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August 7, 2018

CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL?

Need another reason to eat healthily? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimise asthma.

While the study couldn’t prove cause and effect, one asthma specialist said there’s certainly no downside to eating better.

According to a recent report by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), South Africa has the world’s fourth highest asthma death rate among five to 35 year olds.

 

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“The health benefits of a diet rich in plant foods and unprocessed foods are already well-known,” said Dr Ann Tilley, a pulmonologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York [...]

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March 15, 2018

The coconut oil debate

Coconut oil will have their detractors and supporters. Whichever study one chooses to believe in, the key is to consume it in moderation.

WE have heard countless times that broccoli, blueberries, kale and salmon are superfoods.

This is because they contain high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as fibre.

Many believe that these nutrients can prevent cancer, stroke, heart attack and Alzheimer’s disease. They are also believed to have anti-ageing properties.

In recent years, coconut oil has been added to this list. A quick Google search will reveal thousands of links on its health benefits.

Coconut oil is said to be able to reduce [...]

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June 13, 2017

10 health benefits of long-distance running

Long-distance running has a number of health benefits. Here’s a look at how running long distance can benefit you. Those of us on the couch watching runners start the Comrades Marathon, or following the action on social media, have probably asked ourselves repeatedly why anyone would put themselves through a gruelling 86km run.  Well, it turns out that there are a number of health benefits to long distance running.

According to an article published in the PIT Journal, long-distance running provides a number of physiological benefits for the human body. It stimulates the heart, respiratory system and the brain, and reduces cardiovascular mortality.

Here are 10 [...]

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CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL?