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Fluids and Hydration

Hydration is an important factor of health, with over half of our bodies being made up of water. Staying hydrated is key for maintaining essential bodily functions, but what counts towards our fluid intake? Water Water obviously counts towards your fluid intake, but so do sparkling waters and flavoured waters. Watch out for those which have added sugars, and be …

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Wild Garlic Pesto

Could wild garlic be a low FODMAP alternative to garlic? A 2019 paper investigated the fructan content of wild garlic and other herbs commonly used in Bulgaria. From their analysis, the authors found that the total fructans (FODMAPs) were lower in wild garlic in comparison to chives (2.2g vs 5.7g per 100g dried weight). Interestingly, people following low FODMAP diets …

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Can we “boost” our immune response through the diet?

Perhaps an important question given the current circumstances. In short, no. The immune system is a very complex topic, with many different defence mechanisms. In order to support a normal functioning immune system, we should already be having a healthy and varied diet encompassing a wide variety of foods. We should be including fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, healthy fats and lean …

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