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What’s the result of widespread Vitamin D deficiency in Children?

To help tackle the growing issue of illnesses relating to vitamin D deficiency, such as Rickets, Kellogg’s is adding vitamin D to all of its kid’s cereals in the UK. Rickets affected two thirds of infants prior to the 1900s but almost died out in the late 1930s when various measures were taken by the government …

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What’s so super about ‘Superbroccoli’?

Superbroccoli is a vegetable that looks the same as normal broccoli, but contains boosted levels of a health-giving nutrient.  It is a hybrid of two types of broccoli — British broccoli and a wild, bitter Sicilian variety that contains large amounts of glucoraphanin. How does super broccoli taste? The bitter Sicilian variety isn’t very appealing …

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The facts that the Food Industry conceals on Junk Food!

Though producers of junk food claim they want to steer children towards more healthful choices, the fact is that more and more children suffer from overweight or obesity problems. Wellness initiatives like Smart Spot are just marketing ploys.  Makers of popular junk foods have an obligation to stockholders to encourage kids to eat more of …

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If Big Ben can do it, why I can’t?

Ben Owen’s  Age 32. Lives in London. Hometown; Perth, Australia  On July 22nd, 2010, Ben weighed 155kg.   Height 1.96m.                         BMI: 40.3 On 7th April, 2011,     weight: 109kg.           Height: 6 ft.5 in.         BMI: 28.4        Total Loss: 46kg (7 stone 3lb!) Ben Owen was known to all his friends as Big Ben. He …

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How Raw Vegetables and fruits ‘counteract Heart Risk Genes’?

Eating a healthy amount of greens could have an effect on genes linked to heart disease, according to a new study” published in the journal PLoS Medicine. Five or more daily portions should be enough to counteract culprit versions of a gene on chromosome 9, thought to be possessed by a fifth of people of …

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Do you pack fruits & vegetables in your children’s lunch box?

Parents fail to provide healthy fruit and vegetables for their children’s packed lunches. Moreover, the Schools suggest that parents should consider switching to school meals, which would keep the balance nutrition for children. Meanwhile, the World Cancer Research Fund has set up a website to give parents advice on healthier lunchboxes. It wants parents to …

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Do you get ample minerals in diet with supplements?

You all know that vitamin supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet, but nobody’s perfect when it comes to healthful eating. It can be particularly challenging to get the nutrients you need, if you’re dieting or if you avoid animal or dairy products.  “People need to choose supplements to help meet — but not …

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