Wednesday, 1 August 2018 | Editor
Adding turmeric to your diet can definitely bring some big benefits in terms of nutrition but It is the curcumin in it that is so valuable. But, a typical turmeric root contains about 2-5% curcumin, so taking an unstandardized, powdered turmeric root product means that very large amounts would be required to get a beneficial amount of curcumin.
While turmeric is excellent when used as a spice, a curcumin extract is a much, much better choice for health benefits because it is is much more concentrated. This incredible compound can influence just about every aspect of health inside and out, from your skin all the way to your brain.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Editor
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. The authors concluded that evidence suggests omega-3 supplementation has little or no effect on cardiovascular health.
The study has some major problems
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | Editor
You may be aware of the value of plant sterols. Plant sterols occur naturally in food and are similar in structure to cholesterol, the HDL fat that is abundant in animal sourced fats. But what is not generally known is that the body produces its own cholesterol which is secreted into the digestive system in the form of bile to aid the digestive process. So here is an innovate new product that may help.
Thursday, 21 December 2017 | Editor
Polyphenols are the unique chemicals which give plant foods their color, and they provide numerous health benefits.
However, some foods are much higher in polyphenols than others.
This article will explain precisely what these compounds do, where we can find them, and their health-protective properties.
Monday, 16 October 2017 | Editor
Statins are touted as the heart wonder drugs with over 5 million people in the UK taking statins prescribed for high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. However a recent study has shown that side effects of statins experienced by women could outweigh the benefits of the drug. particularly for women. here's why and what you can do about it.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 | Editor
Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?
Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | Editor
Krill oil is the number 1 choice in the UK for omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation and there’s good reason:
The omega 3 in krill oil are in a form proven to have 47% greater bioavailability compared to forms of omega 3 in fish oil.
Monday, 26 September 2016 | Editor
Higher levels of HDL (“Good”) cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease. A recent study has shown that supplementation with Krill Oil can increase this “Good” cholesterol by 14% compared with just 3% using fish oils.
Furthermore, a reduction in triglycerides in the blood is also known to reduce the risks of heart disease and the study showed that supplementing with Cleanmarine® Krill Oil reduced triglycerides by 13% as opposed to 1% using fish oil.
Monday, 29 August 2016 | Editor
The Mediterranean diet means following eating habits that are far more common in Southern Europe - with more fish, olive oil and large quantities of fruit and vegetables
A Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for millions of Britons, research suggests.
Monday, 29 August 2016 | Editor
One in five people will develop heart failure within their lifetime.
Up to four in five Britons suffering from a potentially deadly heart condition may be being denied life-saving treatment, a study has found.
The research, which tracked 15,000 UK heart failure patients for two years, suggests thousands of lives could be being shortened because of NHS failures to adhere to cardiac guidelines.