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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.

Diabetic Diet Sheet: What to Eat to Control Blood Sugar

Diabetes is often called a modern disease, and at least in respect of type 2 diabetes, the term has some merit.

The lifestyle factors governing the progression of type 2 diabetes are well-documented, but just as diet can be the origin of diabetes, it can also help reverse the condition.

While vested interests still cling to the notion that T2D is “incurable,” anyone who’s kept up-to-date with the latest research will know that to be false. In this blog, we aim to outline the recommended dietary changes to get rid of type 2 for good.

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What is Vitamin B? A Comprehensive Guide

We are accustomed to hearing about the vitamins and minerals we need to avoid nutritional deficiencies and maintain good health.

However, it tends to be the same nutrients we hear about time and time again: vitamin C, vitamin D, iron

Vitamin B, of which there are many different types, is all too often overlooked – a great shame given the many functions it performs.

In this article, we aim to outline the various roles of B-complex vitamins, discuss symptoms of deficiency and suggest means of maintaining your intake.

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9 Reasons to Install a Tap Water Filter

Many of us associate water contamination with the Third World. However, unless you’re using a high-quality tap water filter you’re at risk of drinking water that is far from pure.

While tap water in the UK is cleaner and fresher than in many parts of the world, pollutants are not uncommon.

Whether you’re concerned about lead leaching, chlorine, fluoride, microplastics or any other unnatural component of drinking water, you’ve every right to ensure the water you’re sipping every day meets your approval.

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The Function of Minerals and the Best Dietary Sources

Only by eating a broad range of vitamin- and mineral-rich foods – and minimising our intake of artificial sugars and trans fats – will we ever attain optimum health.

In this blog, we intend to summarise the primary function of minerals in the human body.

Minerals contribute to a range of important physiological processes, and deficiency can lay the groundwork for a host of serious illnesses.

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Sublingual Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

There are myriad ways of getting vitamins into your system, but a novel approach is turning heads in the natural health community.

‘Sublingual’ – meaning beneath the tongue – is a creative means of upping your intake of valuable vitamins and minerals.

Just as emergency rooms throughout the world administer drugs sublingually to meet urgent need, these easy-dissolving supplements offer an alternative to those who are tired of, or averse to, swallowing pills and capsules.

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Prebiotic Supplements: What Are They and Who Needs Them?

‘Probiotic’ has been the buzzword in natural health circles for the past few years, but as interest in gut health expands, more attention is being paid to the role of prebiotics.

If you’re interested in nourishing a well-balanced microbiome, read on to learn how prebiotic food and prebiotic supplements can help your friendly microbes flourish.

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EPA Fish Oil: The Standalone Benefits of High EPA Omega-3

Most of us understand or at least appreciate that omega-3s can confer benefits on our health.

But did you know that there are three types of omega-3 fatty acid, each of which is associated with its own roles and actions in the body?

In this article we aim to focus our attention on EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), a marine omega-3 well studied in the field of clinical nutrition. Indeed there may be circumstances under which prioritising EPA becomes important, particularly in relation to mental health but also for pregnancy, cardiovascular health, joint problems and weight loss.

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Plant-Based Protein Foods: A Guide for Vegetarians

Posed to a vegetarian, there are few questions more maddening than “Where do you get your protein?” Invariably the person who has sworn off meat will roll their eyes before launching into an impassioned sermon about the multitudinous plant protein sources available to them.

In this article, we’ll cover the primary plant-based protein foods so that you can be in no doubt that vegetarians are getting all the protein they need, thank you very much.

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Progurt Reviews: Hot Takes on the World’s Strongest Probiotic

Since we introduced Progurt to the UK market last year, we have had great feedback from our clients – many of whom have thanked us for making the world’s strongest probiotic available to them.

Because we only recently integrated Feefo Customer Reviews into our website, however, there aren’t yet many on our main product page at this time (a good deal of feedback has come to us via good old fashioned telephone). That said, the Progurt international portal lists verified customer reviews, with the current total standing at 550+. In addition, there have been a number of reviews published in recent years.

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Lifestyle Medicine in the UK: Going Mainstream?

The release of Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s book The 4 Pillar Plan, which itself comes on the heels of his massively popular BBC One show Doctor in the House, begs the question: is lifestyle medicine headed for the mainstream?

Is the prospect of an approach to health which emphasises treatment of the root cause – and not the symptoms – altering the paradigm we have become accustomed to here in the UK? The answer is very possibly, and in this article we aim to outline the reasons why.

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Nascent Iodine: Do UK Citizens Need to Supplement?

We have often written about vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are lacking in the traditional British diet.

Iodine is another important element of sound nutrition which many Brits fail to get enough of. This is cause for major concern, since iodine contributes to the thyroid as well as other aspects of health.

In this blog we intend to discuss the importance of iodine – and by extension nascent iodine, the ideal form of the mineral recognised by the body. We’ll also discuss why the public awareness of iodine and its benefits is falling well short in the UK.

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Can You Take Vitamin D and Magnesium Together?

In recent weeks, the interaction between vitamin D and magnesium has been highlighted, leading many to wonder whether they should take vitamin D and magnesium together.

At the risk of keeping you in suspense, the short answer is a resounding yes!

The Sunshine Vitamin is rarely out of the news, with studies coming to light all the time illuminating benefits for bone health, heart health, even cancer prevention.

But what about the link between vitamin D and magnesium? Read on to find out why you should always take these two nutrients together.

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Nutrition for the Heart: Best Vitamins and Minerals for Heart and Circulation

Most people have a good idea of the best nutrition for health: that is to say, the best foods to eat (or avoid) in order to stay in fine physical condition.

It is no secret that a diet composed largely of fruit and vegetables, with minimal processed carbohydrates or refined sugars, will pay dividends for your wellbeing. However, there may often be a need to tailor your diet for a specific organ.

In this article, we aim to summarise the optimum nutrition for the heart, paying particular attention to the best nutrients, vitamins and minerals for the heart and circulation.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin, Hair and Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar has in recent years been suggested as a virtual panacea for mankind’s ills. With a long history of usage as a home remedy, the vinegar is one of the most commonly-touted substances in the world of natural health: an ancient ‘superfood’ whose appeal is enhanced by wellness gurus, the influence of whom is compounded by massive social media platforms. But what can apple cider vinegar do for skin, hair and those wishing to lose weight? In this article, we aim to outline the key benefits.

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The Health Benefits of Having a Dry Month

Dry January (or #DryJanuary if you prefer) has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not difficult to see why.

After overindulging at Christmas, swearing off alcohol for a month seems like an indubitably good way of undoing the harm you did to your body over the festive season and giving your liver a proper chance to recover.

But are there measurable health benefits to this fad, or is the initiative purely a way of massaging one’s conscience?

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