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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.

What Did You Eat Today? Soon You Won’t Have to Remember

For some reason, most of us are notoriously bad at remembering what we ate just a short time ago. And while a food diary seems like an easy solution, its precisely our forgetfulness which precludes us from keeping such a ledger up-to-date. Only the truly organised and committed are able to painstakingly take note of every morsel of food passing their lips. Soon though, we might not have to remember.

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Yes, Your Brain Shrinks With Age! Here’s What You Can Do To Keep Your Memory And Vision Sharp

If you’ve ever walked into a room and forgotten why you came, you’re not alone. Stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep affect more than just your waistline. It may also be the reason why you don’t feel as sharp as you used to.

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Severe Joint Pain? Don’t Blame the Weather

It’s not uncommon for us to blame the weather when we suffer pain in our joints. How many times have we uttered ‘This cold and wind is no good for my bones’? As a matter of fact, the weather tends to take the flak for numerous health complaints – not just severe joint pain, cold and flu but insomnia, fatigue and depression. Two new studies from Australia, however, suggest changes in weather are not to blame for intermittent joint pain and flare-ups.

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The World’s Weirdest Protein Powder

2016 was a massive year for plant protein, but it was also a year in which one unusual protein powder grew in popularity. I’m talking, of course, about protein powder made from insects. Suffice to say the world’s weirdest protein powder divides opinion among those who’ve never before heard of it. Indeed, consumers tend to have one of two reactions: either they gag or they give a wry smile and a chirpy thumbs up.

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Following a Mediterranean Diet is a No-brainer

For some years now, we’ve known that a Mediterranean diet is among the best you can choose to follow. Our cousins on the Continent don’t just enjoy an adequate, year-round supply of vitamin D from the sun, but their culinary habits fairly put ours to shame. And now new research suggests a Mediterranean diet could help older adults maintain larger brains.

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How Turmeric May Replace Conventional Painkillers

The next time you need some pain relief, resist taking conventional painkillers that are full of chemicals and other pro-inflammatory ingredients. Turmeric has been shown to be just as effective at treating pain and inflammation without the nasty side-effects listed on the insert of regular painkillers. Turmeric may also be able to help ward off chronic illness, improve your mood, and help you recover from the common cold due to its unique blend of antioxidants. Best of all, turmeric is backed by science and is available in supplement form. Continue reading

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

As a new year dawns, and the excesses of the festive season are curbed for another year, many of us begin to contemplate what lies ahead: will we achieve the goals this year that eluded us in the past? And what about that hopeful New Year’s resolution made minutes before the bells – will it lodge in our minds and refuse to budge, or will it be shelved away like a battered box of Christmas decorations?

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The Benefits of Hydrogen Rich Water and How to Make Your Own

Drinking more water is on everyone’s to-do list. Water is necessary for survival and cellular homeostasis. It also aids in weight loss, digestive support and healthy skin. But some water may actually be doing you more harm than good.
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The Meat Substitutes Market is On the Rise

The meat substitutes market is predicted to hit $5.96 billion by 2022. Meat substitutes – tofu, vegetable protein, Quorn – were once confined to the margins, but increased environmental awareness in recent years has provoked a surge of interest in green nutrition. And the trend is set to continue into 2017.

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Omega 3 Fish Oil - Science Shows Incredible Benefits to Health

Omega 3 fish oil is one of the few foods that have been scientifically proven to possess multiple health benefits. It contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to promote brain health, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes, improve rheumatoid arthritis and eye health, and even reduce skin problems and digestive disorders. Read on to learn more about how eating more oily fish or supplementing with a quality fish oil can bring you amazing health benefits. Continue reading

Three Cheers for Chia Seeds: Chia Shown to Aid Weight Loss

Chia seeds have been growing in popularity for several years now. Like kale, spirulina and quinoa, they’ve ridden the crest of the superfood wave, becoming nutritional “it” items – must-have dietary staples beloved by savvy eaters the world over. And now there’s another reason to eat chia seeds: they’ve been shown to help with weight loss.

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How to Conquer Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many of us, winter really is the season to be jolly. Setting aside Christmas and the magical, warm-fuzzy feelings it engenders, we romanticise this time of year, revelling in its various charms – the glistening snow, the joyful, red-cheeked carollers. The thought of curling up by the fire on a cold, dark night, clad in woollen socks and nursing a piping-hot cocoa, epitomises the very concept of comfort. Of course, not all of us feel the same.

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Fulvic Acid: The Miracle Molecule

Fulvic acid is the unsung hero of health – a mighty antioxidant, a powerful polyelectrolyte and a complex organic phenol that facilitates the healthy absorption of all nutrients in food. Look up ‘fulvic acid’ in the news, though, and you’ll mostly see tumbleweed. Unlike vitamins, probiotics, proteins and antioxidants, fulvic acid is largely ignored, its many benefits unheralded by the mainstream media. Which is puzzling for a number of reasons, not least because fulvic acid helps our bodies use and absorb the aforementioned nutrients better.

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Are Most Degenerative Diseases Caused By High Acid Levels?

If you’re looking to decrease your risk of developing a chronic illness, you may want to start monitoring your pH levels. According to research, high acid levels may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and degenerative diseases. Some experts are warning people to stay away from a high acid diet. Even some celebrities are hopping on the alkaline diet train! Here’s what you need to know about how the acid levels in your body may be affecting your health. Continue reading

Bone Health and Calcium: Staying Strong This Winter

Earlier this week, we extolled the merits of vitamin D, which is in worryingly short supply during these blustery, showery and sometimes snowy winter months. Doing so got us thinking about other vital nutrients that, while helping to promote good health throughout the year, prove especially beneficial during winter. One such winter wonder is calcium.

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