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Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

October 19, 2018

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind We all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when you are tired, you crave […]

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My beef with Jordan Peterson’s all-cow diet | Emer O’Toole

October 9, 2018

Petersons daughter Mikhaila may have invented the beef diet to ease her health problems. Its best taken with a pinch of salt, says Emer OToole, associate professor at Canadas Concordia University The Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson talks about how she arrived at the beef-only regime through a process of elimination and reintroduction essentially experimenting on […]

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Too much gluten while pregnant linked to increased diabetes risk for baby

October 4, 2018

Experts warn against switching to a gluten-free diet because that may reduce intake of fibre, iron and B-vitamins Eating a high gluten diet when pregnant appears to be linked to an increased risk of having a child who develops type 1 diabetes, new research suggests, although experts say expectant mothers shouldnt rush to ditch bread […]

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How to avoid food waste: top chefs on their grandparents’ favourite dishes – and what they taught them

October 1, 2018

Angela Hartnett, Fergus Henderson, Raymond Blanc and many others describe the frugal simplicity – and delicious flavours – that inspire their cooking today It is all too easy to romanticise the past, particularly with food. In Britain, rationing created a postwar generation that was very well-nourished, but also utterly bored by the meals it ate […]

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Dairy food in moderation ‘may protect the heart’

September 26, 2018

Three small portions of dairy a day may actually protect against heart disease and stroke Dairy products such as cheese and milk have got a bad name because of the saturated fat they contain, but a large new study suggests that in moderation, they may actually protect against heart disease and stroke. The study was […]

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From coughs to cakes: why honey is the bees knees

September 24, 2018

Honey should be your first line of treatment for a cough but dont just reach for it when you have the sniffles. Sourced everywhere from Zambian forests to Irish meadows and London rooftops, there is a flavour to suit everyone Got a cough? Then before you pick up an over-the-counter medicine, or head to your […]

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Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, says Harvard professor

September 4, 2018

It is feted as a healthy choice but the oil, which is high in saturated fat, is one of the worst things you can eat says expert For certain health food shops and wellbeing sites it is the panacea that helps everything from bad hair and mental grogginess to obesity and haemorrhoids. But the carefully-crafted […]

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Chicken is where it’s at: the unstoppable rise of KFC

September 4, 2018

KFC has survived health scandals, veganism and a major delivery fail: can the fast food behemoth stay on top? Before Donald Trump entered the White House, there was probably no other American businessman as instantly recognisable as Colonel Harland Sanders. True, Henry Ford and John D Rockefeller made far larger fortunes, but most people couldnt […]

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Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables

August 27, 2018

People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in America “meet the federal fruit […]

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European Ruling Could Slow Africas Push for Crispr Crops

August 8, 2018

Many European scientists cheered back in January when it seemed the court of the European Union would ease its restrictions on gene-editing technology in food. In a 15,000-word opinion, an advisor to the European Court of Justice suggested that gene-edited crops should not face the same stiff regulations as genetically modified organisms—as long as they […]

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