What Impact Does Caffeine Have on Calcium Absorption?

What Impact Does Caffeine Have on Calcium Absorption?

Nutrition is all about context. It is often not as simple as “caffeine completely blocks calcium absorption while it is in your system.” Typically, there is more nuance. How much of an impact does it have? What dosages of caffeine are required for this impact to be relevant? Does having more calcium offset this? This is a bit of a niche nutrition topic. I still think it is relevant though. I have been a dietitian for about 5 years now. And for my first couple of years, whenever I would be talking about calcium with a client, and they mentioned…
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Is Bone Broth Really a Cure-All?

Is Bone Broth Really a Cure-All?

Is Bone Broth Really a Cure-All? Winter is well and truly upon us. With it comes the barrage of comforting soup recipes, immune-boosting remedies and winter ‘fitspo’. Bone broth appears to tick all three of these boxes. What’s more, those on the bandwagon claim that it’s a cure-all for a multitude of common ailments. Things such as poor gut health, joint pain and skin ageing. This article will, therefore, explore whether the hype around bone broth is based on science or science fiction. What is Bone Broth? Many of us are led to believe that we can use broth, stock…
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Do Calcium Supplements Reduce Fractures Risk? An Analysis of the Research

Do Calcium Supplements Reduce Fractures Risk? An Analysis of the Research

Recently I asked myself a question about whether there were any topics of nutrition that I could write about that very few people in the nutrition world were already providing. The conclusion that I came to was the findings of my systematic review that I did in my final year at university. This was on the topic of whether calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of fractures in the elderly. I chose this subject because there had been no clear answer in the research. I figured that it’s something that I could share that nobody else could. It…
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