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Catch up on the 'Health Headlines'

This month we are checking out what has made the headlines in the health and wellness community.

nutritional therapist

Drinking green tea may help reduce the risk of dementia

Dr Tim Bond from the Tea Advisory Panel explains, "This latest research relates to a systematic review of observational studies... From 30 articles where all types of tea were investigated, the authors narrowed the field to eight research studies that looked at green tea... the authors concluded that one cohort study and three cross-sectional studies supported the positive effects of green tea intake."

Not-so-healthy eating habits highlighted

New research from Spoon Guru reveals that 32% of people from the UK eat o more than one piece of fruit per day, while 17% eat no more than one vegetable a day.

Improve brain function

Research suggests that drinking 30ml of concentrated blueberry juice each day helps to improve brain function in older adults.

Eczema rescue

"Omega-3 is anti-inflammatory and therefore good fro irritable, sore skin conditions," explain Lindsey Miller, skincare advisor from Hope's Relief. "Eat plenty of clean cold-water oily fish or take an omega-3 fish oil supplement with a good level of EPA. Omega-6 is generally pro-inflammatory. Omega-6 can be found in oils such as sunflower oil and margarines. These are generally high in processed foods so try to avoid them. Replace sunflower oil with oil when cooking."

Beat Arthritis

Cassandra Barns nutritionist and fitness trainer advises, "For those who have joint problems, it may be best to limit red meat intake (i.e. pork, beef, lamb, etc) to two or three servings a week as it can contain high levels of a pro-inflammatory omega-6 fat called arachidonic acid. Processed meats of any kind including bacon, sausages, salami and so on are best avoided too. Good quality white meat such as organic chicken and turkey and, of course fish, are good alternatives."

*ref: Your Healthy Living magazine Sept '19*

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