KEEP KIDS HEALTHY IN SCHOOL

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or returning after the holidays, mixing with lots of other children will expose him or her to many more germs than there are at home. While you can’t prevent contact with all germs (and remember that exposure to some germs is a good thing), you can help reduce the risk of your child picking up an infection through healthy hygiene habits.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT VITAMIN C

Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and helps to maintain its normal function during and after intense physical exercise, Increases iron absorption; As an antioxidant it protects cells against oxidative stress and reduces tiredness; It is important for normal collagen formation and for the proper function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth; It helps to control metabolism; Helps to improve functioning of the nervous system.

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HOW BAD IS FAST FOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Food makes us who we are. If we talk about physical strength, presence of mind, our height, weight etc all these things depend on the type of food we eat. Food provides us nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are required for our growth and wellbeing. Sadly, not all food is good for us and for our health.

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IS TOO MUCH TEA / COFFEE BAD FOR YOU?

Tea is an ancient drink that is made by steeping the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant in boiling water. The resulting drink contains active ingredients such as caffeine, flavonoids and fluoride. Many health benefits have been linked to regular tea consumption, including one observational study that noted an 11 percent decrease in heart attack risk for subjects drinking three or more cups of tea per day. However, excessive consumption can lead to some adverse side effects.

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HOW MUCH SUN FOR VITAMIN D

Sun exposure to the skin is the human race’s natural, intended, most effective and most neglected source of vitamin D.Vitamin D sufficiency, along with diet and exercise, has emerged as one of the most important preventive factors in human health. Hundreds of studies now link vitamin D deficiency with significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer‚ as well as heart disease‚ osteoporosis‚ multiple sclerosis and many other conditions and diseases.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.

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