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Best breakfasts to start your day with

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Since you were a kid, you will have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true on many levels. Not only does eating a nutritious meal in the morning make you more productive. It also kickstarts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. Other long-term benefits […]

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Understanding and diagnosing unintentional weight changes

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For almost everybody, body weight is in a constant state of flux – you’ll find that you never weigh the same in the morning as you do just before you go to bed, and that number will even be different in the middle of the day too. These sorts of fluctuations are very natural and […]

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National Obesity Awareness Week 2019

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Every year, National Obesity Awareness Week begins on the second Monday of January. It kicked off yesterday for 2019, and will run until the 20th, promoting a healthier national weight. Obesity is a common medical condition where a person has too much body fat, often caused by too much fat and sugar in a person’s […]

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Why is it important to have vegetables in your diet?

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Health specialists advise that we have a minimum of 5 portions of fruit and veg every day, and have been doing so for years. In fact, the guidelines have even changed lately saying that most people should be aiming for even more – up to 4.5 cups per day, equating to around 9 servings. Finish […]

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Dry January: How banning booze affects your body

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If you drink alcohol, you’ve probably had your fair share in December. Thinking of all the mulled wine leading up towards Christmas, the celebratory cocktails on New Year’s Eve and everything in between, it all adds up. If you’re feeling the effects, you may have signed up for Dry January – the UK’s one-month booze-free […]

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The impact of healthy and unhealthy food on the body

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As we head into the new year, we’re all very aware of new beginnings. Many people take this time of year as an opportunity for a fresh start, sometimes quite literally in terms of healthier eating with food that’s better for their bodies. While we all know that certain foods are better for us than […]

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Know the nutritional value of your Christmas dinner

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The festive period is all about eating, drinking and being merry, so what nutrients are in your Christmas feast? From the lean protein of turkey meat to fibre-rich sprouts, you can actually feel good about indulging this season. To mark Christmas Eve, let’s run through the dishes you’ll be bringing to the table tomorrow, and […]

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Look after your skin this winter

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Have you ever wondered why winter is the worst time of year for your skin? Flaky, dry skin can be a pain all year round, but cold weather tightens pores and strips skin of moisture. This can be a problem particularly for those with conditions such as eczema and acne, which are already irritating enough […]

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How to eat meals correctly

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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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Understanding blood sugar levels and how they affect your body

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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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