Food Truths

Red Wine: Is it good for you or not?

Red Wine: Love it or hate it you can’t ignore this research   Maybe your red wine coping mechanism isn’t so bad after all There are real scientific reasons to have a guilt free tipple If wine isn’t for you… what about chocolate instead? We all need a bit of cheering up at the moment don’t we? Maybe you are feeling a tad guilty about reaching for the alcohol bottles to help you cope with the worry and concern over…
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How to harvest your own medicine

The secret to green fingered remedies Here are three of the best for your garden… …and some hot stuff for the window ledge Spring has sprung, as they say. All around me the trees are in blossom, the dandelions and daises are poking through the lawn and the weeds are taking over my vegetable plot… …but this year I have the time to spend beating the little blighters. I am finding a gentle bit of hoeing and weeding every day…
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The food that is so often misunderstood

healthy food

Where I stand on the great carb debate Why there is such a thing as good and bad foods Nuts, seeds & berries – not just for birds! At my age I’m often misunderstood…I get used to it. Being the complex and irascible character that I am can sometimes lead to a period of being ostracised. To be honest with you there are times when I actually enjoy it! You could say that I have been in training for self-isolation…
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Is salt good for you?

Is salt good for you?

Some simple questions to get you started.. The truth about salt A plea for honesty and a bit more help Let me ask you three simple questions; Can you be trusted to wake up every day and decide what you would like to eat? Are you able to tell the difference between lettuce and lard? Do you like to vary your diet, making sure that you avoid only eating chips? If you answered no to any of the above then…
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Discover the scientific research with us in mind my friends!

Healthy Chocolate

Why some of these health research projects deserve our attention How a bar of chocolate could become your saviour Could nuts be in the clear too? Sometimes I think scientists decide to conduct a study specifically with me in mind… Really. Some of their research seems so bizarre, you’d think there were hundreds of scientists sitting around all day, scratching their egg-shaped heads, wondering what to study next… ‘Hey, have we tested the effects of a wind tunnel on a…
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Could coffee be an answer to your bad mood?

Coffee and Health

Can this natural drink be this bad for you? Reasons to be cheerful this January The study that might make you think again… Post New Year we are all looking around for something that can spark us into action after a few weeks of sloth and over indulgence (or at least that was what we did over the festive period… might be on my own here then!) For many folk a daily coffee boost seems to be the pick me…
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