Eat your water

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Medical professionals recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day but what some don’t know is that around 20% of our daily hydration intake comes from our solid food. This is good news for those that don’t enjoy drinking water!

Summer is in full force and with raising temperatures around the world it is even more important to ensure that we are keeping our H20 intake in check! Best Doctors and Health.com highlight some of the most hydrating foods to help keep us fresh and hydrated. The negative effects of not keeping your body hydrated can seriously affect your heath and quality of life. Individuals who don’t ingest enough water (be it through liquid or solids) can begin to experience chronic fatigue, constipation, digestive issues, weight gain and even stomach ulcers[1]. An astonishing 60% of our body weight comes from water[2] but Read more

Helping toddlers stay healthy by Professor Berthold Koletzko, MD

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Nutrition and physical activity are important for a child’s health and well-being. A balanced family diet can generally cover a toddler’s particular nutritional needs.

However, recent surveys indicate that toddlers throughout Europe are often not receiving a sufficient amounts of nutrients, in particular with respect to vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and, in some countries, iodine. It is therefore important that parents keep the following guidelines to hand when planning their child’s diet: Generous amounts of fluids, preferably water or other unsweetened/sugar-free drinks Generous amounts of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and potatoes Moderate amounts of animal-based foods such as milk, meat, fish and eggs Limited amounts only of sugar, sweets, salt, saturated fats, and processed snack foods Some children may Read more

Comfortable in your own skin, at home and at work

Healthy woman looking peacefully at camera

In order to feel healthy and comfortable in your own skin, it’s of the utmost importance to take good care of yourself. It’s key to eat healthy and to sleep, hydrate and get enough exercise. Another important factor we tend to overlook is peace of mind. Daily stress and uncertainty/insecurity can greatly affect out positivity and peace of mind and can have bad consequences for our health.

Nutrition   In order to eat healthy we have to make we are ingesting all the necessary nutrients that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. A handy tool to refer to is the nutrition circle, which contains the five recommended food groups: Fruits and vegetables Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta Proteins Healthy fats 1.5-2L daily water intake Recommended daily intake: Fruits and vegetables: 250gr vegetables and 2 portions of fruit. Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta: choose wholegrain products, they give us energy and nutrients such as fibre, protein, vitamin B and iron. Proteins: Dairy, meat, fish, eggs, Read more