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How Much vs What We Eat and Weight Gain

October 8th, 2021 | Posted in Info

It’s well known that how much we eat affects our weight. However, it may be more complicated than a simple calories in vs calories out equation. This month’s blog posts will look at how what we eat and when we eat may affect weight just as much as how much we eat. How Much vs What We Eat and Weight Gain In the UK in 2019-2020 there were ...

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Health Benefits of Organic Food

September 15th, 2021 | Posted in Info

Throughout the world there is an increasing interest in organic agriculture for food production. Key reasons for this are that organic food often has greater nutritional value and fewer toxic chemicals. One mechanism for the higher nutrient content of organic crops is that plants grown organically are exposed to insects and other potentially ...

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The True Cost of Food

September 10th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts Celebrate Organic Month and Health Benefits of Organic Food you may be tempted to switch to buying organic. It’s well known that organic food, drink, beauty and textile products can be more expensive. For many the higher price tag is a barrier. However, even though these products cost more they may actually be ...

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Celebrate Organic Month

September 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Info

September is Organic Month in the UK. The term ‘organic’ refers to a holistic system of farming that underpins the way food is produced. It is certified by law. Organic farming is designed to enhance the health of the soil, water and air. This makes it more sustainable than farming methods that instead pollute the soil, water and air. Given ...

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13 Lifestyle Tips to Protect Brain Health

August 27th, 2021 | Posted in Info

The blog posts Colour and Cognitive Decline and Eat to Protect Brain Health include ideas about the kind of foods and diets to eat to protect brain function as you age. However, while what we eat is undeniably important it’s not the whole picture. How we live on a day to day basis makes a huge difference to brain health in the short and long ...

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Colour and Brain Health

August 20th, 2021 | Posted in Info

You may well have heard about the recommendation to eat colourful foods – the rainbow diet as it is called. This is generally regarded as being good for the immune system. A new study has found that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. ...

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Eat to Protect Brain Health

August 13th, 2021 | Posted in Info

The blog post Colour and Cognitive Decline extols the benefits of eating colourful plant foods for brain health. Here are some more dietary tips to protect cognitive function throughout life:  Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet - inflammation is toxic to the body and the brain. Anti-inflammatory foods include those rich in beneficial oils such as ...

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Risk Factors for Dementia

August 6th, 2021 | Posted in Info

Population aging is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. 1 in 3 babies born in the UK today are expected to celebrate their 100th birthday. Longer life expectancy is likely to lead to an increased number of people living with dementia. It’s usual for older people to experience changes in conceptual reasoning, memory, and ...

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Sugar – What’s the Alternative?

July 23rd, 2021 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Many diseases, including dental caries, chronic inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and obesity, are associated with sugar consumption. If you’ve read the blog posts Sugar Leads to More Sugar and Sugar and Fat Synthesis you may be wondering what you can do when you want something that hits the sweet spot. Artificial sweeteners were previously ...

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Sugar and Fat Synthesis

July 16th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post Sugar Leads to More Sugar you’ll understand that sugar rewards the brain in a way that makes you want to eat more. This, coupled with the high calorie content of sugar, means it is highly likely to cause weight gain and associated diseases if eaten in excess. This may be due to the effect of sugar on fat synthesis ...

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