Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration, nutrition and mindful eating.
At Water for Health, we want to help you reach peak health, look fresh and feel energised. Our broad knowledge of nutrition and hydration, as well as our commitment to keeping up to date with developments in the world of natural health, makes our blog a treasure trove of information. In this section, you’ll find diet advice, news about emerging disease-prevention studies, product reviews, topical content and lots more besides.
April 25, 2017
Our ancestors would remark on many things if they were to be reawakened in 2017: technological gadgets; 24-hour news channels; the Kardashians. They would also more than likely marvel at the dozens of varieties of vinegar on sale. From red and white wine vinegar to rice vinegar, balsamic and black fig vinegar, the choices are endless. Today, though, we want to talk about one vinegar and one vinegar only: Four Thieves.
April 19, 2017
Your body is made up of more bacteria than cells, some of them opportunistic that will turn into disease if we do not have a strong enough immune system or enough “good” bacteria to fight them off. Approximately 80 percent of our immune system is found in the gut, meaning we need to focus on strengthening this area (also known as our microbiome). Thankfully, there are many ways nature can help us achieve this. Continue reading
April 18, 2017
In February we penned a lengthy blog about the Imperial College London study which laid bare the multitude of benefits linked with eating 10 portions of fruit and veg per day. Such is the nature of these things, a newer study has now appeared that further sets the 10-a-day guideline in stone. Because it turns out that eating more vegetables could hold the key to reducing your stress levels, too.
April 12, 2017
For a compound possessed of such extraordinary power, polyphenols are still mostly waiting for their moment in the sun. But that moment will assuredly come, for more and more of us are beginning to understand and appreciate just how important polyphenols are in maintaining good levels of health. Indeed, they have been touted as nature’s best medicine for supporting the health of gut bacteria, among other things. Read on to learn more about these wondrous phytochemicals.
April 11, 2017
Of all the beauty products you own, we bet you never dared to use something that comes from dirt to make you look younger. Fulvic acid has grown in popularity over the years as a supplement that can improve human health. In particular, it can help take years off your skin by working at a cellular level. Here’s everything you need to know about this “ultimate nutrient booster.” Continue reading
April 7, 2017
Our body needs water to properly carry out many different physiological functions, from regulating temperature through sweating and preserving blood pressure to excreting body waste and carrying out cell reactions.
The risk of dehydration is generally high with the elderly, but it’s even more pronounced for an elderly individual suffering from dementia. Dehydration occurs when a person’s body loses more water than they can take in.
April 4, 2017
Omega-3 fatty acids have been credited with a number of health benefits, including heart health, cognitive function and proper growth and development in children. But many women tend to shy away from any type of fat in fear of gaining weight. It has long been established that “good” fats won’t make you gain weight the way refined sugar will, yet many women remain deficient in omega-3s. Here’s why you can’t afford to skip out on the good fats if you’re a woman. Continue reading
April 4, 2017
Every few months, it seems, we are introduced to yet another ‘superfood’ purporting to be a panacea for all of life’s ills. Of course, no food is a cure-all – but neither are all foods equal, doing more or less the same thing. Some edibles very much deserve the polarising ‘superfood’ tag – and one of them is chlorella. But how does chlorella benefit us, and what are the merits of incorporating the all-natural supplement into our daily regime?
March 23, 2017
Parents everywhere can relate to the struggle of getting your kids to eat anything remotely healthy throughout the day. But before you give in to your kid's request for ice cream as breakfast, be aware that what goes in their bodies now may greatly affect them later in life. Nutritional deficiencies are a very real and widespread problem.
March 23, 2017
Probiotics are widely known for alleviating digestive ailments, but recent research shows that taking a daily probiotic supplement may also help reduce anxiety. This finding comes at an important time for many who struggle to keep up with the demands of modern life.
As the rise of prescription anti-anxiety medications full of unwanted side effects continues, can probiotics be the answer to promoting an overall balanced and calm disposition? One leading health expert certainly seems to think so. Continue reading
March 22, 2017
Like many, you’ve likely never considered whether you have a magnesium deficiency. But in spite of our collective devil-may-care attitude, magnesium deficiency remains a very real and widespread problem. According to some estimates, 80% of us fail to get enough. So far in 2017, we’ve already heard how magnesium could offer fresh hope to sufferers of tinnitus and kidney disease. As such, there’s never been a better time to address the magnesium deficiency symptoms plaguing your body.
March 17, 2017
It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 13-19), so what better topic to dissect than water – and not just any old water but lemon water! Drinking lemon water has become the latest health craze to sweep the nation, with restaurants and health stores getting in on the act. But do the purported benefits of drinking lemon water stand up to scrutiny? Read on to find out.
March 15, 2017
Digestive enzymes play a huge role in digestive health. Without them, the digestive process wouldn’t exist. The body does not absorb food; it absorbs nutrients. Many people with digestive ailments turn to digestive enzymes to reduce their symptoms, but do they really work? Here’s what you need to know about the missing puzzle piece from your healthy diet, and why it could help with digestive dysfunction. Continue reading
March 10, 2017
Lignans are plant compounds reputed for their considerable antioxidant properties. Belonging to the polyphenol family, they are most commonly found in high-fibre plant foods like flax seeds, sesame seeds, soy beans and berries. Although associated with a number of potential health benefits, plant lignans have perhaps most regularly been linked with hormonal health. Firstly, though, let’s take a look at what else they’re good for.
March 8, 2017
In recent years we’ve witnessed a startling growth in probiotic products in our supermarkets – mainly in the form of probiotic yoghurts dominating dairy departments. Probiotics, of course, are bacteria lining the digestive tract which help the body absorb nutrients and fight off infection. Although primarily known for strengthening immunity and aiding digestive health, a new study by the University of Florida recommends probiotics for hay fever sufferers.