#TRUEAGE BLOG

The #TRUEAGE blog includes a variety of health, fitness and nutrition based articles, learn more below.

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Thai Salmon

Thai Salmon

This fragrant Thai Salmon is perfect for lunch or dinner and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain brain and heart health.

Mackerel, New Potato and Watercress Salad

Mackerel, New Potato and Watercress Salad

This quick and easy nutritious salad is a hit for all the family. Oily fish like mackerel is a source of omega-3 and the American Heart Association recommends that all adults eat fish, particularly oily fish, at least twice weekly.

How to support your immune system

Every day we are exposed to organisms which may cause diseases or infections if our body’s defence system is compromised. This defence is referred to as the immune system.

How To Support Your Immune System

How To Burn More Calories Whilst Walking

Adult’s aged 19-64 should try to be active for at least 150 minutes every week. Running, cycling and even walking can count. Here's how to make better use of your time walking!

How To Burn More Calories Whilst Walking
Ways To Make Your Workout Environmentally Friendly

Ways to make your workout environmentally friendly

Exercise plays an important role in staying healthy, although sometimes the way we work out can be damaging for the earth - here's a guide on working out environmentally friendly.  

Bean, Nut and Seed Veggie Burgers

Bean, Nut and Seed Veggie Burgers

These veggie burgers are packed with the best vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia Pudding with Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries

Finding a way to start the day with a vegan dish high in omega-
3 fatty acids can be a challenge, but the chia seed contains more of these healthy fats than salmon pound for pound.
Chia Pudding with Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries

Flaxseed Banana Chocolate Muffins

This vegan treat is gluten and dairy free and doesn’t need any added sugar!

Flaxseed Banana Chocolate Muffins
Homemade Baked Beans on Toast

Homemade Baked Beans on Toast

Beans are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids for anybody following a vegan diet.

Walnut, Spinach and Blue Cheese Pizza

Walnut, Spinach and Blue Cheese Pizza

This vegetarian pizza is tasty and easy to make. It’s full of colour and would impress any dinner party guest.

Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Being part of a fast-paced world where we are always expected to be ‘on’ can lead to negative effects on our body, heres some tips to help keep up a healthy lifestyle!

Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Ways to Keep Fit Outside the Gym this Winter

When the days start to get shorter and the nights longer, many of us start to hibernate indoors and take up more sedentary activities like watching TV or surfing on our computers, phones and tablets.

Ways to Keep Fit Outside the Gym this Winter
Five Tips to Relieve Knee Pain

Five Tips to Relieve Knee Pain 

There are various things that can be done to relieve knee pain, whether it’s a result of getting older or overuse during physical activity.

Essential Nutrients to Take Care of Your Eyes

Essential Nutrients to Take Care of Your Eyes

Vitamin A can be found in either animal or dairy products as preformed vitamin A, referred to as retinyl ester. It can also be found in plant based products as carotenoids.

How to improve your morning routine

Whether you're a morning person or self-confessed night owl, making sure your day starts smoothly will set the bench mark for the day ahead. Here's how to make the most of your mornings.

How To Improve Your Morning Routine

Low Impact Exercise Guide

Keeping fit and healthy through regular exercise is a crucial part of our overall quality of life and has countless benefits to both our physical and mental wellbeing.

Low Impact Exercise Guide
Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes By Shona Wilkinson

This easy to make and cook recipe is sure to be a hit with all the family and the fishcakes can be prepared in advance. The recipe is high in protein, fibre, vitamins and those all-important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

The Top 5 Energy Boosting Vitamins

The Top 5 Energy Boosting Vitamins

Many people suffer from tiredness and fatigue and would like a boost to their energy levels. Having a good diet and a high-quality vitamin supplement is a great place to start. Sometimes however, we may need extra vitamins that are especially beneficial for energy production.

The health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries have long been used in various forms, such as cranberry juice or supplements, for their beneficial properties. Mainly found in North America and Northern Europe during the winter months, cranberries can also be frozen, dried and taken in a food supplement.

Detox Your Body With Cranberry Supplements

5 key meal preparation secrets

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can often feel like a challenge. Sometimes the temptation to eat high sugar high fat foods is too much to turn down. When it comes to food choices, the key is to be prepared.

5 key meal preparation secrets
All You Need to Know About Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)

Riboflavin is one of the eight essential B-group vitamins, also known as vitamin B2.

Find out more here!

 

The Hair Vitamins

THE HAIR VITAMINS

Hair is our crowning glory, and for some of us it plays a big part in showing our personality to the world.

We all love having healthy shiny locks, and there are lots of things we can do to get naturally amazing hair.

A WEEK OF QUICK AND HEALTHY DINNERS THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY

Coming up with a varied menu every week can be time-consuming, so the best family-friendly recipes are simple, yet delicious.

Here’s 7 of our favourite!

A week of quick and healthy dinners the whole family can enjoy

5 fun activities everyone can enjoy to keep fit

To stay healthy, the NHS recommends adults should try to do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week. Find what sporting activity works for you here.

 

5 fun activities everyone can enjoy to keep fit
What Does Vitamin K Do?

What Does Vitamin K Do?

Vitamin K is important as it helps the blood to clot. The‘K’ comes from the German word Koagulation, which literally means ‘to clot’. Vitamin K can also contribute towards maintaining healthy bones.

Read more about Vitamin K including how much you need and good sources.

What Does Zinc Do?

What Does Zinc Do?

Zinc is an essential trace element and helps with making new cells and enzymes, and processing carbohydrate, fat and protein in food, with highest concentrations found in muscles and bones.

Find out more about what zinc does and how much you need.

Selenium is found in most cells in the body and is a significant trace element that is present in soil. This means your body only needs a small amount to be beneficial. It contributes to the normal function of the immune system as well as the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

How Selenium benefits our immune system

Get a Start on your Way to 10-a-Day

For the last decade UK guidelines have recommended we eat 5-a-day, that’s five portions of fruit and vegetables, 400g, per day. However, fewer than one in three UK adults are thought to meet
this target. 

Get a Start on your Way to 10-a-Day
What are the benefits of manganese?

What are the benefits of manganese?

Manganese, which is stored in our bones, kidneys, and pancreas, is a trace element that the body requires for many important functions.

Benefits of folic acid and why it's not just for pregnant women

Benefits of folic acid and why it's not just for pregnant women

Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate and part of the B-vitamin group. There are many different types of B-vitamins with important functions and benefits to the human body.

What are B complex vitamins?

Vitamin B complex is made of up of eight water-soluble B vitamins, including vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (Biotin), Pantothenic acid, B10 (Folic acid), and B12 (Cobalamin).

What are B complex vitamins?

Time for a detox? Give your body a spring clean

Detox diets - also referred to as cleanses - can last for either one or 30 days and include fasting and cutting out certain food groups i.e. wheat and dairy or avoiding caffeine and alcohol.

Time for a detox? Give your body a spring clean
Too busy to be healthy? Think again!

Too busy to be healthy? Think again!

No matter what your age or how busy you are, it’s important to prioritise your health. From regular exercise to eating a balanced diet, stay in shape with these simple tips.

The Health Benefits of Evening Primose Oil

The Health Benefits of Evening Primose Oil

Evening primrose oil, is a herbal extract traditionally used for a wide range of ailments, commonly premenstrual and menopausal symptoms in women. Find out more about its benefits.

Magnesium the master mineral!

Magnesium is an important mineral that every organ in the body relies upon, one reason why it is often referred to as the ‘master mineral’.

Magnesium the master mineral!

THE IMPORTANCE OF OMEGA-3, EPA & DHA IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Long chain Omega-3 fatty acids make up an essential part of a healthy diet. Find out how Omega-3, EPA and DHA support cardiovascular health.

The importance of Omega-3, EPA & DHA in cardiovascular health
Health Benefits of Biotin

The health benefits of Biotin

Biotin is essential for the metabolism of fat which supports the maintenance of normal skin, hair and mucus membranes, learn more.

It’s never too late to adopt healthier habits to keep up your energy levels

It’s never too late to adopt healthier habits to keep up your energy levels

We live in a world that normalizes a frantic lifestyle. Working long hours under pressure is put forward as routine and normal. Read our four simple tips to help keep you energised.

Helping your mind by looking after your body

Discover four simple things that you can do every day to help keep your brain active.

Helping your mind by looking after your body

Introducing Martha Ward

Meet Martha Ward, a freelance fashion stylist and Seven Seas TrueAge ambassador.

Introducing Martha Ward
The health benefits of cod liver oil

The health benefits of cod liver oil

Cod liver oil is a great source of important nutrients including omega-3 and vitamin D. Find out about its range of health benefits.

Signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

Signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D helps maintain a healthy immune system, great for keeping anything from the common cold to flu at bay.

The health benefits of vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant. Find out about its various health benefits.

The health benefits of vitamin C

Living the healthy life

Sue Ellicott is the epitome of good health. Find out how Seven Seas' new ambassador changed her career and started living her #TrueAge.

Living the healthy life