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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 … Continued

GET NUTRIENT SAVVY

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 … Continued

Nutrition and the immune function: Sorting Fact From Fiction

Nutrition and the immune function: Sorting Fact From Fiction Dr Gill Jenkins, Health & Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) – www.hsis.org   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 … Continued

HOW CAN GOOD NUTRITION OPTIMISE OUR IMMUNE FUNCTION?

PERSONAL PROTECTION  HOW CAN GOOD NUTRITION OPTIMISE OUR IMMUNE FUNCTION? Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton Health and Food Supplements Information Service 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 … 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

Vegetarian and Vegan Trends Pushing More People Into Deficiency Risk

NEW RESEARCH FROM HSIS REVEALS LACK OF DIET KNOWLEDGE LEADING TO SERIOUS NUTRIENT GAPS AND RISK OF POOR HEALTH A new survey[1] commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) has highlighted worrying gaps in knowledge leading to an enhanced risk of nutritional deficiencies. The OnePoll survey interviewed 1000 vegetarian and vegan adults … Continued

GET READY FOR THE SUMMER BY TOPPING UP ON VITAL NUTRIENTS

Summer means outdoor time; BBQs, holidays, day trips and picnics in the park. This busy social season also means we tend to pay more attention to our diets and the condition of our skin, hair, nails and eyes – and find ways to guard them against excess sun, swimming pool chlorine and sea water, which … Continued

SKIPING MEALS LEAVES TIREDNESS & STRESS AS THE DISH OF THE DAY

    New research from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that three in 10 people worry that their diet might not be providing all the nutrients they need for their health and wellbeing. Yet 64% admit to skipping meals through the week. Missing meals means missing important vitamins and minerals that … Continued

Vitamin D in Food Supplements for Children

A UK survey of 67 vitamin D-containing food supplements for children concluded that the doses in some products could be higher.[1]   Commenting on the research, Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health & Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) notes: “Food supplements are meant to supplement the diet, not replace the nutrients obtained from foods. In … Continued

Young Adults Are Risking Their Health And Fertility

New study reveals significant nutrient gaps MILLIONS of young adults have such low levels of vitamins and minerals they are jeopardising their fertility and long-term health, new research has revealed. An in-depth analysis of data from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) shows that adults in their 20s are falling short of recommended … Continued

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