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How to eat meals correctly

Diet

Aside from breathing, eating is the most natural thing your body does. Ingesting food or a meal seems like the most simple thing in the world, but the surprising fact is that many people are on auto-pilot while doing so meaning they don’t always chew and break down that food properly. Even though we’re taught […]

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How to fit exercise into a busy routine

CardiacQlu

We’re often told that if we want to get fit, we need to put time into a serious regime. In a modern world where everyone is constantly working, it’s getting harder to fit ‘getting fit’ into a busy schedule. Many of us idolise Insta-famous personal trainers but don’t have enough hours in the day to […]

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Understanding blood sugar levels and how they affect your body

Diet

Maintaining good sugar levels is key, not only for those who have conditions like diabetes which make it more difficult to maintain a normal blood glucose level. Anyone is liable to feel the “crash” after eating particularly high sugar foods, and not having a balanced diet or skipping meals can result in low blood sugar […]

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Wake up and smell the coffee: How this hot drink affects your body

Diet

With the mornings getting chillier, a hot cup of coffee helps us get up and through the daily grind. According to the British Coffee Association, we consume two billion cups everyday, taking into account all strengths and sizes. Whether you prefer a frothy cappuccino, strong flat white or milky latte, how much should you be […]

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Essential Vitamins & Minerals for the Human Body: Periodic Table

Diet

A couple of months ago, we launched our Vitamin ABCs series. Today we’re taking that one step further and providing you with a complete guide to the essential vitamins and minerals that the human body requires to run at its optimum with our Periodic Table of Vitamins and Minerals for the Human Body: To learn […]

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4 Things to know before going vegan

NutriQlu

2018 is the year of veganism. According to research, more than 7% of people in the UK are now vegan. Over the last couple of years, we have seen the biggest increase in people switching to a vegan lifestyle. If you’re thinking about making a switch, whether for health or ethical reasons there are a […]

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Sugar Awareness Week: How to have a healthier relationship with the sweet stuff

General Health

To celebrate Sugar Awareness Week from 12th–18th November, our latest QluHealth blog post outlined some of the main risks of a diet which are packed full of refined sugar – particularly the way that it disrupts the balance of blood sugar levels, leading to more serious health concerns. Despite the adverse effects of sugar, it’s […]

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Do you have a food intolerance or an allergy?

NutriQlu

The term “intolerance” is thrown around a lot nowadays with gluten-free and lactose-free foods regarded as somewhat of a trend rather than the absolute necessity that they are for those with a true intolerance. What is a food intolerance? Sometimes known as a hypersensitivity, a food intolerance means that a person faces problems or struggles […]

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Sugar Awareness Week: What are the risks of sugar on our health?

General Health

In recent years, there’s been a growing concern surrounding sugar and the impact it has on our health, with many likening the sweet-tasting soluble carbohydrate to an addictive drug just as dangerous as cocaine. At the very heart of this discussion is Action on Sugar, a proactive charity based at Queen Mary University of London, […]

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Cardio vs. Weights: which is better for weight loss?

DNA Fitness Testing

Even the most enthusiastic gym goer might shy away from the strength training corner at times: it can seem intimidating, not knowing where to start with free form weights and mats. It can often seem a male-dominated environment, meaning men tend to gravitate that way to show off their gains, whereas women feel relegated to […]

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