Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut?

Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut? Manufacturers are now selling processed varieties which help your body absorb nutrients better Process starts by soaking raw nuts in salted water, then drying them in an oven  Begins germination process and releases enzymes that break down phytic acid Priya Tew, a dietitian based in Southampton, says benefits would be marginal e-mail […]

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Costly ‘scale and polish’ service at the dentist ‘may be unnecessary’

Costly ‘scale and polish’ service at the dentist ‘may be unnecessary for those with good teeth’ as evidence finds it makes ‘no difference’ to dental health The clean involves scraping to remove plaque and a polish to make teeth smooth It costs £11.40 on the NHS and around five times that at some private practices But it may make ‘little […]

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