A critical writing piece: is Vitamin D more important than we thought?

What is Vitamin D? Vitamins are required from our diet because our body cannot actually make them. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, requiring the presence of fat to dissolve. If using supplementations, excess amounts can be toxic as fat-soluble vitamins store within the body until they’re used (Higdon, 2000; Blahd, 2015). There are two … More A critical writing piece: is Vitamin D more important than we thought?

Mineral 101: Manganese

Manganese is a trace mineral that naturally occurs in body in small amounts. It helps to form strong bones by increasing mineral density, as well as connective tissues. It also helps to regulate sex hormones, blood sugar, calcium absorption, thyroid health, and to coagulate blood properly. It is a co-enzyme that helps metabolise fats and … More Mineral 101: Manganese

Vitamin 101: vitamin A

Vitamins are required by our body from our diet because the body cannot actually make them. Vitamin A is great for maintaining (and possibly bettering) vision, a healthy immune system, protection from free radicals, and the regulation of our cell growth and development including the maintenance of bones and soft tissue. There are actually two … More Vitamin 101: vitamin A

Mineral 101: Iron

Lack of iron is common and prominent in the modern day world and can lead to unwanted symptoms or can be quite dangerous in the long term. So why is iron so important? Iron is primarily used to make new red blood cells (haemoglobin) with the role of transporting oxygen around the body. Additionally, when … More Mineral 101: Iron

Junk food every day?

According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013) it is recommended to limit our intake of food containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and alcohol. Limiting these foods does not mean completely eliminating them but rather, reducing the intake to small and infrequent amounts. Foods most likely to contain … More Junk food every day?

Food Safety: Seafood

For the average person, guidelines to fish servings are 2-3 serves of 150g/week. However, when choosing Shark or Billfish limit this to once/week and have no other fish that week (Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2011). Why? The quantity of toxicants in these foods can be hazardous, even though fresh seafood is non-processed and free … More Food Safety: Seafood