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NUTRITION: The Healing Power Of Tea

The healing power of tea was first discovered more than 4,000 years ago when the emperor of China, Shennong, claimed in The Divine Farmer’s Herb-Root Classic that certain tea infusions were useful for treating a variety of health conditions, including abscesses, bladder problems and lethargy. According to modern science and recent research, the emperor may have been on to something. Teas contain high concentrations of a variety of nutrients we know to have health boosting properties. Read on to discover the science behind Shennong’s observations.

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NUTRITION: Foods That Fight Stress

People who continuously feel too much stress in their lives tend to have an increased risk of developing many health problems. From smaller problems such as muscle tension, headaches and irritability to much more serious issues including cardiovascular disease and cancer, high stress levels are affecting your body.

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HEALTH: Healthy Ageing

Just as humans have a natural life span, so does each of the trillions of cells in our bodies. While many people tend to think of ageing as a process from the outside in (I see the changes of age on my skin, so my cells on the inside must be ageing too), the opposite is more correct. We age visibly on the outside because of what is going on inside. As our internal cells age, it becomes more and more visible on the outside – the area we see physically.

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FITNESS: Hydration 101

Humans cannot survive more than just a few days without water. The more active your lifestyle, the faster your body will lose water. But even people who are only moderately active could benefit from drinking more water.

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HEALTH: 15 Ways to Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet

The start of a new year always brings with it the promise of change. It’s also the time of year that many of us set new goals and make plans to better ourselves in the months ahead. Here are 15 tips to help make the coming year your healthiest one yet:

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SUPPLEMENTS: The Miracle of Antioxidants

What are Antioxidants?

Compounds that protect our cells and tissues from damaging interactions with oxygen Free-Radicals. Well known antioxidant nutrients include A, C, E, zinc, selenium and betacarotene. These nutrients bolster the action of our natural defence enzymes.

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For centuries, olive oil has been a kitchen staple, especially in Mediterranean countries such as Spain. Its widespread use in these countries is thought by many health experts to be one of the principal reasons behind the relatively low incidence of heart disease associated with a Mediterranean diet

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Nutrition: Food Pairings That Boost Nutrition

“The next time you want a truly bone-healthy snack that offers maximum nutritional value, try combining a calcium-rich, low-fat dairy product with nuts, oatmeal, fortified cereal or other foods that contain magnesium.”

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Update Your Breakfast

Research shows that eating breakfast can boost your metabolism, keep your blood sugar steady and give you energy throughout the day. One study showed that obesity and insulin resistance rates were 35-50 per cent lower among people who ate breakfast every day, compared to those who didn’t.

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