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.