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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, time to review your diet and live healthier in 2015 and beyond.It doesn’t matter which nation you live in, because National Nutrition Month should really be called International Nutrition Month. Take time to review your diet, and that of your kids, for children are our future.

If you don’t have time or the opportunity to consult with a nutritionist, there are many excellent books on nutritional diets, plus lots of detailed information on the Web. Also consider superfoods such as acai berries, strawberries, chia and fish oil. These are also available as nutritional supplements that can be found online.

The Mediterranean Diet: Live Longer and Healthier

The Mediterranean diet is one example of a successful diet that can help you live longer as well as healthier. Little meat, extra virgin olive oil, and dark green vegetables like kale and broccoli are integral to the Mediterranean diet. Lots of nuts and legumes, too.

Peanuts, a legume not a nut, was recently pointed out as a way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and peanuts are also a brain food.

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Matcha Tea from Japan a Big Hit in UK

New Superfood Trend in UK

Matcha tea, with up to five times more anti­oxidants than green tea or any other tea, is fast becoming the most popular superfood tea in the UK. This superfood tea is supposed to support the immune system, reduce cholesterol and have other health benefits.

“Matcha is rich in L-theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brain’s functioning,” says Hussam El Batta, senior brand manager for Argo Tea in The National, a UK publication.

“…L-theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness,” he added. Matcha tea might have five times more of this amino acid than black and green teas.

Matcha tea originated in Japan, where it is marketed in the form of a fine powder that dissolves in water. It has also become popular in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Eventually match tea could reach the United States, where the market for such superfoods is booming.