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HEALTHY EATING: EAT LESS SUGAR

Why you should eat less sugar Sugar has a vastly over-rated reputation as a foodstuff. Whenever small villages get cut off by snow or floods sugar is usually one of the allegedly ‘staple’ ingredients airlifted in by relief organisations. But sugar is a pretty useless food. It is rich in calories and will give youContinue Reading

Healthy Eating: Eat More Fibre

Why you should increase the amount of fibre you eat Modern food manufacturing processes make life much easier for us in many ways. Most of us don’t have to grow our own food. We don’t have to get up early in the morning, go out into the fields and break our backs picking the foodContinue Reading

Twenty-One Reasons For Being A Vegetarian

Vegetarianism is the fastest growing trend in the developed world. Here are 21 reasons why you should think about turning green too. Avoiding meat is one of the best and simplest ways to cut down your fat consumption. Modern farm animals are deliberately fattened up to increase profits. Eating fatty meat increases your chances ofContinue Reading

Thirty Common Diseases And Their Relationship To What You Eat

The diet you choose to eat will determine what illnesses you suffer from and how healthy you are. Most of us eat too much fat, too much meat, too much sugar and far too little fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fibre. The list of diseases known to be associated with the food we eat growsContinue Reading

The Food Fact File

The most important thing you have to remember about healthy eating is that you must eat a balanced diet. Only by eating a balanced diet can you be sure that you are getting enough protein and carbohydrate and not too much fat. Only by eating carefully and knowledgeably can you be sure that you areContinue Reading

Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous To Health?

The chances are that you now have a microwave oven in your kitchen—and that you use it at least once a day for preparing food for yourself or your family. There are millions of microwave ovens in use around the world. In America nearly three quarters of all households own a microwave oven. In FranceContinue Reading

FOOD IRRADIATION: FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Food is often expensive and time consuming to grow. It is, however, often more expensive to transport, package and store it. So to avoid the inevitable wastage (and financial cost) of food ‘spoiling’, food manufacturers and distributors use a wide variety of techniques to preserve and to extend the ‘shelf life’ of the food theyContinue Reading

Developing Mad Cow Disease From Dangerous Foods

There is a growing amount of evidence available to suggest that mad cow disease could, within a few years, be a major killer of human beings. Although the problem first developed in Britain. It could be a major threat to anyone—anywhere in the world— who eats any meat or meat product taken from a cow.Continue Reading

Drugs And Hormones In Your Food

In order to maximise their profits, modern farmers often use drugs and hormones to keep their animals ‘healthy’. The drugs help to reduce the financial loss of animals dying. Since animals are often kept in over crowded conditions the need for artificial help is often considerable. In addition drugs are frequently used to improve theContinue Reading

How Much Do You Know About Food Safety?

Food poisoning is a major problem—frequently caused by carelessness and bad habits in the kitchen. Do this quiz to find out how much you know about preparing food the healthy way. Which of these foods is safest to eat in the street? Bananas Oranges Hot dog Hamburger You have got raw meat defrosting in theContinue Reading

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