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Thursday, 29 July 2021

Omega-3 is an essential component of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays multiple roles in the body including modulating cognition, reward, learning, and memory, as well as numerous other physiological processes. Serotonin...

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Monday, 26 July 2021

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that it is dissolved in water and is readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use. Vitamin C plays numerous roles within a child’s body, such as increasing antioxidant...

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Vitamin D, also known as calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin (meaning that it is absorbed along with dietary fat and can be stored in the body’s fatty tissue) that is naturally present in few foods, such as the flesh of...

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Monday, 19 July 2021

Beta carotene is referred to as a provitamin A carotenoid, meaning that the body can convert it into vitamin A. Beta carotene serves as an antioxidant, and can also be helpful in protecting the skin against UV radiation from...

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

A healthy balanced diet consists of a variety of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, beans, nuts, and seeds, as well as lean protein. While consuming a healthy balanced diet is important at any stage of life, it is particularly...

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Monday, 12 July 2021

Selenium is classed as a type of mineral. A mineral refers to a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound, and are responsible for various roles in the body such as keeping your bones, muscles, heart,...

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Thursday, 08 July 2021

Vitamin D3 is important for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, muscle function, and cell division. It is also important for the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, the maintenance of normal blood...

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Monday, 05 July 2021

Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals, the minerals that are required in amounts of 100mg or more per day.

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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Omega-3 fatty acids are classed as an essential fatty acid (EFA) since they are necessary for health and cannot be made by the body. Thereby, omega-3 must be sourced from the diet.

While it...

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

 

In recent years, more and more people are beginning to gain an understanding of what probiotics and prebiotics are. However, even though they sound similar, they play different roles in the...

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