Monthly Archives: July 2020

Sphaeranthus Indicus (Globe Thistle): Anxiolytic Herb

Sphaeranthus Indicus (Globe Thistle) is a medicinal plant with some central nervous system effects. Some of these effects may make it a useful treatment for mood disorders, particularly anxiety. For example, extracts of the flowers from globe thistle have been … Continue reading

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Vegetables Versus Fruit: Which is Healthier

It is well evidenced that fruit and vegetables have important health effects in humans. In particular, increasing the intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with protection from a number of lifestyle diseases. Fruit and vegetables are a very good … Continue reading

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Crisps: How Bad Are They?

Crisps are a popular food and often found in pack lunches. Many people happily consume a packet of crisps each day, oblivious to the damaging health effects they can have. The first thing to say is that apart from energy, … Continue reading

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The Top Five Healthy Food Groups

Evidence suggests that the foods we eat impact our health. There are a number of groups of foods that have been researched for their health effects and eating more of these foods can significantly improve health and quality of life. … Continue reading

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The Phytochemistry of Globe Thistle (Sphaeranthus indicus)

Globe thistle (Sphaeranthus indicus) is a traditional herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. The plant is medicinal due to the unique phytochemistry it possesses. The plant contains a number of medicinally relevant phytochemicals including a large group of phytochemicals called the … Continue reading

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Vitamin C for Weight Loss

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Why Do Carbohydrate Foods Make You Tired?

Many people are aware that high carbohydrate foods can make them drowsy. The reason for this is well understood and relates to the way that carbohydrate foods cause the release of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Protein

Evidence suggests that protein is a weight loss food. There are a number of reasons for this including improved appetite regulation, improved insulin resistance and increased metabolic rate. Increasing the protein content of the diet can therefore have a substantial … Continue reading

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Sprat Essential Fatty Acid Content Varies

Cold water fish are a good source of the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These essential fatty acids feed into the essential fatty acid pathways in humans and animals and allow the production of important … Continue reading

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Why Do People Find It Hard To Follow A High Quality Diet

Many people wish to follow a healthy high quality diet. Many people start such a diet with the best of intentions. However, very few manage to remain on such a diet for long and soon return to their bad eating … Continue reading

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