HEALTH NEWS

More rea­sons to eat fish and turn off those phones, plus a new ap­proach to vi­ta­mins and a bit of stretch ’n’ roll.

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

VI­TA­MIN IN­TAKE It is easy to feel over­whelmed by the amount of vi­ta­mins and min­er­als on the mar­ket. New Zealand com­pany Won­der­mins can clear the way with your own per­son­alised vi­ta­min sub­scrip­tion. An­swer a few sim­ple ques­tions on­line about your health goals and life­style and the Won­der­mins so­phis­ti­cated al­go­rithms will tai­lor a pre­scrip­tion specif­i­cally for you. Even bet­ter, the daily doses come in in­di­vid­ual pack­ages for ease. Visit won­der­mins.co.nz. There have al­ways been ben­e­fits from eat­ing fish, and now there are two new key find­ings to add to the list. A study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tional Bio­chem­istry has iden­ti­fied omega-3s from fish as su­pe­rior to omega-3s de­rived from oils and plant sources such as flaxseed. The rea­son? Ma­rine-based omega-3s are eight times more ef­fec­tive at in­hibit­ing can­cer­ous tu­mour de­vel­op­ment and growth. And, a pa­per pub­lished in Sci­en­tific Re­ports re­vealed cog­ni­tive ben­e­fits for chil­dren who eat fish at least once a week. The study be­hind the pa­per found these chil­dren tended to sleep bet­ter and have IQ scores at least four points higher com­pared to those who ate fish less fre­quently or not at all.

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