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According to a recent study, people who often spend their time sitting down can live shorter lives than those who engage in a frequently active one. Even if you go to exercise in the gym two or three times...
Cortisol does not only weaken our immune system and make us gain fat much easier; it also contributes to the breakdown of muscle tissues leading to a weaker body structure. It is, therefore, important to know the effects of...
Water has many uses in our lives. It is a basic nutrient essential for life itself. You can live for days and maybe weeks without food, but in as little as 1-day life can cease without water. Water is...
Caffeine isn’t an essential nutrient but, like alcohol, it plays an important role in many people's eating and drinking habits. In terms of health, it’s important to understand what it is, the effect it can have and also the...
Dietary fibre is a carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk. Fibre is commonly classified into two groups: Soluble fibre, which dissolves in water and insoluble fibre, which doesn’t, combined they are called total fibre. Fibre comes from plants,...
Oily Fish Fatty acids found in fish and seafood can boost memory function by 15 percent. A diet rich in the essential omega-3 fatty acids are important for maintaining optimal brain health and preventing the onset of dementia, characterised by...
Eat a good breakfast even if you don’t feel hungry. Skipping breakfast will give you a mid-morning crash and make you eat more at lunch; gorging at lunch can make you sleepy. You’ll feel a lot more alert...
With the great number of distractions that cross our minds each day, we often find ourselves too exhausted to focus on our feelings, and this can often lead to the scattered mindset that people have when they go home...
Protein is a complex molecule made up of amino acids. Proteins are responsible for specific and unique functions within the body. Many people think that we only need protein to build muscle, but, in fact, there are many different proteins...
With all the great green press that runs circles around green tea, it’s hard to believe that there are some downsides to the tea that will apparently drink you slim! If it’s coffee that you’re substituting for green tea,...