Choline and inositol?

Have you heard of choline and inositol? These little-known nutrients are members of the B-complex family. They are valued for their ability to break down fat and improve memory and brain function. While inositol is not a true vitamin because our bodies can make small...

B vitamins in depth – part two

Welcome to the second part of our guide to the B vitamin family. Last time we looked at thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and B5, or pantothenic acid. Today we’ll be discussing the four other B vitamins in depth and looking at their role in our health and wellbeing....

Demystifying B vitamins

There are a lot of nutrients that fall into the ‘family’ of B vitamins, and it can be confusing to tell the difference. Do we even need to know which one is which? Are they all essential for wellbeing, or are some more important than others? Today we shall...

Do these fruits help weight loss?

Following on from my last blog post, I wanted to look at the claims that some fruits help weight loss. The first of these is linked to one of the most extreme ‘mono-diets’ – the banana diet involves eating thirty bananas in a day and nothing else....

Perfect foods for weight loss?

There’s no shortage of diets that either promise to kick start a new healthy lifestyle or are described¬†as the best long-term route to weight loss. But what about those individual foods we see that are said to actually help weight loss? Is there any basis for...

Fresh vegetables for autumn

It may feel like Summer is drawing to an end (at least in the Northern hemisphere; of course the opposite is true for our readers south of the equator) but that doesn’t mean that we have to resign ourselves to tinned, dried or frozen vegetables just yet! While...