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Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration, nutrition and mindful eating.

At Water for Health we encourage everyone to take responsibility for their health. We consider it vitally important that people make informed choices with regard to their wellbeing. It is important to become informed on issues that dictate the quality of our lives. At Water for Health we consider good nutrition and proper hydration to be vitally important and this blog focuses on helping to enhance their importance and in particular the benefits of maintaining proper body alkaline balance. No health claims are made or implied. Any reader contemplating implementing any suggestion made in any article should discuss with their health practitioner. Any guest posts do not necessarily represent the views of Water for Health.

Antioxidant Drinks Pack a Powerful Punch

Last week we heard the news that Dr Pepper Snapple Group had acquired antioxidant drinks firm Bai Brands for $1.7 billion. As long-time exponents of antioxidants, we can’t say we were surprised. Health drinks are becoming ever more popular these days, a consequence of customers becoming ever more savvy. It was only a matter of time before companies like Dr Pepper got in on the act.

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Why Mineral Supplements Matter

Given that minerals are crucial for a host of physiological functions, it’s refreshing to hear that the global market for mineral supplements is in rude health. According to a report published by Persistence Market Research, the market for mineral supplements will reach an estimated US dollar value of 14.5 million by 2020 – almost double that of the 2013 level (7.3 million).

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Could The Lignans In Flaxseed Help Menopausal Women?

Although they are not always fun, women’s bodies go through several important changes during their lifetime. From puberty to pregnancy and breastfeeding to the time they stop menstruating, women are constantly being subjected to change.

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Aloe Vera Powder Begets Aloe Vera Juice!

Over the last week, Wal-Mart suffered a PR nightmare after it emerged that their aloe vera gel contained… well, no aloe vera.

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Water World: The Week in Water

Water, the life-giving liquid that constitutes over two-thirds of our planet, is never out of the news. From one week to the next it commands column inches, widely being discussed and debated throughout the world.

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The Power of Probiotics: How to Get More Into Your Diet

Probiotic products have ridden a wave of acclaim in recent years, their health benefits coming to light like never before. One need only look cursorily in the dairy section of their local supermarket, where row after row of probiotic yoghurts and drinks sit side-by-side.

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Winter Is Here, And Is Your Vitamin C Up To Scratch?

Winter is here and so are all the germs, sneezes and itchy, watery eyes that come with it. To get your immune system running at top notch this cold weather season, you may want to consider upping your vitamin C intake. But many people don’t realise that not all forms of vitamin C are created equally, so some work better than others.

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Statins or Supplements: What’s The Answer to a Healthier Heart?

The debate about how to stave off heart disease and maintain healthy cholesterol levels has come into sharp focus again of late, as the medical community debates a recommendation about statin use passed down by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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How to Lower Bad Cholesterol Naturally And Why It’s Important

The importance of maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol is, thankfully, common knowledge nowadays. However, there is some ambiguity surrounding the topic. For instance, is it better to increase one’s levels of so-called ‘good’ cholesterol – or reduce our levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol?

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Kids Shunning Fruit And Veg At Higher Risk of Asthma: Field of Greens Could Be The Answer

The health benefits of consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables have long been known. Ultimately, in our heart of hearts, we all know that these foods should be staples – no ifs, no buts.

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How Glutathione Could Help Give You More Energy And Lend A Hand If You Suffer With A Chronic Infection Or Illness

Chronic infections, stress, fatigue and unhealthy lifestyle habits may leave our bodies depleted of one of the most important antioxidants needed to keep us healthy: glutathione. If you’ve never heard of glutathione, you may want to listen up.

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Latest Dementia Figures Brighten Spotlight On MCT Oil

With the news that dementia has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, people are understandably keener than ever to preserve their cognitive health.

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Rebuilding Joints Naturally Using Diet & Supplements

When the temperature drops, we often feel it in our joints. Cold weather makes it harder for achy joints to get moving and easier for old nagging pains to pop back up again. Instead of taking over-the-counter pain medications that may cause unwanted stomach and liver problems, seek to rebuild your joints naturally this winter season with supplements that are proven to naturally repair cartilage. Continue reading

Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency (Yes, It Is A Real Health Issue!)

Before you dismiss oxygen deficiency as a bogus health issue concocted by pharmaceutical companies in a transparent bid to sell you their products, you may want to read on. Also known as the “silent killer,” oxygen deficiency is real – and it’s deadly. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Can Pumpkin Seed Powder Help Improve Prostate Health?

Pumpkins aren’t just everyone’s favourite autumn food. They also pack a big nutritional punch that could prevent some serious health scares, especially for men. Continue reading