Food Truths

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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How a hot dog can kill off dangerous bugs

healthy hot dog

How a hot dog can kill off dangerous bugs Why scientists get my goat How the nation’s favourite food could keep your brain alive! The Health and Safety folk would have had a field day if they’d seen me last night… There’s a park at the end of our road that’s used a lot by the local community… picnics, kick arounds, sunbathing (on the 3 days of summer we get)… you name it, it happens. And yesterday being bonfire night,…
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The surprisingly healthy thing about Halloween

Health benefits of pumpkins

Hate Halloween? Love it? Either way, there’s something very healthy about this popular decoration  The ‘scary’ veg that can reduce inflammation, lower risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes…  And naturally relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Ready for Halloween? “Of course not, Ray,” you shout. “I’m not a child, I am [INSERT YOUR AGE HERE]!” Or maybe you love it and your home is draped in fake cobwebs and dangling skeletons. I’ll admit, I’ve never been big on…
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Is this staple food really good for us?

Can bread be healthy

Find out what the Romans ever did for us Don’t miss out on the perfect bread recipe Learn the simple way to buy healthily “What have the Romans ever done for us?” Some of you should now be reciting…”Aqueducts, sanitation, the roads… and peace”, others may be completely mystified. Don’t worry it’s not some secret Masonic ritual, but part of the script from a Monty Python film. Avoiding the opportunity to ramble on further about the brilliance of the Monty…
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