What we eat matters, and having just the right amount of essential nutrients is key to our overall health.
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Diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are associated with higher calorie intake, poorer memory and lower cognitive function.
Vitamin supplements may help you avoid deficiencies.
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Plant-based diets may lack a number of important nutrients, such as vitamin B12 and iodine.
Plant-based milk alternatives may not contain the same nutrients as cow’s milk.
Look out for products fortified with important vitamins and minerals.
Not for gargling with.
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Misinformation is spreading on social media that gargling with povidone-iodine can prevent COVID.
Legumes are a good source of calcium.
Are you getting enough vitamin B12, calcium, iodine and iron? Here’s what can happen if you don’t get enough – and how to ensure you do.
With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult.
Consuming yoghurt is associated with many health benefits. But with all the varieties of yoghurt, and added ingredients like fruits and probiotics, it can be hard to know which is best for your health.
The low iodine concentration in milk substitutes may mean consumers are at risk of iodine deficiency.
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to “spring clean” your food and lifestyle habits.
After one reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caught fire and exploded in 1986, the whole site was encased in a concrete sarcophagus.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
New research into iodine tablets suggests the case for giving them to all pregnant women is compelling.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women have iodine needs that are 50% higher than the general population.
Teza Harinaivo Ramiandrisoa
Iodine is naturally present in a range of food, especially seaweed and fish. So it may seem odd that the people of an island nation (most of whom live along its vast coastline) are not getting enough of…