nutrition

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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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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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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Diabetes On The Rampage In Africa

by on September 27, 2011

Diabetes, often regarded as a disease of the affluent West, is actually a disease of the poor, according to the chairman of the International Diabetes Federation Africa region, Dr S Bahendeka. For example, take diabetes. Although official figures say 1.3% are diabetic, random screenings in city slums suggest that 20% is nearer the mark. Indeed, […]

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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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How Spirulina Is Produced

by on August 2, 2011

The Discovery Channel visited one of the biggest Eastern producers of spirulina, located in Thailand. The raw material looks like green “gunk” in a swimming pool, but what comes out of it is pure nutrition! It is interesting to watch the process as, over 15 days, the spirulina algae is grown to the stage where […]

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