Re­search find­ings re­veal the ben­e­fits of raw food, week­end sleep-ins, mag­ne­sium, and wear­ing your sun­nies in win­ter.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS - Edited by FLEUR MEALING


Sun­glasses shouldn’t be an ac­ces­sory re­served just for the sum­mer months. The sun’s UV rays are just as dam­ag­ing in win­ter as they are in sum­mer. Al­though you may not no­tice an im­me­di­ate ef­fect, ex­po­sure to UV will, over time, cause dam­age to your eyes and can re­sult in con­di­tions such as cataracts, mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion and can­cer. So make sure you pop on those sun­nies ev­ery day, no mat­ter how cloudy it may be.

Chop­ping boards at the ready! The Univer­sity of Otago re­cently noted im­proved men­tal health in peo­ple who opted for raw veg­eta­bles and fruit as op­posed to canned, cooked or pro­cessed.

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