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Thrive Health & Nutrition Magazine

Thrive Health & Nutrition Magazine

Summer 2020

Thrive Health Magazine – a global health and nutrition-based magazine, focused on clearing up confusion in health & nutrition. Thrive Magazine has subscribers around the world and publishes only expert articles on health and nutrition.

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summer 2020

Founder & Editor in Chief hello@thrivepublishing.co.uk www.thrive-magazine.co.uk Summer 2020 already! What happened to April and May? We’ve all been living through unprecedented times this year and hopefully summer brings with it a new and more considerate kind of normal. One thing for sure, is that the worldwide situation of lockdown has put more focus on the importance of health, nutrition and wellbeing. Inside this summer issue of THRIVE, we’re bringing you the topics and feature articles that you’ve been asking for. All written by our THRIVE Expert Panel of Nutritionists. On (pg 8-9) We look at ‘Vitamin D’ and once more we ask, why are we so deficient in the western world? ‘Gut Health’ features again on (pg 10-11) with Elena giving you some science based tips to maintain gut health. On (pg 12-13) Nutritionist Anne Lecomber…

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thrive’s experts on health, nutrition and wellness

Anne Lecomber Anne has a first-class honours (BSc) degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Greenwich. Anne wrote our feature ‘Vitamin K in the Diet’ on (pg 12-13). www.sugarfreescience.co.uk Victoria Hamilton Victoria is a certified Nutritionist and has a BSc in Biochemistry with Immunology. Victoria wrote our feature ‘The Role of Protein As We Age’ on (pg 14-15). www.victoriajainhamilton.com Alessandra Felice Alessandra Felice is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Plant Based Chef. She wrote our feature on ‘Trend Towards Plant Based Protein’ on (pg 8-9) www.yoursweetnutrition.com Laura Bryan Laura is a Msc Nutritional Therapist (mBANT) She wrote our feature ‘The Link Between Weight Gain and Depression’ on (pg 18-19). www.mindnourishing.com Lizzy Coles Lizzy holds an MA in Natural Sciences and an MSc in Nutrition from King’s College London. She wrote ‘Vitamin D’ on (pg 8-9) and ‘Intermittent Fasting…

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healthy new finds

1. Almond Snack Bar Made with chunks of delicious oaty biscuits, rasins, roasted almonds. vegan, gluten free and dairy free. www.theunrefinedbakery.co.uk 2. Banana Scoops A healthy, banana-based ice cream. plant-based and made with natural ingredients, no refined sugars. www.bananascoops.com 3. Coffee Nut Butter A 5-ingredient keto, low sugar, slightly caffeinated nut butter spread with no added sugar or oil. www.nutcessity.co.uk 4. Vegan Protein Pudding Vegan, allergen free protein pudding, simply mix with a milk, can be eaten on its own or topped with granola or fruit. www.f-eat.co.uk 5. Free-dried Strawbs Freeze-dried whole strawberries. 100% fruit, 1 of your 5-a-day and only 26 calories! What’s not to love? www.5theasonfruit.com 6. Tomato Sauce Delicious tomato base sauce - 100% plant-based ingredients. Free from any added sugars, salt or preservatives. www.sorsosauce.com 7. Chocolate Spelt Bites Spelt, wheat and sunflower pretzel bites coated in dark chocolate. High in fibre and vegan-friendly, with less…

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vitamin d - why in the west we seem to be low in this vitamin

Summer this year may feel a little different. One thing that will never change, however, is the glorious feel of sunshine on our skin. If like us you’re craving that warm glow, you’ve got every reason to. That’s because the sun is super important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Take, for example, vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D has several crucial functions, but many of us in the West may not be meeting our requirements, especially during the dark winter months. Grab your sunglasses and read on for everything you need to know about vitamin D! What is vitamin D and where does it come from? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is made within our liver and kidneys after UVB rays from the sun penetrate…

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top science-based tips to improve your gut health

“Many gut-linked health issues manifest in symptoms that seemingly have nothing to do with digestion, such as; headaches, joint pain, eczema, brain fog and mood swings.” “Gut health” goes way beyond a diverse gut microbiome. Good gut health may mean the absence of persistent digestive symptoms (such as heartburn, bloating and constipation) and having regular, painless bowel movements. However, having no digestive symptoms does not necessary mean that your gut is healthy. Many gut-linked health issues manifest in symptoms that seemingly have nothing to do with digestion. Would you think that headaches, joint pain, eczema, brain fog and mood swings may be connected to your gut? Yet, there is a strong link between gut health and these symptoms. Moreover, we now know that poor gut health may contribute to chronic diseases,…

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the role that vitamin k plays in your diet

Vitamin K plays a vital role in blood clotting, and there is some evidence it is beneficial for bone health through the regulation of calcium. But, unless you are expecting a baby or are already a mother, you may not have given much thought to vitamin K. This is because deficiency in adults is rare. We only require 1 microgram per day per kilogram of our bodyweight, and if we consume it in excess, it is stored in the liver, which means we don’t even need to consume it every day. It is hard not to though! Sources of Vitamin K There are two type of Vitamin K – Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2. The good bacteria in our large intestine synthesise K2 but not K1. Leafy green vegetables are by far…