England: VivaHealth October Newsletter.




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Vitamin B3 – are you getting enough?

Vitamin B3 was the third B vitamin to be discovered – hence the name! It is also known as niacin and there are two forms: nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, and both are found in food.

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Do vegans have a higher risk of stroke?

The BBC seem hell-bent on pointing out the dangers of a plant-based diet, even though we are living in the midst of an obesity and diabetes epidemic largely caused by poor diets containing meat and dairy foods.

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Antioxidants – should we splash out?

Antioxidants protect our health but you don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive supplements or exotic fruit extracts. There are plenty of powerful antioxidants hiding in a fruit and veg shop near you!

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The sunshine vitamin 

Vitamin D is necessary for the regulation of calcium levels in the blood and is needed for healthy bones as it helps your body absorb calcium.


See our A-Z of Nutrients for the answers to all your questions about essential nutrients.


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How to go dairy-free

Going dairy-free is a smart move not just for ethical reasons, but also because it will very likely improve your health in several ways. We’ve found the best alternatives, whether you’re a cheese lover or a custard fiend!


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Envirocidal report

This ground-breaking report reveals the devastating impact livestock farming has on our planet. It investigates all aspects of climate change from global warming, loss of biodiversity, land and water use, to soya and palm oil production. Want to know what you can do to help avert disaster? This report reveals all.


Order yours here!


Bite-size fact

Anthocyanins are responsible for the bright red, blue and purple colour of many fruits, vegetables and flowers. They have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and have been linked to lower risk of heart disease and even cancer. They tend to be concentrated in the skin of fruits but berries that have brightly coloured flesh such as strawberries, blackberries or raspberries, contain more.







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