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Iron deficiency: Signs you’re not getting enough of this important mineral

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. Yet in the UK, 45% of people say they don’t know enough about an irondeficiency or how to know if they are deficient. In fact, 40% say they don’t know what their own iron levels are. Here, the experts at Active Iron provide a roundup of seven signs you may have an iron deficiency plus four lifestyle choices that can rob you of iron – and some of them may surprise you! 1. You’re exhausted Iron is essential…

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13 negative side effects of not getting enough protein

HERE’S THE HARD truth: Most of us don’t get enough protein. Alternatively, some guys think “the more protein, the better,” and over-consume it when they do sit down to eat, chomping down a 30g protein bar and washing it down with a protein shake that’s got upwards of 50g, says Jordan Mazur, M.S., R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley. To put it bluntly: Both are bad. Everyone has a protein intake ceiling. It varies with your height and weight, but most people can absorb at most 30-42g per meal….

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Not Getting Enough Out of Running Races? Walk

Meghan Kita has been running for 14 years, ever since joining her high school track team. She’s got 17 marathons under her belt and a gig as a senior editor at Runner’s World magazine. So it was kind of a big deal last month when Kita decided to try something she’d never wanted to do at a race before. She walked. It’s not that she has anything against people who take it slow, Kita is quick to point out. It’s that for her, personally, walking had always felt like giving…

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? 6 Signs to Look Out For

On a daily basis, the human body loses water, even when you’re not purposely working up a sweat. The amount, of course, varies depending on your activity levels and climatic conditions. The body is however tuned to tell you whether you need to replenish your water reservoir. The easiest way to judge if your body needs water is how thirsty you are. In simple sense, water is essential simply because of its liquid consistency. Water, with its remarkable dissolving properties, is the perfect medium for transmitting substances, such as phosphates…

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Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy

Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy ( Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty Images) For adults with type 2 diabetes, following a Mediterranean diet including at least two servings of fatty fish per week may lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to an observational study from Spain. The researchers analyzed data on people participating in a larger randomized trial known as PREDIMED, which ran from 2003 to 2009 in Spain and tested a Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or nuts against a usual comparison diet…

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Getting Enough Omega-3 May Cut Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

For adults with type 2 diabetes, following a Mediterranean diet including at least two servings of fatty fish per week may lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to an observational study from Spain.The researchers analyzed data on people participating in a larger randomized trial known as PREDIMED, which ran from 2003 to 2009 in Spain and tested a Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or nuts against a usual comparison diet for preventing heart problems over time. About 3,600 adults aged 55 to 80 who took part…

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