Food and Drink

Jun
20

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

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Jul
08

Will The Sugar Tax Help Reduce Obesity Levels?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in March that he would be taxing the soft drinks industry. Although the move had public support and celebrity backing from the likes of world famous Chef Jamie Oliver, there was more scepticism from the scientific community, which is less easy […]

By Joanna | Fitness . Food and Drink
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Mar
29

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

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Jun
05

Why Does Airplane Food Taste So Bad?

Did you know that there are 50-100 taste receptor cells in each of our 10,000 taste buds?  Each receptor has a tiny hair that supplies chemical feedback from the food that you eat.  Each receptor hair can send messages to your brain to alert you to the specific taste of your food.  These are your […]

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A Heavyweight Problem

We are what we eat, but it seems that more and more of us around the world are eating too much or too many of the wrong things. In terms of economic impact, obesity costs nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a recent report. […]

By Joanna | Food and Drink
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World Breastfeeding Week – A Winning Goal for Life!

We love this sign spotted outside a café in England The World Health Organization states that only about 40% of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.  This is despite compelling evidence that ‘Breast is Best’.  World Breastfeeding Week takes place 1-7 August, 2014 – let's take a look at why breastfeeding should […]

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Drunk driving – license to kill?

  Did James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig in Skyfall, have a drink problem? Famously, legendary spy James Bond’s tipple of choice was a vodka martini “shaken not stirred”. But now a group of doctors has concluded that 007 himself was more likely to have been “shaken and slurred” while going about his business […]

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Why It May Be OK To Be A ‘Chocaholic’

Perhaps, surprisingly, counter-intuitively, it may be ok to be a chocaholic – so long as we don’t binge on inferior chocolate packed with fat and sugar.

By Joanna | Food and Drink . Health
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