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Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

Hydration Index (HI) For Drinks

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Copigmentation of Anthocyanins

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Plants as a Source of Melatonin

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone produced by animals. Humans synthesise and secrete melatonin in the pineal gland, a reaction that uses serotonin as a raw material. Serotonin is in turn synthesised from L-tryptophan, which is a dietary essential amino acid. … Continue reading

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Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial During Pregnancy?

Many aspects of nutrition are described as controversial. In scientific parlance, this means that evidence is divided and could be used to support a number of different and opposing conclusions regarding a particular aspect of nutritional science. Such controversy is … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take To Restore Iron Levels?

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for human health. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency Worldwide. The most well known role for iron in humans is that of a component of the haemoglobin molecule found in red … Continue reading

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Cellulose Capsules: Do They Inhibit Green Tea Catechin Absorption?

Green tea is a popular supplement in the diet industry. This popularity relates to evidence that shows that green tea consumption may induce weight loss. The exact reason for the weight loss effects of green tea are not known, but … Continue reading

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The Psychology Of Weight Loss: Too Much Too Soon

Currently there is an epidemic of obesity in Western nations. This epidemic has been slow to appear, and likely results from a gradual transition from a traditional high quality whole food diet to a modern Western affaire. The result is … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins in Berries Contribute to Antioxidant Effects

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Green Or Black Tea: Which is Better?

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Catehin Content of Various Teas

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