Category: Info

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

May 31st, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog posts on Organic Food for Sustainability, Problems with Pesticides and Reasons to Go Organic you'll be keen to know how to get started with eating organically. If you can't afford to buy everything organic it's worth knowing which foods are the worst contaminated and which aren't so bad if they are not organic. The ...

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Problems With Pesticides

May 24th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog post on Organic Food for Sustainability you will be aware that there is no doubt that growing food organically, without the use of pesticides, fungicides and artificial fertilisers, is more sustainable for the planet. Evidence shows that eating a largely organic diet reduces exposure to toxic pesticides and herbicides (1). ...

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Reasons to Go Organic

May 17th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Over the last few decades research into whether organic foods are higher in nutrients than conventionally grown foods has shown mixed results. However, more recently the evidence seems to be stacked in favour of organic foods being higher in antioxidants, some vitamins and minerals and omega 3 fats. 6 Reasons to Buy Organic Research finds ...

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Organic Food for Sustainability

May 13th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Evidence from the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates that if current practices and trends persist the negative consequences of agriculture on the environment will continue to increase dramatically over the next 30 years and beyond. The results of a study into the possibility of feeding the human population with a global ...

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The History of the Calorie

April 26th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Goodbye to Calorie Counting This month's blog posts will examine the calorie. We'll examine why and how it became the touchstone for measuring food intake and the main focus of the diet industry and government policies on health and obesity.  In 19 Reasons Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work we'll look at the problems with this system and in Not ...

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19 Reasons Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

April 19th, 2019 | Posted in Info

It may be true that eating a lot more calories than you can burn off will most likely lead to weight gain and eating a lot fewer than you burn off will lead to weight loss. However, there are many other variables to consider. Here are a few problems with the calorie counting method of weight control: 1. The calorie content of food is hard to ...

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Not All Calories Are Equal

April 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Quantifying calories is still the principle target for intervention in preventing or treating obesity and related diseases. This thinking assumes that all calories have the same effects on weight, regardless of their source. However, it isn't as simple as that. Fats, Protein and Carbohydrates – Different Functions, Different Effects Calories ...

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Detox Day Menu  

March 29th, 2019 | Posted in Info | Recipes

If you've read the blog posts on 10 Signs You Need to Detox and Top Tips for Successful Detoxing you'll be keen to get started. Here you'll find some ideas for what to eat during your detox day or days. Your food intake during this detox is largely based on fruit and vegetables as these are the least challenging foods. They also supply an ...

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Top Tips for Successful Detoxing

March 25th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog post on 10 Signs You Need to Detox you may feel that you could benefit from a cleanse. Now you need to gen up on how to go about it and that's what we'll explore here. Detoxing can be done on many different levels and for different lengths of time. Even if you are doing just a one day cleanse there are a few things that ...

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10 Signs You Need to Detox

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Info

The word ‘detox’ is rather over-used and perhaps a little misunderstood. Our bodies are constantly working to free us from toxins and unwanted matter using its systems of detoxification. However, for thousands of years people across many cultures and religions have recognised that periods of fasting or limiting food intake can improve ...

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