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Minerals are naturally occurring elements that play an important role in life on Earth, including in our health and nutrition. There’s a long list of minerals that our bodies need. Five of these are especially important for us women, so we’ve picked these out, circled and highlighted them for you.

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‘Eat your greens’ was something our mothers nagged us about when we were growing up. She had our best interests at heart, and science is proving just how right she was to insist we finish our portion at dinner. Read on as we explain how this simple, but important, piece of advice can help balance hormones and reduce risk of chronic disease. Thanks mom!

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We love a good debate, but some discussions can leave us feeling more confused than when we began. A prime example is the debate over soy. Is it good for us or bad? Read on as we untangle the health claims and explain why unprocessed soy products should be part of a well-balanced diet for most people.

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Collagen supplements are taking center stage on supermarket shelves. Few of us really understand what collagen is, how it benefits us, and what we need to do to get enough. Get your pens and pencils ready: you’re about to simultaneously boost your collagen levels and collagen IQ! 

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leaky gut

Leaky gut: sounds like something you call your plumber into fix, right? It’s a term that you are likely to have heard before but may not fully understand what it means or how it might affect you. However, there’s good evidence that leaky gut …

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Prebiotics are a group of dietary fibres that support the overall health of the good bacteria in our guts. This dietary fibre is indigestible by the human body so it travels to the lower part of the digestive system where it acts as food for the beneficial bacteria.

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