The Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian diets are increasing in popularity. A vegetarian diet has been proven to be healthier for our long term longevity. Other people switch to a vegetarian diet to reduce their risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Some switch for animal welfare reasons too.

When people think about a vegetarian diet, they typically think about a diet that doesn’t include meat, poultry or fish …

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16 Apr, 2019

Children & junk food

Children eating to much junk food has been an increasing health issue for some time. Government’s have recognised it as a major problem supported by an ever increasing number of studies linking excessive consumption of junk food with significant health problems.

The Daily Telegraph reports that every hour a child spends on line increases chance of buying junk food by a fifth …

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14 Mar, 2019

Tinned foods

Although retailers are warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to temporary food shortages, with people already stockpiling with packet food, including tins of food, the government has said food supplies will be secure whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.

But when it comes to tinned foods, we tend to think tinned food is less nutritious than fresh or frozen, but according to …

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15 Feb, 2019

A tax on red meat

Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and can form part of a balanced diet. But eating a lot of red and processed meat can increase your risk of bowel cancer.

An article in the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph reported last month of research which concluded that a ‘Meat Tax’ which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives …

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16 Dec, 2018

Mercury in our seas

According to an article dated 6, August 2014 in The Guardian newspaper, the amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world’s oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, with potentially damaging implications for marine life as the result of the accumulation of this toxic metal.

Mercury is accumulating near the surface of seas as the element is released to the atmosphere and seas from a variety of sources, including mines, coal fired power stations and sewage. Mercury is toxic …

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11 Nov, 2018

Beef & the environment

We now have an increased understanding about how our daily lives impacts on the environment and new research reveals that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The considerable impact on the environment of meat production has been known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. Red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than …

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15 Oct, 2018

Sugar cravings

We might think we’re addicted to sugar because sugary foods taste so good, but it seems to be that almost all of the time, the real problem is a lifestyle imbalance. The good news is that once we address the lifestyle imbalance, the out of control eating quickly stops being an issue.

Take a look at the following lifestyle imbalances below that can lead to a sweet tooth and ask yourself if your sugar cravings …

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14 Sep, 2018

Individual diets for IBS

Many of us will know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a disorder that can cause chronic abdominal pain, gas, diarrhoea and constipation, but did you know that one in five adults meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome?

Although many patients with IBS are trying diets based on blood tests that claim to identify foods that trigger their symptoms, the majority of these food intolerance tests have not been validated by …

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11 Jul, 2018
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