by Eda Erturk   Lack of sleep resembles a “credit card debt”. As the debt accumulates, you end up paying a huge amount of interest and eventually your account gets shut down if you do not repay. Similarly, if you deprive yourself of good quality sleep, your body will experience the negative effects before the…

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by Eda Erturk We are all constantly looking out for newer diets and food supplements to lose weight. There is at least one new diet on the market every week. “Diets” is one of the common topics for discussion in offices and parties. We all strive to look good and healthy.  “Superfoods” is being promoted…

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What do we mean by breakfast? The term breakfast in English literally refers to the breaking of the fasting period of the previous night. (1) But, in nutritional terms, breakfast is the first meal consumed within two hours after the longest sleep in any 24 hour period. (2)  It has been described as the most…

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Non-alcoholic liver disease has been linked to insulin resistance, obesity and type-2 diabetes. It is thought to be caused by the build-up of free fatty acids in the portal vein and, ultimately, the liver because of diet, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However doctors are finding that raised GGT levels in the…

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Scientists in Sweden, USA, Japan and the Netherlands have conducted studies which have lead them to believe that they have found a link between eating processed meat and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that eating processed meat increased the risk of pancreatic cancer by…

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We all know that junk food is bad for our bodies and can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and heart problems but did you know it can be just as harmful to your brain? There is plenty of information available about how fats and sugars impact your ability to control appetite by causing the…

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Why should I eat more fibre?

Doctors and dietitians tell us we should be eating more fibre, especially if we want to lose weight, but why is it so important? Fibre is actually a carbohydrate but because it isn’t digested by the body it has no impact on your blood sugar and is considered non-glycaemic (0 on the glycaemic index). Fibre…

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You decide to weigh yourself straight after a workout but instead of your weight going down, it has actually risen. It isn’t necessarily because your workout was suddenly ineffectual or that you’re cheating on your diet. The fat that you have been consistently burning off for a couple of weeks doesn’t stop being burned but…

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Salt has been shown to increase our risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease and that the recommended daily amount should be 5g to 6g for adults (around 1 teaspoon). Now, the thought of sprinkling that much salt over your meals might seem impossible but unfortunately, as much as 85% of our daily…

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