Did you know that up to 35% of all body protein content is made up of one type of protein? This protein is a key component of our connective tissue – the most widely distributed tissue in the body, which binds, holds, supports and strengthens other body tissues, as well as insulating and protecting the organs. It makes up our ligaments, tendons, skin, joints, cartilage, bone and even the gut lining, blood vessels and our teeth! It is therefore absolutely vital to health and proper integrity and function on ALL body tissues and organs. Continue reading
For many years, if you went to a health shop, you could only find our live bacteria products in the fridge. And indeed this had been the case for most of the really effective products out there. Continue reading
If you’re off on holiday, you don’t want anything to spoil it. Here are our top 4 supplements we recommend to support your health while travelling. Continue reading
Last week’s highly publicised Cochrane review on fish oils made headlines by claiming omega 3 from fish oils had little or no effect on heart health. The review, ‘Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease’, aimed to investigate the effects of increased omega-3 intake on mortality and cardiovascular events. Continue reading
Summer is the time for holidays and some time out from our daily routines, however fully letting go of our daily rituals may be counter-productive and lead to needing a holiday following our holiday! Here is a nutritional guide about how to make the most of your much-needed downtime by being well-prepared and travel smart: Continue reading
Whether you are an athlete and have been training for years, or have just started exercising, for example to improve your general health or to run a charity marathon, we all have our limits. Exercise can be beneficial through many aspect, from decreasing body fat and increasing bone density, through to improving immune function and mental health. Exercise itself is a stimulation in which the body must adapt to, for example by increasing heart rate. However, if the body is not adequately nourished and rested, it can fail to adapt.
We all know that consuming essential fats can have great health benefits, including supporting heart health and brain function. Fish is a fantastic source of the vital omega 3 fats EPA and DHA. But we may not get enough fish in our diet to provide these essential fats or we might be concerned about the quality of fish and presence of pollutants. That’s where using a fish oil supplement can be helpful, but how do you choose one that is healthful and will make a difference?
There are many different types of fat, which are essential to health. One of the most important groups are Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. These are known as essential fatty acids. This means they are essential to health and need to be taken from our diet, rather than manufactured internally from other dietary sources. They are part of a group of fats called polyunsaturated fats.
Generally, we can obtain omega 6 from a plant-based diet in terms of nuts, seeds, avocados and plant oils. Omega-3 fats are provided to us from oily fish, which have an algae-rich diet. The best sources include sardines, mackerel and salmon.
Enjoy this delicious and easy to make summer treat created by Pukka.
Beauty Ice pops recipe by Pukka
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Here’s our guide to ten healthy foods that should be in your store cupboard. Some you may already have; others are less obvious! These foods can all be used to make a variety of healthy meals with the addition of fresh vegetables – and meat, fish or eggs if you eat them.