HEALTH NOTES

Llanelli Star - - HEALTH & LIFESTYLE -

MAN­AGE YOUR MI­GRAINE

MI­GRAINE af­fects around one in five women and one in 15 men, yet half of those who ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­treme headaches – which are of­ten ac­com­pa­nied by nau­sea and sen­si­tiv­ity to light – aren’t sat­is­fied with their med­i­ca­tion.

New re­search now links im­bal­ances in gut flora to the prob­lem, which is where Bio-Kult Mi­gréa (£19.95 for 60 cap­sules, Bio-Kult.com) hopes to help, us­ing 14 strains of bac­te­ria as well as stressre­duc­ing mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min B to fight in­flam­ma­tion and reg­u­late healthy gut func­tion.

TEST YOUR VI­TA­MIN B12 LEV­ELS

RECORD num­bers of peo­ple signed up to this year’s Ve­gan­uary, but main­tain­ing a strict plant-based diet may well cause a de­fi­ciency in vi­tal vi­ta­min B12.

Found nat­u­rally in fish, meat, poul­try, eggs and dairy prod­ucts, ve­gans can only main­tain suf­fi­cient lev­els by eat­ing two or three serv­ings of food for­ti­fied with B12 – such as ce­re­als, yeast flakes or plant milk – daily, or by tak­ing a sup­ple­ment.

Fall­ing short can lead to tired­ness, mus­cle weak­ness and mem­ory loss, so any­one go­ing ve­gan may want to take the Vi­a­p­ath Nutris postal blood test for B12 de­fi­ciency (£40, nutris.vi­a­p­ath.co.uk) af­ter the first few months.

WE WANT WHAT JOE’S HAV­ING

WANT a body like Joe Wicks of Lean in 15 fame, pictured, but never seem to have the time to work your way through his meal plans? You could al­ways plump for Joe’s fast food of choice – sushi. The trainer was re­cently spot­ted tuck­ing into an Itsu Shar­ing Box (£14.99, Itsu stores na­tion­wide). Sushi is an ex­cel­lent source of omega fatty acids and an­tiox­i­dants and is packed with pro­tein, which is great for mus­cle re­pair and re­cov­ery post­work­out.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.