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Health in the Media

We know that being overweight or obese reduces life expectancy and increases the risk of developing...
The story says that vegans need to eat a lot more grains, pulses and beans if they want to get the...
Even before the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 disease outbreak to be a...

Health features

Myth 1. Vegan diets lack protein
Scientists say it’s time to stop asking vegans where we get our protein! The idea that plant foods don’t contain ‘complete protein’ is considered outdated thinking –...
There are three different types of carbohydrates found in food – sugar, starch and fibre. Fibre is the name for the large group of complex carbohydrates that we cannot digest and even though we don’t...
Comparing carnivores and herbivores
Carnivores have sharp teeth and claws that help them to rip their prey apart, tearing off chunks of raw meat and ‘wolfing’ them down without the aid of a knife and...
Vitamin D helps regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in our bodies, keeping our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. In fact, it may be just as important as calcium for keeping bones strong and...
What is B12 and why do we need it?
Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and keeps our nervous system healthy. A deficiency can cause serious problems, especially in the young, with symptoms...
Around one in six couples in the UK will have difficulty conceiving and there are many causes that can affect both men and women. Common causes in women include ovulatory problems – lack of periods,...
A healthy vegan diet containing fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, pulses such as peas, beans and lentils and nuts and seeds, along with a source of vitamins B12 and D, can provide all you need for good...