A recent study suggests that some adults who use calcium supplements to meet their daily quota are taking higher doses than necessary, ultimately putting themselves at risk of serious health issues, including cardiovascular disease.
The study found that one in 20 adults got a substantial portion of their daily calcium from supplements. If you think this may include you, you'll want to keep read... ››› more
There are two types of diarrhoea: The normal type that doesn't last longer than a few days and goes away without any treatment and the severe type that lasts more than a few days, or for prolonged periods of time, and warrants medical attention.
If you have the former, you'll be happy to know that there are ways to ease the discomfort while you're waiting for it to pass. Here is our six-step pl... ››› more
The health and strength of your bones relies on a balanced diet and steady stream of nutrients - and you'll be interested to know that calcium isn't the most important of them all to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures.
In fact, at the recent annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting held in Washington, in the USA, a study was presented that surprised everyone. It uncovered that to en... ››› more
By now you know that calcium plays a major role in your bone health by promoting strong, healthy bones. But did you know that this essential mineral also helps prevent and heal bone problems such as osteoporosis?
One quick and easy way to get a healthy dose of calcium every day is by drinking down a green smoothie. Brimming with calcium and an array of other vitamins and minerals, green smooth... ››› more
The single most important way to keep your bones healthy and strong? By eating calcium-rich foods, of course. Fortunately, grocery shelves are chockfull of calcium-rich goodies, so you have no excuse to be eating less calcium than you should!
Personally, I find that incorporating a healthy dose of this bone-healthy mineral is made easiest in the morning. Here are five delicious, calcium-rich br... ››› more
You know how it goes - you set your new year's resolutions and after a couple of weeks, the stress of keeping up with who you're trying to be has you chomping your teeth (and perhaps a takeaway burger, too) out of tension.
And sticking to these resolutions - never mind actually achieving your healthy goals - only gets more difficult as you get older, doesn't it?
Instead of trying to eat cle... ››› more
Believe it or not, but chia seeds aren't anything new. In fact, they've been a vital part of the human diet for more than 5000 words!
The word “chia” originally comes from the Mayan word for “strength”. Needless to say, the seed was a staple for the Mayans and Aztecs, who ground chia seeds into a flour, pressed them for oil, and drank them mixed with water.
So what makes these tiny ... ››› more
Many of us overlook our nail health. Don't ask me why - I mean, we all want strong, healthy-looking nails don't we?
The good news, however, is that with a few simple diet changes, you can start eating your way to healthier nails. Yup, that's right - with proper nutrition, you can achieve super-strong, super-healthy nails!
These are five foods you can immediately put into your diet and begin ... ››› more
It comes as no surprise that avocados are incredibly healthy, but did you know that the pit houses most of its antioxidants? That's right!
The part that you have been throwing away contains a whopping 70% of the fruit's antioxidants. By consuming it, you will reap the loads of health benefits.
On that note, I'm going to share some of those benefits with you, as well as provide you with a qui... ››› more
Flip through any health magazine or scroll any wellness blog and you're bound to be advised to eat lots of yoghurt. Often touted as one of the top foods to eat, especially for women, yoghurt contains probiotics, calcium and protein, which have been correlated with better gastrointestinal health, improved bone density and even weight loss.
However, if you read vegan blogs, such as the magnetic ... ››› more
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