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Iron - what it does and why you need it

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And especially so if you're a teen, an athlete or a woman — even more so if you are pregnant. Read on for my outline of what iron does in the body, how much you need and where can you get it.

16 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What’s the difference between green and black tea? What about caffeine?

Q. What’s the difference between green and black tea? What about caffeine?

THE QUESTION IN FULL Q. What's the difference between green tea and black tea? And can I drink green tea at night when I don't want...

16 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Why women need iron

Why women need iron

Always tired? Dragging yourself around? Always got a sniffle or a cold? Poor concentration? The reason could be that you’re low on...

15 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How much caffeine is too much?

Q. How much caffeine is too much?

A. If  you're having trouble sleeping or experiencing an upset stomach (acidity,  indigestion), headaches, shakiness or...

28 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

5 healthy and satisfying lunches to take to work

5 healthy and satisfying lunches to take to work

I find it pays to plan for the week ahead especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. On a Sunday...

11 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

3 easy ways to cut down on caffeine (without going into withdrawal)

3 easy ways to cut down on caffeine (without going into withdrawal)

Are you overdoing the caffeine? Do you live from coffee to coffee? Do you find it difficult to get going in the morning without your...

21 January 2013 by Catherine Saxelby