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Coughs, colds and flu advice

As summer ends and autumn is upon us, so is the start of the cold and flu season.  Symptoms of flu can include fever, cough, headache, weakness and fatigue, aching muscles and joints, sore throat and a runny nose, so it’s a really ... Read more

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Amazing avocados

The avocado – is it a fruit or a vegetable? Well, it’s classified as a fruit, because it is the seed-bearing part of a plant rather than any other part such as the stalk, root, or leaf. However, we tend to use it like a vegetable in savoury ... Read more

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Back to school: Children’s supplements

As well as thinking about your child’s breakfasts, you may also wish to help children on their way with a few well-chosen supplements. A good kids’ multivitamin and mineral can help with energy levels and may be a good choice if a child ... Read more

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Back to school: Healthy food ideas

When our kids go back to school, we want them to be in the best of health, full of energy and able to resist all those bugs that can go around! A great first step towards this is to ensure they are eating good healthy food. Start by giving ... Read more

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Antioxidants – what’s the hype?

Everyone’s talking about antioxidants! They are one of the main reasons we should eat lots of vegetables and fruit, and the basis for the particular health benefits of blueberries and other dark-coloured berries. But what exactly are ... Read more

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Brilliant blackberries

Why we should love them … and how to make the most of them What could be better than a food that’s delicious, good for you … and free? Blackberries are virtually the only commonly eaten fruit that is readily and easily found growing in ... Read more

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Healthy snacks for healthy lifestyles

Feeling peckish? If you find yourself reaching for a snack between meals, you’re not necessarily doing a bad thing. A healthy snack can help to keep your blood sugar levels stable, which in turn helps to maintain energy levels, concentration ... Read more

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Why do ‘man boobs’ happen?

Gynaecomastia is enlargement of male breast tissue that may be referred to as ‘man boobs’. It is quite common and can occur at any time between adolescence and old age, although more frequently in teenage boys and older men. Gynaecomastia ... Read more

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Low-calorie cocktails suggestions

It’s the summer and a great time to meet up with friends, lounge in the sun and share some ice cold, beautifully decorated cocktails. With names like Berry Nice, Cherry daiquiri and Apple Mojito your mouth starts to water just reading the ... Read more

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Is bok choy the new kale?

Kale has made a name for itself as a super healthy vegetable. It is a good source of many vitamins and minerals, fibre and lots of beneficial plant compounds such as flavonoids. But there is another contender for the title of healthiest green: ... Read more