The Benefits of Exercise Physical activity has a number of benefits for our health and well-being. It has been found to reduce the risk of dementia, depression, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. It also improves bone health, and balance and coordination, to prevent falls. Our sleep quality can improve and feeling of … Continue reading Physical Activity and its Relationship to Food
What is The Immune System? The immune system is a network of processes in the body that protects us from disease. It detects and defends our body against threats like, viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies, by differentiating our tissue from foreign tissue. A number of cells and organs work together to protect our body, such … Continue reading Supporting the Immune System
What is iron? Iron is a very important mineral used in the body for various functions, including blood production. However, iron deficiency is one of the main nutritional deficiencies in the world, with around 80% of people being iron deficient . Some good sources of iron are red meat, liver, kidney beans and nuts. Why … Continue reading Iron: An Essential Mineral
What does 5-a-day mean? “5-a-day” refers to the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables that we should aim to eat each day. Currently only 27% of adults in the UK achieve this 5-a-day recommendation . The portions that count towards your 5-a-day include: 80g of fresh, canned or frozen fruit and vegetables; 30g of … Continue reading Vitamins and Minerals – Are You Meeting Your 5-a-day?
What are fats? Fat is a macronutrient that provides the body with energy and helps it to absorb vitamins. There are three types of fats known as: saturated fats unsaturated fat trans fats. Examples of saturated fats would be butter, bacon, and cheese. Unsaturated fats are in foods such as avocado, olive oil and seeds. … Continue reading Fats – The Forbidden Food?