Time to Stock Up!

Time to Stock Up!

propolis information capsules Winter is here and with it comes all the bugs, bacterial infections and viral conditions to plague us! Make sure you’re prepared for the fight by stocking up on propolis products to help get you through the winter. If you want to know more about how propolis can help you stay healthy, you can check out this propolis information page. We stock a wide range of products to suit your lifestyle and keep you healthy. Any questions about our products, you can contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

An Informative Video On Propolis

An Informative Video On Propolis

 

We hope you enjoy this short video on what propolis is, where it comes from and the benefits it can give you. If you’d like more information, you can go directly to a dedicated propolis page and discover more for yourself. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us for assistance.

What Does Squalene Do?

What Does Squalene Do?

shark - a source of squalene Squalene (also known as shark liver oil) is a naturally occurring compound that appears in a wide variety of plants and animals. In humans and animals, it is produced by the liver. It is used mainly in cosmetics and some medications, including health supplements.

There are quite a few noted benefits, we have outlined a few below.

  • May also reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
  • Can help boost your immune system and protect you from sickness.
  • Help fight illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, and psoriasis.
  • Is known to speed the healing process of wounds.
  • Studies have shown squalene to reduce the growth of blood vessels in tumours. This applies to breast, colon, and prostate cancer.
  • Squalene may reduce the severity of the side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Consumption may also reduce the risk of heart attacks, irregular heart rhythms, and high blood pressure.

People generally think of fats as a bad thing to have in their diet, but some fats, including squalene, are very healthy for you. Fats are a great source of energy. They help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, help you keep healthy skin, and supply important fatty acids.  Of course, there are certain types of fats to avoid. The include trans fats, and saturated fats (although you do need a certain amount of saturated fats – just not too much). Beneficial fats include monounsaturated, polyunsaturated omega fatty acids, and squalene.

This is just a small snapshot of what squalene can do to aid you in keeping good health. Why not check out our squalene health benefits page, solely dedicated to this fantastic product. As always, if you have any question, you can contact us at any time.

 

Benefits Of Making Soups For Winter

Benefits Of Making Soups For Winter

vegetable soupWhen someone says soup, the first thing you think of is a comforting, hot meal for those cold winter nights. As well as being hearty and packed full of flavour, the health benefits of soup are well-known.Not only can you pack them with all your favourite vegetables, they are also very easy to make. There are literally thousands of recipes available online for you to try.

Some soups can have more health benefits than others, depending on what you put in it. Here are some suggestions of things you can put in your soups to give you an immune boost, helping the fight against cold and flu, weight gain and blood pressure.

Two almost-essential ingredients are garlic and onions. Known for their benefits as natural antibiotics, even inhaling them while cooking can help blocked sinuses. Garlic especially is anti-fungal and may help in lowering cholesterol.

Another excellent natural antibiotic is ginger. It is especially good for sore throats and aiding in digestive upsets.

The main base for any soup is vegetables. The more variance in colours, the more health benefits you’ll gain from it. Carrots, celery, mushrooms, potato, sweet potato, tomato…the list goes on. Adding herbs can also provide a flavour boost as well as many other health benefits.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this post on soup as a fantastic winter food. Why not go research some recipes today, or even create your own? If you still feel like you need an extra boost to your immune system, why not check out the wide variety of supplements in our store to see if any could help you. Contact us if you ever have any questions on our products, and we look forward to seeing you next time!

Drinking Tea – The Health Benefits

Drinking Tea – The Health Benefits

health benefits tea Tea leaves are an amazing plant! Whether you want black tea, red tea or green tea, each type has a myriad of benefits to your health and well-being. Today’s health blog by Nature’s Naturals is a brief look at some of the noted positives of drinking tea regularly.

  1. Contains antioxidants, which help your body fight germs and other nasties.
  2. Less caffeine than coffee. While it will give you a boost, you won’t come down from it so quickly.
  3. Helps with hydration, primarily due to the water content you add when making up the tea.
  4. Helps keep you calm
  5. Lowers stress levels
  6. Can help with headaches, nausea, general irritability
  7. Can reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke
  8. Can help strengthen your teeth and bones due to containing calcium and fluoride.
  9. Can help protect against heart disease
  10. Can help lower blood pressure
  11. Can help lower cholesterol
  12. Can help with digestion after meals
  13. Can increase metabolism
  14. Contains hardly any kilojoules or sugar, unless you add it to your brew
  15. Can help skin complexion
  16. Lower blood sugar levels

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about some of the most common benefits of drinking tea. Why not go boil the kettle now, sit back and have a look at some of the other products and information we have. As always, you can contact us any time with questions you have, and always check with your doctor before taking any non-prescription products.

 

 

The Difference Between Vegetarian and Vegan

The Difference Between Vegetarian and Vegan

fresh vegetables in crates For multiple reasons, vegans have been making the news recently after an event that involved protesting in restaurants. While this is definitely one way of getting your message across, it hasn’t been an overwhelmingly positive one.

The question that is often asked is; “What is the difference between being vegetarian and being vegan?” Nature’s Naturals decided we would explain the difference.

Vegetarianism is the absence of meat and some/all animal by-products. There are three branches of vegetarianism.

Lacto-ovo vegetarians do not eat meat, but will eat animal products such as eggs and dairy. Ovo-vegetarians (eggs, no dairy) or lacto-vegetarians (dairy, no eggs) are another branch. Then there is vegan, which is the absence of all animal and animal by-products at all, and is the most extreme form of vegetarianism.

Another question that arises is how people who follow a vegetarian lifestyle get all the nutrients their bodies require to function. Amazingly, there are many plant-based products that supply all essential vitamins and minerals. In the event they can’t be consumed, supplements may be required. Nature’s Naturals stock a wide range of supplements to aid you in maintaining your good health. As always, we are here to answer any questions you might have!

 

 

Squalene vs Squalane – What’s The Difference?

Squalene vs Squalane – What’s The Difference?

 Nature’s Naturals is the leader in promoting squalene health benefits, primarily in oral supplement form. Taking squalene capsules can lead to better heart health and even assist in cancer prevention. Did you know there is another similar product called squalane? Squalane is a lighter version of shark liver oil that is primarily used in skin care products. It has excellent moisturising and skin-protecting properties that make it ideal for dry, damaged skin. History states that it was also used to treat skin conditions like excema, as well as wounds. What a fantastic product! Not only can the supplements boost your inner health, it can also work wonders on your skin.

Why not try our squalene supplements today to see what they can do for your health? Contact us any time with any questions, we’re happy to help!

Sunscreen Warning – Have You Used This Brand?

Sunscreen Warning – Have You Used This Brand?

Everybody wants to have fun in the sun! It is so important to make sure any skin exposed to the harsh rays of the sun is protected. A water-resistant, SPF50 sunscreen applied every 2 hours is considered the ideal way to do this. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, sometimes things go wrong. Recently a family experienced this when their young baby received chemical burns from a popular brand of sunscreen. This sunscreen is specifically formulated for young children. The link to that story is here. What is more of a worry is that this is not the first incident that has occurred with this sunscreen.

The team at Nature’s Naturals urges you to make sure to cover up when you are in direct sunlight. A hat and sunglasses are also essential sun wear. Don’t forget to use a reputable sunscreen and at any sign of burning, make sure you get out of the sun as soon as possible.

Health Expo Coming Up!

Health Expo Coming Up!

health expo sydney news

At Nature’s Naturals, your good health is our primary concern. If you are interested in finding out about the new innovations and products dedicated to keeping you healthy, then the Health Expo in Sydney is for you!! It is advertised as so much more than your average Trade Fair, covering a broad range of areas.

Held in Darling Harbour on the 29th-30th April, there is sure to be something of interest. You can check out more info at the Health Expo What’s On website here.

We hope this event notice has been of interest to you! As always, if you have any questions about the products we have, feel free to contact us any time!

5 Foods To Boost Brain Power

5 Foods To Boost Brain Power

We are always looking for a bit of help to boost our concentration and memory. What we eat strongly ties in with how we feel and perform. Below is a quick list of fantastic foods you can eat to help your brain get through that work day or staff meeting.
  1. Caffeine – found in coffee, chocolate and energy drinks, it gives you a quick energy boost and can help you focus for a short period.
  2. Fish – full of Omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent protein for brain food.
  3. Dark Chocolate – an excellent anti-oxidant that also contains caffeine.
  4. Nuts – give you Vitamin E as well as being a good source of protein and good fats
  5. Fresh Fruit – contains glucose which is what is the main fuel for your brain. A piece of fruit can help memory and concentration.
Like everything, eat in moderation and reap the natural benefits of good food!