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Salt cravings: Why do I crave salt?

Some of us get salt cravings once in a blue moon whilst for others it’s a commonly occurring craving. It may express itself as an overwhelming desire for ready-salted chips, salty popcorn or even olives. With others you may find … Continue reading

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Why do I need water? Benefits of water

Water is crucial for life. Whilst we might live without food for 5 weeks, we cannot survive for more than 5 days without water.1 If you were to break a human body down to its raw constituents you’d find that … Continue reading

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Fiber benefits: Why do I need fiber?

We have all heard plenty of times that fiber is good for us because it keeps our bowels regular. But is this all we need fiber for? Are there other benefits of fiber? As it turns out, yes. There are … Continue reading

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Why take supplements? Do I need supplements?

Around 17.7% of American adults have used nutritional supplements in the past year according to one recent survey. But do we really need to supplement our diets with multivitamins and minerals? And if so, why do we need supplements?

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Function of Iodine: Why do I need Iodine?

When you think of iodine, a lot of us think of that brown smelly stuff the school nurse used to smear over our grazed knees as an antiseptic. Or maybe we think of the periodic table and violet cloud sitting … Continue reading

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Why do I need Zinc? Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral which is essential because we can’t make it ourselves. If we don’t eat enough, deficiency signs and symptoms appear. Shockingly, studies have revealed that about 75% of the population in Western nations have suboptimal zinc … Continue reading

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