Reducing our carbon footprint through food

Reducing our carbon footprint through the food we eat is important. It is now accepted that greenhouse gases are warming the Earth’s atmosphere, directly leading to more natural disasters, shifts in weather patterns, and rising sea levels. Less well known is the link between adopting a climate-friendly diet or a low-carbon diet to reduce humans’ carbon footprint.

A 2018, study by the University of Oxford, concluded that adopting a vegan diet would reduce a person’s carbon footprint by 73%. This is far more significant than cutting down on flights or buying an electric car …

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14 Jun, 2021

Banning junk food in schools

Healthy diets start in childhood and since children spend 5 days a week in school it’s important the school menu accommodates healthy choices.

Most schools incorporate healthy choices now, but inner city schools where money is especially tight, may not be able to provide nutritious meals at all times. Certain foods included on the school lunch menu …

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15 May, 2021

The Benefits of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter can be a healthy option when it’s enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. It is rich in several nutrients, which may help protect the heart and manage blood sugar. However, eating too much peanut butter can increase a person’s daily intake of saturated fat, sodium, and calories so should be consumed in moderation.

Also, people who have a peanut allergy should avoid peanut butter as it could trigger a potentially deadly reaction …

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12 Apr, 2021

Avocados and Gut Health

The avocado is a unique fruit. While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful health benefits too.

Avocados are nutrient dense and an energy-dense food, and it contains important micro-nutrients that many of us don’t eat enough of, like potassium and fibre. They are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated …

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14 Mar, 2021

How To Stay Healthy Longer

According to a study reported in the British Medical Journal in 2020, women can gain ten years and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes from a healthy lifestyle.

The research is based on a study in the US of over 110,000 people whose lives were tracked for more than 20 years. The study’s main author Dr Frank Hu, of Harvard School of Public Health, said the study …

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11 Feb, 2021

Health Benefits of Eating Vegan

There are many benefits of eating vegan food. The biggest benefit is it’s healthier because you’re eating plant based produce and it’s good for the environment.

A vegan diet is richer in certain nutrients

Eating a vegan diet means you don’t eat any meat and animal products, which means relying more on other foods such …

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13 Jan, 2021

Changing what we eat

We’re usually creatures of habit, but when faced with difficult situations our habits do tend to change. In the pandemic, our eating out has been significantly reduced and during lock-downs, impossible. So, what have we been eating during this difficult time?

Figures from market researchers Nielsen reported by the BBC, show that sales of baking products were up by almost two-thirds over the same period when compared with 2019 as home baking has significantly …

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13 Dec, 2020

Lockdown Eating Habits

Most of us maybe feeling increasingly stressed as we attempt to cope with living with the Covid-19 pandemic. Helping people through the pandemic isn’t just about helping them stay safe physically, it is also about helping them maintain good mental and emotional health.

When stressful situations of this magnitude arises, people often experience substantial changes to their eating behaviours. Generally described as emotional or stress eating, we often start to eat (or not …

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11 Nov, 2020

Why a balanced diet is important

A balanced diet is important. Children who don’t get enough healthy foods may face growth and developmental problems, poor academic performance, and frequent infections.

They can also develop unhealthy eating habits that may persist into adulthood. Without exercise, they’ll also have a higher risk of obesity and various diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood …

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12 Oct, 2020

Foods for Hormone Balance

We are made up of a complex symphony of hormones including insulin, oestrogen, progesterone, thyroid, cortisol, and many more. These are our bodies chemical messengers which must work in harmony for us to experience optimally functioning, health.

However, many women deal with common hormonal imbalances that can lead to mood swings, irritability, brain fog, fatigue, and weight gain. Hormones are produced and impacted by the microbiota …

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14 Sep, 2020