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Fibre Helps Asthma

A potential ground breaking treatment for asthma has been discovered by scientists from Switzerland. The treatment simply involves eating more fruit and vegetables. The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, suggested a connection between the boost in processed food consumption and the increase in asthma rates over the last 30 years. The team of scientists...

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Top Tips For Keeping Healthy This Year: Part 2

3. Diet (continued). Foods that can give you energy and help your circulation include fruit and vegetables, whole grains and goods oils such as olive oil, flax seed, fish oils and coconut oil. Incorporating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and lentils in your diet will also help you to lose some extra weight and benefit your immune system. Red meat and fats...

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5:2 Fasting diet – It’s not just for weight loss

5:2 Fasting diet – It’s not just for weight loss

The 5:2 fasting diet is nothing new, but the mechanism of how this can benefit us has not always been clear, but new research has found that fasting diets may help people with diabetes and heart disease. The added benefit is weight loss. The diet is based on eating little or no food a few days a week, and has been found to be as beneficial as exercise or surgery for...

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Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Foods to Boost Your Immune System

As we are approaching the “flu season” it is time to start eating the right foods for our immune systems.  During the autumn and winter months, there are new strains of viruses and bacteria mutating and this puts a great strain on our immune systems. We are surrounded by all sorts of viruses and bacteria from buses/trains/underground, places of work, coffee shops to...

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Are almonds beneficial to weightloss?

A new study in America has found people who eat 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated fat intake without increasing body weight. So are almonds beneficial to weight loss? Snacking has become a regular habit in the US with an estimated 97 per cent of Americans...

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A Diabetes Crisis?

As the rates of diabetes are continually on the rise, an obvious but important question is are we eating too much sugar? A survey by Diabetes UK has discovered that patients with type-2 diabetes, is expected to hit 5million by 2025. This is quite startling, and it clearly shows that governments alongside the food industry have not acted in the best interests of the...

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Does fast food really increase the risk of Asthma?

Does fast food really increase the risk of Asthma?

There have been many different findings recently, but does fast food really increase the risk of asthma? Regular servings of fast food could be causing a rise in the number of cases of asthma, eczema and rhinitis (persistent colds) in children. A study published in Thorax has found that children who have three or more servings of junk food are at a higher risk. The...

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Healthy eating can improve sleep

Healthy eating can improve sleep

Researchers from the Centre for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania have found more evidence that eating the right foods can improve the quality of sleep. The study found that people who get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night have more balanced diets than those who sleep too much or too little. They found that a...

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Can Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Reduce Blood Pressure

“A glass of red wine is good for the heart”. We’ve all heard of this medical fact, but a new study suggests that non-alcoholic red wine can lead to a decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The study was published in American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. The researchers studied 67 men with diabetes or three or more cardiovascular...

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Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Foods scientists at Penn State University in Pennsylvania have found that green tea could help to reduce spikes in blood glucose. These new findings could have a positive impact on the diets for people who have type-2 diabetes, and for people who are pre-diabetic. This could also benefit people who are on a weight-loss programme. The researchers concentrated on an...

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The Cholesterol Balance

More people than ever are being diagnosed with high cholesterol levels. Possible reasons for this are a high fat diet, lack of regular exercise, high alcohol consumption or being overweight. Cholesterol is an essential part of the body and is required for healthy nerves, hormones and cells. Cholesterol is also required in the formation of sex hormones. Low...

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Top tips to maintain a healthy acid and alkaline balance

The recommended healthy balance of acid and alkaline forming foods is 75% alkaline and 25% acid. The higher proportion of alkaline forming foods is directly related to the fact that our bodies are mildly alkaline. A possible reason for the increase in the number of illnesses that we see today such as arthritis, skin conditions and gout is because the western diet is...

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