Archive | Fats

Hemp

Are You Clued Up About Heavenly Hemp?

Here at the retreat, we can’t get enough of delicious hemp and it’s many, many health benefits. And after a little read of this, we reckon you’ll be cheering ‘hurrah’ for hemp too… These powerful little seeds pack a serious nutritious punch and are a great addition to many meals. If it’s increased energy and […]

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Chia Seeds

Become a Chia Leader

We’re recruiting new members for our chia squad, and once you’ve read about all the benefits, we guarantee you’ll want to join us! Chia seeds might be teeny tiny, but they sure pack a nutritional punch. Here’s the lowdown… Fibre! We all know how important it is to get enough fibre in our diets, essential […]

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claire-choc-workshop

Have your (chocolate) cake & eat it too…

Chocolate gets a bad rap about being unhealthy, but with Chocolate Week just gone by and lots of talk about the health dangers of sugar, it has urged me to write about the good side of chocolate. How can chocolate be good for you? To make the chocolate confectionary that we all know and love, […]

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Cornfield

Red Meat – good or bad? Part 2

Part 2 of BBC2 Horizon documentary – ‘Should I Eat Meat?’ was aired last week and although it was talking about what animals were fed and how they were raised, it was all in relation to ‘carbon footprint’.  The question Michael Mosley was asking was ‘How environmentally friendly are the various options for raising different […]

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Cow

Red Meat – good or bad? Part 1

There was a BBC2 Horizon documentary this evening by Dr Michael Mosley called ‘Should I Eat Meat?’.  One interesting little bit of information mentioned was: An American study showed that eating red meat increased health/mortality issues A European study showed that eating some red meat was healthier than eating none. But no-one looked into WHY […]

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Low Fat Con

The Low Fat Con

I’ve blogged a lot about how bad ‘low fat’ foods are (see my past blogs), so it was good to see Channel 4 Dispatches program – The Truth about Low Fat Food – last week. Besides highlighting the amount of added sugar in low fat foods, the one extra interesting point is that people eat […]

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Food Label

Bring it on…

It’s about a year ago that Don Barrett filed his first case against the big food companies in the USA.  And it’s about time – I’ve been writing about the dangers of sugar (my blog: Sugar Sucks, Oct 2010) and its potential addictive nature for a long time now plus the inadequacies of food labelling […]

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Coconut

Coco Loco – Part 2

The Daily Mail article, referenced in Coco Loco-Part 1, mentions Dr Mary Newport and her case study about her husband’s struggle with dementia.  She comments that in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis (& others) it appears that the neurons in certain areas of the brain are unable to process glucose and therefore not getting any […]

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