Food Truths

Why lockdown has ruined me

My part in the great toast controversy  The danger of eating too many acrylamides  A useful snack list during lockdown Oh, how these lockdowns can change a person! This time last year, I barely used social media. I’ve always been an email guy, really. It’s my favourite way to write to friends, colleagues and YOU, of course! Personal, one to one, and private… I still think you cannot beat it. But then came the pandemic lockdowns. Suddenly I was getting…
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Don’t read this… well not for too long anyway!

How childhood confusion led to better health thinking Could these foods be the answer to a major problem Eye… eye, here’s how to look after your vision I am sitting in the office this morning watching yet more rain batter the garden. My mind was wandering earlier and I happened upon a dim and distant memory of childhood confusion. You see, as a child, I was confused about the word ‘pancreas’. I didn’t understand how something with no discernible use…
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Could this be January’s unsung hero?

Discover why this often unloved vegetable deserves more praise The ‘sticky’ way to losing weight easily… …and how three old favourites can also help too On the 23rd of December I wrote you a Good Life Letter mostly about celery (‘Discover how celery could save your Christmas’). If you didn’t get it, then take a look on the website here. For the few who emailed me to say they didn’t like celery, I need to make an apology, because I’m…
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Why a shake of salt could be a good thing

Everyone will tell you that dietary salt is bad for you – but is it? New theories that salt is good for us are being ignored A bit of common sense cynicism is all you need to stay well. Could we be getting it wrong about the amount of salt we eat? The general consensus is that we are all eating far too much salt, and that it is a prime cause of heart disease and high blood pressure. Certainly…
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Why your olive oil is probably fake

Hope I don’t get a horse’s head in the bed for this, but…  There’s a dodgy Mafia-controlled product in your kitchen cupboard – and it’s probably fake  Is this alternative any healthier? Last week, I got some great responses to my letter about burning sage. Otherwise known as ‘smudging’ – an ancient practice for cleansing the air, warding off infection and sharpening the mind. At the end of that letter I asked for some of your experiences with sage as…
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When Xmas food packaging info is wrong

Just because it’s a Covid Christmas we don’t want to be suckered by this calorie trick  Look out for this dodgy info on party food packaging  How to make festive eating a bit healthier Ho ho ho! Pandemic or not, Christmas is in full swing. OK, so we may not be allowed to see friends and loved ones indoors… And in some areas, we may not even be allowed to mix outside in the cold. But hell will surely freeze…
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