Mindful Eating

According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American spends around two and a half hours a day eating, but more than half of that time, we’re doing something else, too, usually working, driving, reading, watching television, or playing on an electronic device, so we’re not fully aware of what we’re eating.

And this mindless eating – a lack of awareness of the food we’re consuming – may be contributing to the national obesity …

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13 Aug, 2019

Five Future Superfoods

I am writing about five future super foods that are good for you and the planet. Globally we rely on only a very small range of foods.

This has an adverse impact our health and the health of our planet. Rice, maize and wheat make up nearly 60% of calories from plants in our diets. While people may be getting sufficient calories, these narrow …

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14 Jun, 2019

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