Unveiling Magnesium’s True Power: The wide Variety of Different Types and Their Uses
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by Niamh Trueman
4d ago
Magnesium (Mg) is a mineral that’s essential for healthy muscles, nerves and maintaining muscle and nerve function in the body as well as benefitting bones and blood sugar levels. There are many different types of magnesium, all with different uses and benefits. An adult body contains around 25g magnesium, with 50-60% being present in the bones and the rest present in soft tissue.  As well as playing a key role in bone function, magnesium also provides a role in muscle function, and can assist the activation of vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphate homeostasis to act as a ..read more
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The Power of 30 Plants a Week: Tips for a Healthier, More Diverse Diet
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by Maxine Di Vico
1M ago
A study conducted by the American Gut Project in 2018 involving over 10’000 participants had some fascinating results. The aim was to better understand the gut  microbiome and its connection to health and disease. The study found that those who consumed over 30 types of plants a week had a significantly higher chance of having a healthier and more diverse microbiome then those who ate less than 10 types of plant per week.   10 benefits of eating 30 plants a week Nutrient Diversity Each plant has a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. By incorporating a di ..read more
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Boosting Employee Health and Wellness: Practical Corporate Wellness Tips
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by Maxine Di Vico
1M ago
In today’s fast-paced work environment, fostering a culture of health and well-being is crucial for any organization aiming to boost productivity, reduce absenteeism, and enhance employee satisfaction. At Nutition and Co, we specialise in creating tailored wellness programs that help businesses support their teams in achieving optimal health. Here are some practical tips your company can implement to promote employee health and wellness. 8 Tips to Boost Employee Health and Wellness 1. Offer Nutritious Snacks and Beverages Stocking the office kitchen with healthy snacks and beverages ca ..read more
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Brain Food: The Connection Between Nutrition and Cognitive Health
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by Maxine Di VIco
2M ago
Cognitive function refers to a set of mental abilities that enable us to process information, think, learn, reason, remember, and make decisions. These cognitive abilities are essential for performing everyday tasks, interacting with others, and navigating daily life. Our brain is like the command centre of the body. Not only does it govern our cognitive abilities, emotions, and behaviours it’s also responsible for sending signals round our bodies to control all our physiological needs. To ensure our brains can run at optimal levels it needs the correct nutrition. Just as we nourish our bodi ..read more
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Exploring the Power of Polyphenols: What Can These Nutrients Do for Your Health?
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by Maxine Di VIco
2M ago
Polyphenols are a group of natural compounds found in plants, characterised by their antioxidant properties. These bioactive substances contribute to the vibrant colours, bitterness and odour in fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, and other plant-based foods. Polyphenols play a key role in promoting health by neutralising harmful free radicals and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. There is a large body of research that suggests long term consumption of plant polyphenols offer protection against development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, and neur ..read more
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A Nutritional Game Plan for Red-S: Insights from a Sports Dietitian
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by Jenaed Brodell
2M ago
As a sports dietitian, I am constantly on the lookout for strategies to optimize performance and support the health of athletes.  First and foremost, let's unpack what RED-S entails. Formerly known as the Female Athlete Triad, RED-S extends beyond female athletes and encompasses a spectrum of energy deficiency-related conditions affecting both men and women. It involves a mismatch between energy intake and expenditure, leading to disruptions in physiological processes, including hormonal, metabolic, and psychological functions. One of the primary goals in managing RED-S is to restor ..read more
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20 Effective Ways to Reduce Belly Fat and Achieve a Healthier Body
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by Jenaed Brodell
5M ago
Excess stomach fat not only affects our appearance but also poses serious health risks. It's important to adopt a holistic approach to reduce stomach fat, focusing on a healthy lifestyle rather than quick fixes. Cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone, plays a significant role in fat storage, particularly around the abdomen. When we experience stress, cortisol levels rise, which can lead to increased appetite and cravings for high-calorie, sugary foods. Additionally, elevated cortisol levels promote the storage of visceral fat, the type of fat that accumulates around the organs in t ..read more
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The importance of knowing your sweat rate as an athlete
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by Jenaed Brodell
6M ago
By Jenaed Brodell, UK's Leading Sports Dietitian Nutritionist As athletes, we are constantly pushing our bodies to achieve peak performance, and one often overlooked aspect of this journey is understanding our body's unique response to hydration needs. Sweating is a natural and essential process that helps regulate body temperature during physical activity. In this blog, we will delve into the crucial concept of sweat rate, why it matters, and how to calculate it to optimize your hydration strategy. The Science Behind Sweat: Sweating is the body's way of cooling down during exercise. As we eng ..read more
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Nutrition Tips for managing high cholesterol from a dietitian
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by Jenaed Brodell
7M ago
High cholesterol levels can pose a significant risk to heart health, increasing the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases. While medications play a role in managing cholesterol, adopting a heart-healthy diet is a key component of overall cholesterol management. In this blog post, we'll explore practical nutrition tips to help you make informed choices that support a healthy heart and manage high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels are typically measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) of blood and are categorized into different ranges. These levels can vary slightly based on individual ..read more
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Revitalize Your Health in 2024: 10 Balanced Snack Options to Kick Start Your Journey
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by Jenaed Brodell
7M ago
Welcome to a new year and a new opportunity to prioritize your health and well-being! If you're determined to make positive changes in 2024, starting with your snacking habits is a fantastic way to boost your overall health. We've compiled a list of 10 balanced snack options that not only taste delicious but also provide the essential nutrients your body needs. Let's dive into a healthier you with these revitalizing snack ideas. 1. Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruits: A Nutrient-Packed Powerhouse Kicking off our list is the classic combination of mixed nuts and dried fruits. Packed with a variety of ..read more
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