Food Truths

Why fruit is so bad for you

Revealed, the two most toxic fruits  The cocktail that causes cancer  So… is there any point in washing your fruit? Here’s the good and bad news We live in worrying times. The levels of pollution and toxins in the world are hugely troubling – from microplastics in our bloodstream to ‘forever chemicals’ in our water supplies. One of the ways I’ve always advised to protect your health is through good nutrition, eating whole fruit and vegetables as much as possible….
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How being naughty can be good for you

Discover the guilty secret of being home alone Why these fifteen health benefits are just a shake away This is the easiest healthy change to make right now – click here Sometimes I feel like a guilty schoolboy when I’m left home alone. Lara had gone to stay with her sister for the night and I was not required on the trip, so the whole of Saturday was all mine! I began to think of all the ‘naughty’ things I…
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The secret power of purple food

Why you should eat more fruit and veg of this colour  The power of a purple tomato  Are you eating the rainbow? Here’s why you should Did you manage to pick any blackberries this year? There were tonnes around the hedgerows where I live. And this September I actually remembered to get out with some containers and a big bag so I could get ‘em while they were fat and juicy. I am always aware of the old tradition that…
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How to avoid this family curse

Why this story terrified me when I was younger Discover why common medications can be a problem for your stomach How a cabbage can treat this nasty condition It was a simple question for a 10 year old to ask: “Why is it that grandma doesn’t eat very much?” Little did the young Ray Collins realise that the answer would strike fear into his heart. …That his mum would launch into a description of how his grandmother once had an…
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Natural whole foods to protect your health

Is there any science behind children’s colour choice? How prehistoric man (and women!) ate better than we do The 5 caveman foodstuffs we should be eating Something strange happened in the Collins household this morning… As I sat down to breakfast and unfolded my paper, the household braced themselves for my usual tirade round a mouthful of cornflakes. My eldest son got ready to pat me on the back and hand me a glass of water, while Lara stood in…
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The hot drinks that boost your brain

This new tea research is bonkers  Hot drinks that can make you healthier and smarter  Yet more revelations about coffee I spend a lot of time doing research for this letter. Going through the newspapers… looking at online articles… talking to the Good Life team about what they’ve discovered recently. Then, when I am ready to start writing, I always go through a special ritual… I put on the kettle and make a cup of tea. In fact, there’s one…
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