Did you know that almost all creatures manufacture their own vitamin C? It’s only humans, guinea pigs, some monkeys and certain species of bats that cannot do this and need to obtain their vitamin C from the diet. Read on to discover the longstanding controversy surrounding Vitamin C and you’ll realise it may be much easier if, like other animals, we produced our own!
I recently enjoyed a juicy and tender, wonderfully flavoursome fillet steak at Miller & Carter. They have a great selection of different types of steaks and they certainly do know how to cook them! This got me thinking about the benefits of a beautiful piece of meat alongside the warnings about red meat being associated with a detrimental effect on our health.
In recent years there has been much talk about the health benefits of omega-3 fats. These have been associated with lower risk of heart disease and inflammatory joint problems as well as systemic inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. They’ve also been found to be important for our brains, since polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3, make up 60% of the brain and are vitally important for its development and function throughout life. Bearing that in mind it isn’t surprising to learn that omega-3 fats have been associated with lower likelihood of depression and research has shown benefits for those with autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders such as ADHD.
Lactose intolerance and a dairy-free diet have become commonly mentioned terms in recent years but were practically unheard of in days gone by, for example during the 1950s and 60s when every school child was given a small bottle of milk each day for strong bones and teeth. Whilst there may be different reasons for people to stop consuming dairy products, whether it be due to intolerance or dietary preferences, such as wishing to become vegan and abstain from all animal produce, the question remains as to how they will obtain their dietary calcium if not from this generally easily-available source.
For many chocolate fanatics, their love of chocolate is a guilty secret which they are forever trying to deny themselves but are overcome by desire, while others openly and shamelessly succumb to the sumptuous rich velvety loveliness of their favourite kind. Whatever form your personal relationship with chocolate takes, it may be good to know about medical research studies which found that it can be beneficial to your health.