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Get it in you… folic acid

Your daily folic acid menu Why do you need it? To help create and maintain blood cells and support the nervous system. Are you getting enough? If not, you’ll be irritable, forgetful, depressed, tired and won’t be able to sleep. And as a result may even be single. How much do you need every day? […]

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Morning glory

Function better after breakfast Your eating habits Want a breakfast to keep you going all day, boost your memory and help you lose weight? What’s your first meal of the day like? A coffee and a muffin grabbed at the station on the way in to work? Or do you hold out until elevenses, when […]

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Brain pain

Want to stop getting migraines? Avoid these “danger” foods Migraine pain Anyone who suffers from migraines knows they’re not “just a headache”. Flashing lights, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting – with or without splitting skull pain – it’s no joke. Sufferers experience different symptoms, and have different migraine triggers, from stress and tiredness, to bright […]

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Be a honey monster

Sweet, sticky and good for you – that’s Manuka honey. Go on, lick some Spread it on toast, mixed into a sweet and sour sauce or drizzled artistically over your girlfriend – we don’t care how you indulge in Manuka honey because it’s a healthy habit you can afford to get addicted to. All honeys […]

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What happens when I eat curry?

Discover what tucking into a ruby does to your body Red alert When that scalding vindaloo hits your tongue, neurons on your taste buds rush messages to your brain: heat, pain, lots of exclamation marks. It’s all to do with a volatile compound called capsaicin. “Capsaicin is fat-soluble, not water-soluble, so beer will only fan […]

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Right choices, stronger heart

Enjoy life? Then live for longer with our heart-strengthening diet tips Eat fibre An analysis of 6,000 adults by French scientists revealed that different sources of fibre tackle different heart disease risk factors. Your best bet is to get a variety of wholegrains, which are good for regulating your weight-to-height ratio as well as your […]

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Fill your face

News flash: fry-ups for breakfast make you more attractive to women You will be more attractive to women Your brain needs glucose to function properly and, as the levels of glucose being fed to your brain dip overnight, you wake up with your brain ‘metabolically starved’. As soon as you get out of bed, start […]

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Not to be sniffed at

Wave goodbye to hankies by eating these foods this winter Kiwi fruit Vitamin C can’t stop you from getting a cold, but it can ease the suffering and speed recovery. And kiwis are packed with the stuff – just one contains 75mg of the C vit. Up your intake at the first sign of a […]

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Carcinogens for dinner?

If you’d like to know more about what’s on your plate, read on What organic means The idea is the farm is like an organism. Each part including the farmer, to the insects on the land and the land itself, all work and interact together to create a whole. It comes across as a tad […]

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Stop heartburn

Prevent acid reflux with our no-nonsense tips 1. Ditch the juice Your body’s food chute is your oesophagus, a tunnel of muscle whose job it is to push what you swallow into your stomach. And although this is supposed to be a one-way street, stomach acid sometimes rises back up causing the five-alarm fire we […]

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