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A Little Pot of Gold?

Honey Bared - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeHoney, food of the Gods. Referred to and praised for its nutritional and medicinal benefits in almost every world religion’s ancient texts, science is increasingly proving that they really did know what they were talking about back then.

Honey has a remarkably long list of benefits, so I’ve highlighted 10 to see if it persuades you to add this sweet goey stuff to your shopping list.

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Smell the Coffee - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeHere’s a good question – How much caffeine is good and how much is bad?

Well the answer is… that depends. For most adults, caffeine in excess has some health issues but if you drink between 1-4 cups of coffee a day (200-300mg of caffeine) you could be getting some real benefits.

Caffeine in coffee stimulates the central nervous system, alleviating fatigue, and improving focus and concentration. Some people though are more sensitive to caffeine than others and even one cup can lead to sleeping problems and nervousness. For most people though, too much coffee means more than 4 cups a day, since it can cause restlessness, irritability, insomnia, stomach upset, muscle tremors and a fast heartbeat.

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Quick Tip – Bone Builders

Bone Builders - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeIt isn’t just dairy foods that have good levels of calcium. Other useful sources include Broccoli, Spinach, Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage), Kale, Okra, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Figs and Apricots.