diet

We are bombarded with ads promoting this and that diet, food or drink. We know there are millions of people, many in Western countries, who are overweight, even obese. A large percentage of these people are elderly which is doubly scary because the cost of caring for the aged can be expensive at best. When you add the problems caused by being overweight, the health budget cops a serious whack.

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A new study has shown that children fed a healthy diet at an early age may have a slightly increased IQ compared to those who eat a diet high in junk food. Dr Lisa Smithers who led the research at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that, “Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the […]

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Olive Oil for Bone Health

by on October 9, 2012

The Mediterranean diet is widely known to be among the healthiest in the world. Now new research is showing that in particular, the high intake of olive oil in this diet is associated with increased levels of the markers which are necessary for healthy bone formation, called osteocalcin. Men between the ages of 55 and […]

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There are many stories floating around about all the wonderful things the ingredients in Coke will do. For example, one story claims that it will dissolve a nail in 4 days due to the phosphoric acid it contains! Coke has been criticised by many for its high sugar content and some say that the aggressive […]

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In the last five years, there have been reports of a concerning rise in cases of the bone disease Rickets, which is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D. Rickets can cause the bones to soften and leave children with bowed legs.  The disease which was largely wiped out after the Second World War, has […]

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New studies are reporting that eating white rice on a regular basis can increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Harvard School of Public Health have looked at two studies done in China and Japan and two done in Australia and the U.S. It shows that Asian people are more at risk of developing the […]

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Fryable Vegan Egg Invented

by on May 16, 2012

  An American inventor, Rocky Shepeard, has created the “Vegg” an edible egg-free egg! It has been created as a versatile egg yolk replacement for vegan cooking, but can also be used as a liquid yolk, if you want to dip your soldiers! It is made from yeast flakes, sodium alginate, kala namak and beta-carotene […]

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An interesting article on olive oil appeared in the Hindustan Times recently. There is a great deal of potential for fraud in the olive oil market – particularly the labelling of “extra virgin”: is it really extra virgin – or just an extra virgin label? I always go on the colour of the oil. If […]

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UK “Sell-By Date” Scrapped

by on September 27, 2011

The “sell-by date” in the UK, first introduced for safety, has become a bit of a con. I know that my own daughters used to think (maybe still do) that one day after the sell-by date, a food immediately became a threat to life and health. Food manufacturers have long been able to take advantage […]

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Eggs May Help The Heart

by on September 27, 2011

Eggs may actually be good for the heart – rather than bad for it because of the cholesterol they contain. Research at the University of Alberta has shown that, among other useful benefits, egg yolks contain the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, both of which are powerful antioxidants. In fact, an egg contains roughly the […]

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