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Milk and Rehydration

Milk and Rehydration

With warm weather and/or physical activity you lose perspiration, and the evaporation of the sweat from your skin cools the body. Before long, that sweat loss needs to be replaced. Water is good. You know from previous articles both coffee and tea can rehydrate the body. Sports drinks are specifically designed for rehydration, especially for athletes during sport.

After sweating did you ever cons...

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Taste buds - more than just about taste

A Calican asked the question "What happens to your taste buds as you age?" Well, I said (and assumed) that they decline with age. I remember my grandmother sucking on mints that were a bit too strong for some punk kid in his first decade. Anyway, I said I would find out more. And indeed I did. Come with me and I'll guarantee you will learn something new.

Taste buds on the top of your...

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Calcium absorption

Calcium absorption

Calcium is a crucial part of the structure of bones and teeth. You knew that already. So how do you assess what food is a good source of calcium? You may just look for the number of milligrams of calcium there are in a serve, the more the better. Well that doesn't always work as we shall see.

Or you could read some websites that give you counter-intuitive information, such as those claiming milk,...

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Gluten-free eating - when is it necessary?

When I was at dietitian school long ago we were taught that a gluten-free diet was only for those who had coeliac disease or an inflammatory skin condition called dermatitis herpatiformis. About one in 70 to 100 people have coeliac disease. The gluten triggers the immune system to breakdown the intestinal lining making it difficult to absorb the nutrients in food. That usually leaves you with unco...

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Just like there are trends in TV, fashion and music, there are trends in nutrition. If you have been around for a while then you would have seen a few - fat, fibre, calcium, vitamin C, antioxidants, organic, and the favourite of the last five years has been vitamin D. Getting insufficient vitamin D (primarily through too little sun exposure) has been linked to an increase in an ever-expanding list...

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