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Vitamin D – should you be taking a supplement?

03/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Immunity
  • Vitamins and Minerals

In spring and summer, most people in the UK can get enough vitamin D through the action of sunlight on the skin, but in the winter months, a supplement is required, and for some people, it is a good idea to take one all year round.

Diet and fertility – why a vegan diet is best

07/07/2020  |   Tags:
  • Pregnancy and Fertility

If you’ve been having trouble getting pregnant, forget about oysters and champagne; the best fertility foods are fresh fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, healthy fats and plant protein.

Vitamin B12 – who needs it?

07/07/2020  |   Tags:
  • Vitamins and Minerals

Everyone needs a regular source of vitamin B12 and for vegans this means a supplement or a good supply of B12-fortified foods.

Do Vegans Need Supplements?

30/06/2020  |   Tags:
  • Antioxidants
  • Vegan diets
  • Vitamins and Minerals

According to some ‘health’ writers vegan diets are deficient in vital nutrients. So, do vegans need to become pill-poppers to stay healthy?

Omega-3 fats – all you need to know

08/06/2020  |   Tags:
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Vitamins and Minerals

Most people know that saturated fats, like those found in meat, cheese, butter, pies and biscuits, are ‘bad’ and unsaturated fats, in nuts and seeds, are ‘good’. But are some of the good ones better than others and where can we find them?

Muscle without meat

08/06/2020  |   Tags:
  • Vegan diets

The 2019 Netflix documentary The Game Changers took the sports world by storm, with hordes of bodybuilders, runners and athletes going vegan to improve their health and performance.

Fish is not a health food

08/06/2020  |   Tags:
  • Fish
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • The Environment

Some people who stop eating meat continue eating fish in the belief that it’s good for them and that fishing is less cruel and less destructive than farming. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Good fat bad fat

05/05/2020  |   Tags:
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Fats
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Obesity and Overweight

People are confused – bad science and poor journalism don’t help our understanding of fat, lumping the good and the bad in the same basket. Many people fear all types of fat, worrying that it’s always bad for our health and that it causes unwanted weight gain. But not all fat is bad…

Healthy, happy gut

09/04/2020  |   Tags:
  • Digestion
  • Fibre
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Pulses
  • Vegan diets
  • Wholegrains

We rarely pay much attention to our gut health until we have to. Conversely, we tend to know how our mental state affect our digestion and even have a ‘gut feeling’ about important things in our lives.

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