Food Truths

How an elephant can help your health

Ivory Tea

Bad news for tea drinkers, there’s a lot of this poison in your brew Revealed, the amazing health tea you’ve never heard about It has less contamination than any other tea – and packed with more antioxidants than Japanese Green Matcha: Click here to find out more If you’re a gardener, you’ll know this very well… It’s hard to keep pests off your beloved plants, herbs and veg. So pity the poor tea farmer. Because pests LOVE tea plantations. As…
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How to turn supermarket basics into superfood


Why you should always buy cheap orange juice Do this surprising thing to your pasta and see what happens The food that helps you live ten years longer A few weeks ago I gave the media a bit of a slap. Most of the newspapers were trumpeting this latest “vitamin supplements don’t work” story, without criticism or nuance. As I pointed out, the articles were very far from “proving” that all supplements were useless, and even admitted that large amounts…
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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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