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May 26, 2017

TEA

The pros:

Tea is rich in something called "flavonoids" which are antioxidants and fight inflammation. Tea drinkers have a significantly lower risk of stroke and heart disease, and tea is known to boost brain health.

One study, for example, found that compare...

July 13, 2016

Often those seeing a dietitian predict the advice they will be getting before coming in. When they do come, a large number believe they are going to be told they need to eat a salad, every meal, for the rest of their lives. Many feel that it may be a good thing to be a...

May 28, 2016

Soft drink is carbonated water, flavoured and sweetened with a meager 8-10 teaspoons of sugar. This is before ‘secret’ syrups, which have been shown to decay an entire tooth within a matter of hours, are added for further ‘flavour’

 

These sugary drinks are undoubtedly o...

May 13, 2016

Continuing on with the 'great dairy debate' I would like to shed a little light on the difference and theories behind A2 milk. What is the difference and is there any evidence supporting A2 claims?

 

Cows milk is made up of two types of proteins, Casein (80%) and Whey (2...

May 2, 2016

The nutritional difference between regular and lower fat milk has become a popular talking point amongst my patients and friends recently. This is definitely an argument I would like to put to rest.

 

All dairy coming from animal sources will have predominantly saturated...

April 22, 2016

 

Coming into Pesach I thought it fitting to compare the nutritional facts of bread Vs its replacement (Matzah) for 8 days over a festival known as Passover.

 

Bread comes in many different varieties: white, wholemeal, wholegrain etc. etc.

The health rating of breads is us...

April 17, 2016

Today’s battle is between two ‘evil carbohydrates’ which health guru Peter Evens would deny have any benefits at all. Once again Pete, you’re wrong.

 

Quinoa (pronounced Kin-wah) is hailed as a superfood for its relatively high protein content as a carbohydrate based foo...

April 11, 2016

Following on from the battle of the oils, I thought it fitting to look at another ongoing battle amongst friendship groups and families. Everyone seems to think cooking ‘like grandma did’ is a much healthier way, despite the additional 60 years worth of scientific know...

April 6, 2016

Two oils, which have hit the scene recently for their supposed benefits are ‘rice bran oil’ and ‘coconut oil’. Why? Well you’re about to find out.

 

Many different factors contribute to the healthy/unhealthy aspects of oils. So, this week’s battle is split into 3 rounds.

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February 26, 2016

Today I will focus on various aspects of a vegetarian diet. From a sustainability standpoint, there is widespread support for a reduction in meat consumption with one of the main issues in meat production and processing being the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission...

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