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

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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

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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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What are the causes of abdominal bloating and pain?

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Although it might not always feel so, gas is a crucial part of your digestive system and a very normal process as part of healthy digestion. What isn’t quite so normal, however, is trapped gas which can cause your abdomen to bloat and feel very uncomfortable. This occurs as a result of excess gas produced […]

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The Vitamin ABCs: Vitamin B3

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Vitamin B is one of the most confused nutrients, and that’s because it’s in fact a term that refers to a group of complex vitamins. Today the focus is on vitamin B3 – read on to find out more or check out the rest of our vitamin ABCs here. What is vitamin B3? Vitamin B3 […]

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The Vitamin ABCs: Vitamin B1

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Continuing our Vitamin ABCs series, today we’re looking in closer detail at vitamin B1, why you need it, what effects it has on the body, where you can get it in your diet and more. Click here to read the rest of our Vitamin ABCs. What is vitamin B1? Vitamin B1 was the first vitamin […]

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How to attack snack time when the cravings hit

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To snack or not to snack, that is the question. Even when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle with a good diet, 3 square meals a day, and an excellent exercise routine, those snack cravings can still hit. In fact, these cravings, particularly for junk food, can be even worse after an intense workout […]

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Lifting the lid on the keto diet: a beginner’s guide

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Do you know what the most frequently Googled diet over the past year is? We’ll give you some clues: it’s one that is claimed to make you lose more fat than a low-fat diet, despite recommending a high level of fat intake, and has actually been used medically since the 1920s to control seizures in […]

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Food for thought: Is a genetically appropriate diet the key to losing weight and keeping it off?

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Knowing more about your genetic make-up can give you useful tips towards safeguarding your health. Inherent within this, it can also provide many important clues on the best way for you to maintain a healthy weight. The key word here is ‘maintain’. The one-size-fits-all approach to dieting may work in shedding those initial pounds but […]

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