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News: September 2015

EATING CHILLIS SUPPORTS LONGEVITY

Eating spicy foods could help you to live longer. That’s the news to emerge from a recent study of half a million Chinese adults, which found that those who ate spicy foods containing chillis once or twice a week were 10% less likely to die than those who consumed them less than once a week.

GREEN TEA HELPS WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Trying to lose a few pounds but don’t fancy giving up those delicious potatoes? It could be time to make your cuppa green. A study carried out in Poland suggests that drinking green tea with a meal may help cut the calories absorbed from foods such as bread and potatoes.

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY INDICATED IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

A recent study carried out by McGill University and King’s College London reports a link between low levels of natural vitamin D and developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Vitamin D is produced by the action of sunlight on the skin and is also found in small amounts in eggs, meat and oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.

If you think your levels are low it is worth getting them checked by your GP.