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Vitamins & Supplements
April 23, 2015

Should you be taking multivitamin supplements?

Adverts tell us we can’t live without them. Pharmacies stock hundreds of different brands, each claiming to be the best…but, are multivitamins as effective as they are claimed to be? Does it matter at which time of the day you wash one down? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
October 2, 2014

Best vitamin C foods

We know that Vitamin C is good for us – when you think of it, you probably picture a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice, half a ruby grapefruit or a fizzy supplement. But there are a plenty of sources of natural Vitamin C that you can eat at any time of the day, and your body will absorb and use as it needs. Here are some you may not even know about. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 28, 2014

Are you wasting your money on supplements?

In the UK, it’s a £175 million a year industry, and South Africa isn’t far behind. We’re talking about antioxidant supplements – from daily doses of vitamin A and C, to super-foods such as blueberries and almonds. (more…)
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Vitamins & Supplements
May 25, 2014

Vitamins and supplements – How much should you take?

In a perfect world, a balanced diet would supply your body with everything it needs to function optimally. The stark reality is though, most of us don’t get the nutrients we need from the food we eat. So, taking a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement helps ensure you don’t lack any of the vital nutrients you need. (more…)
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Food & nutritionInfectionsVitamins & Supplements
May 13, 2014

Beat the winter blues! Top 5 ways to boost your immune system

Winter’s just around the corner, and those nasty cold and flu bugs are already making their appearance. So, how can you fight them off? By boosting your immune system! These are my top 5 must-haves to help build immunity against colds and flu this season. Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral, and even a slight deficiency can negatively affect your immune function. People most at risk of zinc deficiency include: the elderly, pregnant and breastfeeding women, breastfed babies older than 6 months, vegetarians, people with gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Supplementing your diet with zinc can help reduce…
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