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Omega 3's, a look at DHA & EPA

Several different omega-3’s exist, but the majority of scientific research focuses on ALA, EPA and DHA.

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Calcium, bones and beyond

Calcium is best known for its role in the maintenance of healthy bones, but this amazing mineral does a lot more in the body.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the collective name referring to a group of 8 fat-soluble compounds essential for health and wellbeing.

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Lysine and the importance of proteins throughout life

Lysine is an amino acids and amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

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Bone health and adolescence

Article written by Dr Damien McKay, Staff Specialist - Sport and Exercise Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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What are different fats? And how does your body process them?

Fat serves the body primarily as a source of fuel, providing twice the energy than that of carbohydrates and protein.

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Vitamin D and bone health

Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium from the intestines as well as regulate calcium levels in the blood.

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Vitamin D, what does it do and how much do we need?

Technically, although called a ‘vitamin’, vitamin D is in fact a nutrient which converts into a hormone within the body.

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Phytonutrients 101

A phytonutrient is a substance found in some plants, vegetables, fruits & nuts that help the element stay healthy and protect it.

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Vitamin A

As different foods contain different forms of vitamin A, it is imperative that we consume a wide variety of foods.

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Cod liver oil

In addition to vitamin A & D, the omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil have also been shown to help the body in many ways.

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Good Fats Recipe eBook

Good Fats Recipe eBook

Containing 5 delicious recipes, including meals and snacks

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Sports concussions in children and teens

Article by Kids Concussion Service, Children's Hospital Westmead

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Sleep, Physical Activity and Screen Time for Kids

Article written by Maree Cassimatis, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and PhD Candidate, at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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How staying indoors is impacting your health

One of the most significant effects of staying inside is a lack of sun exposure, routine exercise & connection to our environment

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