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The Hidden Nutrition Shortfalls Putting Young Health At Risk

Soaring numbers of teens and young adults with inadequate vitamins and minerals go unrecognised with situation getting worse The diets of British teenagers and young adults have been getting steadily worse over the past 10 years, leading to a worrying risk of nutritional deficiencies and health problems. That’s the message from a new report commissioned … Continued

Major New Health Report Warns Of Nutritional Shortfalls With Plant-Based Diets

A new report[1] from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that the adoption of plant-based diets could result in a serious lack of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in the diet, with worrying health consequences including a shortening of life expectancy. The report, Plant Based Diets: Nutritional Challenges and Future Health Worries … Continued

Health Experts Warn Of Plant-Based Nutrient Shortfalls In Major New Report

Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) Report highlights the need for supplementation when cutting down on animal foods  Many of us are adopting plant-based diets to help save the planet but this could mean a serious lack of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in our diets – with worrying health consequences including a shortening … Continued

Plant-Based Diet Gaps Putting Health At Risk

NEW RESEARCH REVIEW FINDS PLANT-BASED DIETS CAN LACK KEY VITAMINS AND MINERALS WHICH ARE VITAL FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH A new research review published in the academic journal, Food Science & Nutrition,[1] and commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS,, has revealed the popular trend to adopt plant-based diets could actually be … Continued

Healthy Diet A-Z Of Vitamins

NUTRIENT NECCESSITIES Thousands of people in Britain are at risk of nutrient deficiencies according to the Health & Food Supplements Information Service.[1] Shortfalls of vitamins and minerals across the board are evident, increasing the risk of poor health.   And while nutrients should be obtained from eating a balanced diet, sourcing optimal amounts of nutrients … Continued

Get Nutrient Savvy

Lacking energy levels? Want to make sure your immune system and memory functions are getting all the vital nutrients they need? Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) has pulled together five top tips to update your diet.       Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the Health and Food Supplements … Continued

Nutrition And The Immune Function: Sorting Fact From Fiction

Dr Gill Jenkins, Health & Food Supplements Information Service   Diets fuelled with the right vitamins and minerals are essential for our immune systems, whatever our age, to function at their best. However, the relationship between nutrition and our immune functions is highly complex. Overall nutritional status and dietary patterns (food, nutrients and non-nutritive bio-active … Continued

How Can Good Nutrition Optimise Our Immune Function?

Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton   The global pandemic has shone a light – as never before – on how each of us manages our health and immunity. While we don’t yet know enough about the Covid-19 virus and how it operates, there is growing evidence from researchers and medics that our own health and lifestyles … Continued

British Diets Not Ready For Winter

Decline in vitamins, minerals, fruit and vegetables could affect defence against winter bugs Low fruit and vegetable intakes, combined with a steady decline in levels of vital nutrients in the diet since 2000, could mean that Brits are facing a greater chance of ill health over the winter months. According to the European Food Safety … Continued