Good eye health is a vital part of our well-being, yet we often take it for granted or assume we can do little to improve it. In fact there are many factors that can have a positive (or negative) impact on eye health – and diet is the first place to start. NOT JUST CARROTS While it’s true that the beta-carotene found in carrots is beneficial to your eyes, there are many other nutrients that are also essential. The two star players are lutein and zeaxanthin. Termed “macular pigments”, they are most prominent in the lens and macula regions of… Click here to read more
What Is an Antioxidant? You may have heard about the health benefits of antioxidants, but do you know what an antioxidant is — and how they actually work? Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamins C and E and selenium, that can help prevent damage to your body cells, or repair damage that has been done. Antioxidants work by significantly slowing or preventing the oxidative — or damage from oxygen — process caused by substances called free radicals, that can lead to cell dysfunction and the onset of problems like heart disease and diabetes. Antioxidants… Click here to read more
The importance of vitamins and minerals to health, fitness and vitality is undisputed. A sufficient intake helps us to look good, feel good and enjoy life to the full – whatever our age! It is recommended that we eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day in order to achieve an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals. However, a supplement may also help to safeguard your dietary intake. Vitamin A – essential for healthy eyes, skin and growth. Also an important antioxidant and immune system component. Biotin – takes part in the metabolism of protein, fats and… Click here to read more
Which Magnesium is right for Me? Magnesium is one of the those minerals we all need a top up with at times, an essential mineral that your body uses in over 300 ways, including helping you to cope better with stress, tension and general well-being. Many people are magnesium deficient and our diet is often low in food rich in Magnesium. Combined with this, the body resources of magnesium can quickly and easily be depleted from dehydration, intense prolonged stress, exercise, poor circulation, alcohol, soft drinks, coffee, salt intake and some medications.