Are Functional Foods Nutrition’s Next Frontier?

These days we’re all looking for ways to be as healthy as we can be. Far beyond just getting in shape for summer, the focus is now on cultivating a lifestyle that genuinely enhances our physical wellbeing and protects our health for the future. With so many of us taking a proactive approach to our health, it’s no surprise that food and nutrition brands of all kinds are focused on creating new and innovative products that boast a wide range of benefits.

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The Human Microbiome, From Unknown to Mainstream

The human microbiome was first discovered in the mid-1880s when Austrian paediatrician, Theodor Escherich, uncovered the presence of Escherichia coli – a species of bacteria typically found within the stomach and intestines. While the 20th Century saw the identification of multiple microorganisms from nasal passages, oral cavities and skin, it wasn’t until the introduction of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) in 2007 that microbial science became mainstream.

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What Foods Help To Improve Gut Health?

We know that large quantities of processed foods can be bad for our waistlines, but few people realise the impact they can have on the diversity of bacteria in our gut. Studies have shown that just ten days of eating highly processed foods can cut gut microbiome diversity by 40%. 

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Spice Up Your Day - The Importance of Turmeric & Ginger

Looking for a healthy breakfast on the go? Put a spring in your step with a hum-zinger start to the morning by choosing GoFigure's turmeric and ginger muesli pot for weight management. This is a breakfast packed with flavour, high in fibre and contains the patented ingredient SlimBiome®.

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World Health Day: Top Tips on Taking a Proactive Approach To Health

World Health Day is here again, serving as a chance to both promote the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) vital work and to reflect on our own efforts towards health and wellness. Each year the theme of World Health Day differs, encompassing all aspects of health from beating diabetes to ensuring food safety. This year the theme is universal health coverage for all, reflecting the WHO’s primary goal of ensuring that everyone can obtain the care that they need, when and where they need it. 

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Leaf, Laugh, Love - The Health Benefits Of Matcha Tea

SINCE the 12th century, matcha tea has been revered for its health benefits. Unlike other brews, the stone-ground powdered tea comes from the whole leaf of the plant, delivering a concentrated burst of antioxidants. It was introduced by Japanese Buddhist priest Eisai who wrote: "Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one's life more full and complete."

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4 Tips For Transforming Cardiovascular Health

It’s evident that keeping a healthy heart on Valentine’s Day is by no means an easy task. In regard to this lifestyle transition, here are four tips for transforming cardiovascular health this February. 

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New Year: New Ways To Manage Heart Health

We’ve welcomed in the new year with what seemed like a slow and steady January, but research surrounding the natural ways we can manage our heart health isn’t slowing down.

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Happy New Year - Now Which Diet Shall I Choose?

The Christmas period often means many of us over indulge reciting ‘go on its Christmas’ as our excuse. Apparently, on average, we consume around 7,000 calories on Christmas Day alone which is enough fuel for 1.7 days of hiking through the Himalayas[i].

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A New Year - A New You

With Christmas having come and gone and 2019 fast approaching, it won’t be long before the nation’s fitness gear emerges from the back of the closet.

In the New Year, fitness is king as hordes of people attempt to burn off their festive trimmings and wrestle their body’s microbiome into shape.

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