Cholesterol is a type of fat that is made by your liver. It's important for building things like hormones and for the production of vitamin D. But having too much cholesterol in your blood is associated with having too much inflammation in the body. For example, if inflammation is present in your blood vessel walls, cholesterol acts like a sticky plaster and builds up over time - and that's why it can cause a structural concern.
Sporty people need more iron. That's because intense exercise increases your body's need for iron as your body excretes it as part of the inflammatory and healing/repair processes - and it also decreases your ability to absorb it. This means that athletes are at a greater risk for anemia due to iron deficiency.
Yes it's true! Coffee has some health benefits that could help you get over a cold faster, and make you feel better until you do. Here's why!
A recent eview of the latest research on the impact of caffeine on hydration status in Australia concluded that caffeine has only a minor diuretic effect and this is negated when you exercise.
We've been incredibly lucky with the amount of sunshine we've since the storm hit in March this year. If you're anything like me you'll be wondering how to stay healthy and keep the good vibes going through the darker months when colds and viruses tend to thrive. More on food and key supplements here.
Green juices are the hottest trend in food right now, and the NutriBullet seems to have taken the world by storm. But can smoothies and juices actually improve your health?