Eating healthily ‘significantly improves mood’

There is a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people’s self-reported mental well-being, according to new research by the university of Leeds. The findings indicate that eating just one extra portion of fruit and vegetables a day could have an equivalent effect on mental well-being as around 8 extra days […]

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How many carbs vegetarians and meat eaters should really eat?

Carbs have been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism in recent years, with many people wrongly believing that eating them is an unhealthy course of action. However, a major study conducted in the US has found that following a low carbohydrate diet can drastically reduce your lifespan, particularly if you’re substituting carbohydrates […]

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Quorn protein ‘twice as effective’ for building muscle

A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates post-exercise muscle building more effectively than milk protein. The study evaluated the digestion of protein, which allows amino acids (the building blocks of protein) to increase in the bloodstream and then become available […]

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Vaping can cause SERIOUS lung damage, say scientists

A study, published in journal BMJ and ScienceDaily, found vapour may cause inflammation and impair the activity of alveolar macrophages, cells which remove potentially damaging dust particles, bacteria and allergens. The researchers said some of the effects are similar to those seen in cigarette smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Professor David […]

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Having Trouble Losing Weight? It Might Be Your Thyroid

Because the thyroid gland deter­mines how efficiently we burn calories, it plays an essential role in helping us maintain a healthy weight. “The thyroid hormone is a master hormone that regulates metabolism,” explains functional-medicine nutritionist Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP. But the vast majority of the estimated 60 million American adults with thyroid problems don’t […]

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Meghan Markle reveals the ONE thing that has made her happier

With how much Meghan Markle’s life has changed over the last couple of years, you may well wonder how she stays not just grounded but happy too. In a resurfaced blog post, the Duchess previously revealed that she actually turns to the practice of meditation to reconnect to herself and feel “light and fun”. She […]

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Nationalised drug companies may be needed to fix antibiotics market

Nationalised or state-run “utility” drug companies may be the only answer to the lack of investment in new antibiotics, former banker Lord Jim O’Neill has suggested. The drastic measure would be intended to ensure that the development and production of new antibiotics were not at the mercy of capitalist market forces – which may seem […]

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