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Your immune system protects you round-the-clock but what you eat can have a considerable effect. You can make it sharper by eating well and looking after yourself – or you can overload and weaken it.
Achieving a healthy weight isn’t about being thin, it’s about having a healthy body that works well and isn’t held back by inflammation, achy joints, high blood pressure or high blood sugar.
Fish is marketed as a health food that may help protect heart health. However, some experts warn against eating both farmed and wild-caught fish and shellfish.
In the UK, one in 14 people over the age of 65 has dementia and it increases to one in six in people over 80. However, 40 per cent of cases could be prevented or delayed and evidence shows a healthy diet can help.
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you can still eat many plant foods and the right ones can help.
Breast is best but not always possible – fed is best! Soya and other plant-based formulas are a safe and nutritious alternative to cow’s milk formulas.
Legally, all medicines, including vaccines, in the UK must be tested on animals before they are deemed safe for human use.
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and keeps our nervous system healthy. If you lack vitamin B12 you could suffer from vitamin B12 anaemia – your red blood cells aren’t able to carry oxygen around your body properly.
- Heart health
Your heart pumps oxygen-rich blood around your body through a network of arteries. Problems arise when arteries are blocked by the build-up of plaques made of cholesterol and other fatty substances in blood
Your body uses iron to make haemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscles, both proteins carry oxygen to fuel the body. Without enough iron to make these proteins, iron-deficiency anaemia may leave you tired and short of breath