Nutrition Updates

The amazing health-enhancing capacity of strawberries

September 2015

 

Strawberries are superstars when it comes to health-enhancing capacity. One cup of strawberries provides you with approximately 100% of your daily requirements of vitamin C along with other powerful antioxidants, all of which are essential for a strong immune system.

 

The power of strawberries goes way beyond helping to fight the common cold and other infections. High levels of vitamin C are essential for life. This nutrient is needed for the growth and repair of tissues throughout our body, and helps our body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. We quite simply cannot be strong and healthy without it.

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The amazing secrets that lay beneath a banana’s skin!

September 2015

 

Bananas are tasty and convenient to eat, but how many of us realise just how nutritious they are? Even if you know they are healthy, many banana lovers will be pleasantly surprised by what this means for their body!

For instance, did you know that bananas help to regulate blood pressure and therefore contribute to heart health?

 

Here’s another good one…….bananas help reduce calcium excretion, which means the nutrients provided by bananas work to help more calcium to be effectively absorbed by our bones!

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