Study findings presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 reveal that a combination of normal levels of vitamin A and a high-fat diet is a recipe for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this combination may negatively impact the expression of your liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism and result in obesity and type 2 d... ››› more
Imagine a single drink that can fuel your whole body and increase collagen production for younger-looking skin...
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's not - look no further than this apple, pear and cherry health-booster that's brimming with lutein plus vitamins A, B, C and E! It's also low in fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol - what more could you ask for?
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Are you tired of slathering all kinds of lotions and potions on your skin to try and achieve that enviable youthful radiance that you had when you were much younger?
Stop what you're doing right away… the secret to amazingly healthy skin doesn't lie in pricy skincare products - it lies in beta-carotene!
Beta-carotene is a pro-vitamin A carotenoid that's essential to your overall health, i... ››› more
For if you don't already know, vitamins are 13 compounds. Each one is vital for optimal health (hence vit-amin), but can't be made in large quantities.
Typically, we consume vitamins through whole foods or fortified foods. Too add, for the past 80 years, vitamins have been synthesised and made available as supplements for our diets.
The idea of using foods to heal is nothing new. Over 2,000... ››› more
This healthy carrot cake smoothie is made with lots of fresh carrots and delicious traditional carrot cake spices. It's just the thing to treat yourself to after dinner - a tasty and healthy dessert! Enjoy the recipe.
Carrot cake smoothie recipe
Ingredients to blend:
1 frozen banana
1 cup carrots, diced
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup fat-free Gree... ››› more
In 1912, three men and 16 dogs set out from a remote base in Antarctica to explore a series of valleys many hundreds of kilometres away.
Three months later, one returned. While he was less than healthy when he did, he was the lucky one.
Because his compatriots didn't return at all. One died after falling off a crevice. The other died from something far more mysterious: Eating dog liver.
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The supplement world is a multi-million rand industry.
Just look at the endless shelves stacked high with pill bottles. And these supplement shelves usually take up more than one isle in your local pharmacy.
There are natural supplements for every and any ailment you can think of. And there are over ten brands selling the same product. Each promising you that theirs is the best your money ... ››› more
Retinitis pigmentosa (RF) is one of the worst kinds of eye diseases. RF causes photoreceptor cells in the retina to degenerate. The first symptom is poor night vision. After that, peripheral vision begins to narrow and some RF patients eventually lose their sight completely. Those who don't will spend their later years with significantly impaired vision. Since prevention is better than cure, read ... ››› more
Spring is here!
After a long winter of indulging in comfort foods, you may feel you need to press a reset button on your body.
And what better way to rejuvenate and revitalise your body than with spring fresh, tasty foods. Read on and discover the 7 spring foods that will revitalise and refresh your body for the warmer months. Here are 7 spring foods to revitalise and refresh your body for t... ››› more
A powerful vitamin -one you probably already take for its numerous other health helps benefits (protection against Alzheimer's, cataracts and premenstrual syndrome) -has revealed itself as a possible major player in the fight against prostate cancer. Read on to find out what a recent study has found about vitamin E's ability to protect you against prostate cancer. Several studies have found that c... ››› more
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