In recent years a clear link has been established between Alzheimer’s disease and high blood sugar. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia – around two thirds of New Zealanders suffering dementia have Alzheimer’s.
The B vitamins are actually a group of vitamins, called the B complex vitamins, which perform similar functions, and are often found together in the same foods. There are eight of them and they are all subtly different.
Need tips on falling asleep faster? Some people fall asleep the moment their heads hit the pillow. Most of us don’t. While it’s not uncommon to lie awake for a while, it’s no fun lying awake for hours, getting more anxious about the fact that you can’t sleep. Here’s some helpful tips on falling asleep faster!
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice: Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting, packed with antioxidants, this freshly made juice is a great way to kick-start the day! Put all ingredients through a juicer and drink straight away, while it’s fresh and brimming with life.
Essential minerals are nutrients necessary for various aspects of human health. Our body cannot make them, therefore we need to get sufficient amounts through our diets every day for optimum health.
Schisandra, also known as Schizandra or Schisandra chinensis, comes from a vine native to northern China and eastern Russia. Its sometimes referred to as the ‘five flavor berry’ because it supposedly encapsulates the five major flavours – sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.
Magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium is especially important for muscle and nerve function, helping to convert food into the cellular energy needed to transmit nerve impulses. Which types do you need?
Got too many feijoas from the neighbours? It’s nearing the end of the season – don’t let them go to waste! Use feijoa in these yummy antioxidant rich smoothie recipes.
Astaxanthin is a uniquely broad-spectrum antioxidant capable of protecting many of the body’s systems from oxidative damage to the cells. It is harvested from an algae called Haematococcus pluvialis, which produces astaxanthin to protect itself from harsh ultraviolet and extreme changes in its environment.