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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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Food Labels

Don’t be fooled…

I’ve just come across another good example of marketing hype with labeling… In a very posh hotel they are offering complimentary bottles of green tea in their rooms. Here is what the bottle states: Green tea with honey and ginseng 100% all natural Where great taste and goodness ‘naturally’ come together. Green tea for its […]

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Sugar

Sugar sucks!

My personal experience has now been ‘confirmed’ by science – carbohydrates are addictive (Sunday Times, 5 Sep 10 – Fat fix…).  I have seen it with my own eyes, though I’m not convinced that ‘addictive’ is the correct term.  Perhaps ‘strong cravings’ is really a better description! My experience comes from Mike.  We have been […]

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Diet

Do or Diet…

I heard a program on the ABC radio the other day regarding aging.  One person they interviewed was a 50 year old man who believed that by eating a controlled low calorie diet he could avoid all the new diseases of civilization.  He ate only 1600 calories per day and avoided all wheat and processed […]

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