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Many people in the UK have low vitamin D levels. This important vitamin helps our bodies to absorb calcium so is important for good bone health and it may also combat cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious and autoimmune diseases.
The dairy industry is up in arms about plant milks, first banning the use of the word ‘milk’ to describe a milky liquid that didn’t come from anyone’s mammary glands and now crying wolf over how many deficiencies we’ll possibly suffer if we ditch dairy. The truth is, there’s a long history of plant milks and other plant drinks having been made by people over millennia. There’s certainly nothing new or unusual about us consuming them.
Avian influenza became commonly known as bird flu in the late 1990’s when it spread through live-poultry markets in Hong Kong, infecting people and leading to six deaths. It was controlled only by slaughtering the entire poultry population. But how did this outbreak happen and where did the virus come from?
A healthy vegan diet before and during pregnancy helps you have a vivacious and robust baby! Want some proof – see the gorgeous photos of four former Viva! staff, now mums of beautiful, strong vegan kiddies. By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva!, nutritional therapist and mum of twin sons
Carbs – love them or hate them, we all need them. Despite a wealth of low-carb fad diets there’s no good reason for avoiding carbohydrates. The key is in choosing the right ones.
Navigating through the endless varieties of fruit drinks can be mind-boggling. Are smoothies better than juices? How about nutrients in juices and smoothies? Do smoothies count towards your five-a-day or, ideally, eight-a-day? And are all types of juice the same nutritionally? Here are your answers in a neat package:
High blood pressure is almost entirely preventable and yet devastates millions of lives, including the young. Juliet Gellatley of Viva! reveals how you can defeat it with a vegan diet