Climate Friendly Foods

Food production is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming, according to a University of Oxford study published in 2018. (Source: http://www.ox.ac.uk). However, the researchers found that the environmental impact of different foods varies hugely.

Many of us have cut down on using plastic bags and plastic straws, recycle where possible and have turned our heating down a degree or two. But have you considered how your weekly shop can change the …

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16 Oct, 2019

Poor nutrition absorption

When we eat a meal, our thoughts don’t often go beyond how it looks or tastes, but eating is much more than just putting food in our mouth. What we do outside of eating our food, can actually have an impact on the way our body absorbs its nutrients.

Fortunately, there are ways to boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, helping us to get the most out of food and supporting …

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15 Sep, 2019

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
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