Food Truths

How salt could reverse these false symptoms of old age

Salt in diet

Why too LITTLE salt could be bad for you How sodium could rid you of the ‘symptoms of old age’ 3 tips on how to get enough salt I was cooking for some friends on Friday night. For my friends’ delight, I was rustling up monkfish with lemon mayonnaise. One of my favourite dishes. As I ground a shower of sea salt onto the fish, my friend John said in astonishment: ‘Whoa there! Easy on the salt. Are you trying…
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How walking suddenly turned bad for your health…

Walking is healthy

How brave are you when it comes to breakfast? Another misguided piece of journalism The real reasons to enjoy a nice walk This week I’ve taken my life in my own hands… Not once, but twice. And there was nothing anyone could do to stop me. As Lara and the kids tearfully waved me off, I took a deep breath, and bravely entered the kitchen. There, armed with only a knife (all right, and a fork), I faced one of…
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The hidden danger of the Summer BBQ

BBQ Party health dangers

How fruit juice could really damage your health after all Why being happy is so healthy Discover the simple tips to make every Summer party go with a swing A few weeks ago I was explaining how a piece of research about fruit juices got picked up by the tabloids and led to a bunch of scary headlines saying that Cola was more healthy than a glass of orange juice. Quite rightly many of you have written in to agree…
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Is Cola really as healthy as fruit juice?

Healthy Fruit Juice

Sorry, I’m going to disagree with the papers again Cola versus fruit juice. What’s the truth? Revealed, the safe amount of fruit juice to drink The other day I was out with the dog. I decided to take a shortcut through some woods behind the houses. Now, I don’t know if you do any dog walking… But one of the things you almost always find when you go off-piste through woods, fields and waste grounds is what I call a…
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You might love this, or completely hate it

Natural mosquito repellent

The toast spread that repels insects Four foods that make you unattractive And four foods that make you MORE attractive Marmite. Love it or hate it? Personally, I cannot stand the stuff. However, if I was one of those people who gets constantly bitten by mozzies and midges, then perhaps I might reconsider. As I was saying a few weeks back, there’s a natural way to repel biting insects, developed originally in Mississippi in 1928. No DEET, no oiliness or…
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The toast spread that’s BETTER than an NHS treatment

Honey treatment for cuts, ulcers and burns

Discover why those ‘Senior Moments’ are nothing to worry about How a fishy fact can really improve your memory How a scabby chin proved my point “Now what did I come in here for?” Does this ever happen to you? You walk into a room full of intent to do something then stop in your tracks looking around you whilst you search for a clue as to what it might have been. The first thing you need to realise is…
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