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Antioxidants – our allies against ageing

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The effects of ageing are the result of the release within our bodies of free radicals which damage our cells. The solution is on your plate, in the form of antioxidants that neutralise these particles. The production of free radicals is a normal part of the way our body works. However pollution, cigarette smoking, stress and too much sun can increase the rate at which they’re released, causing an imbalance…

The superpowers of sleep

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Irritability, stress, feeling jumpy … these are the most obvious consequences of lack of sleep, which everybody has experienced at some time. Sleep deprivation also forms part of the most effective tortures dreamt up by dictatorial regimes. In many ways, sleep is really restorative. “Did you sleep badly? Did you get out of bed on the wrong side?” Popular common sense often reminds us that lack of sleep affects our…