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Nutrition

Healthy food; scientific, holistic view



Themes related to Nutrition include

diet,   health ,   vitamins.



recent Nutrition posts


diet myths and common sense

It’s good to find a fellow blogger that is on the same wavelength about quality food (particularly on a tight budget) and unhelpful food advertising whose prime objective is profits.    Quill.com publishes an informative image which can serve as a reminder of the pitfalls to avoid. Click on the image for larger print! I … Continue reading diet myths and common sense The post diet myths and common sense appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, diet, nutrition, obesity, popular science,
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butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap

The food corporation adverts would have us believe that margarine is cheaper than butter, and you can’t taste the difference! Well I can taste the difference, and decided to do some simple arithmetic to test the truth of their claims: Facts: Maragarine ingredients: 1. WATER 2. sunflower oil 26% 3. Palm oil 4. linseed oil … Continue reading butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap The post butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, corporations, food, health, nutrition,
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Olympics junk food taste test – learn to (enjoy) cooking!

There’s an entertaining article about food corporations attempting to cash in on the 2016 Olympics, maybe because they believe we’re daft enough to think eating advertised, processed, devitalised ‘food’ in front of the TV will turn US into Olympic athletes by some mysterious process of induction. The author is less scathing than me about fast … Continue reading Olympics junk food taste test – learn to (enjoy) cooking! The post Olympics junk food taste test – learn to (enjoy) cooking! appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, cooking, diet, junk food, nutrition, self-sufficiency,
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walnuts and bananas beat advertised ‘health’ food

Some interesting health-related news today. Business as usual, really, in so far as the best foods don’t advertise. In a (wal)nutshell, the message is – the best use for your multi-mineral and vitamin tablets is probably added to a compost heap, and walnuts, in moderation, are very healthy: Bananas Take One A Day VitaCraves Adult … Continue reading walnuts and bananas beat advertised ‘health’ food The post walnuts and bananas beat advertised ‘health’ food appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, ageing, compost, diet, nutrition, superfoods, wellbeing,
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oils healthier than solid fat

There’s an article here healthy oils which helps to remind us that oils are more easily digested than fats; especially fats that are ~solid at room temperature or (worse) at body temperature.  Many oils have some specific benefits – omega 3 …Canola Oil This type of oil can be used in frying, baking, and sauteing. … Continue reading oils healthier than solid fat The post oils healthier than solid fat appeared first on pjf.

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diet, fats, food, health, nutrition, obesity, wellbeing,
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UK over 40s health campaign

(health, wellbeing, obesity, alcohol, smoking, diet) Today’s news on the BBC highlights a new campaign to improve the health of Britain’s men and women as they age. People in the UK are living longer, but not being fit and healthy any longer. The necessary changes to habits are simple and cost nothing – in fact … Continue reading UK over 40s health campaign The post UK over 40s health campaign appeared first on pjf.

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alcohol, diet, health, nutrition, obesity, smoking, wellbeing,
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healthy lifestyle campaign in Peterborough

healthy lifestyle campaign in Peterborough – wellbeing through educated choices in diet and exercise.  via wellbeing news ‘Peterborough: Creating a Healthy City’ will see Peterborough City Council offer residents medically proven information and advice on how to kick poor health into touch by making simple lifestyle changes.  Read more: new-campaign-will-help-peterborough-residents-prevent-and-tackle-common-health-problems Dr Liz Robin, Director of … Continue reading healthy lifestyle campaign in Peterborough The post healthy lifestyle campaign in Peterborough appeared first on pjf.

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diet, exercise, health, lifestyle, nutrition, Peterborough, wellbeing,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming … Continue reading organic food for childrens health The post organic food for childrens health appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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eggs for health

For decades, eggs have had a bad press due to insufficient understanding of cholesterol. There has been more research in today’s news praising the merits of hens eggs, and the over zealous fears of cholesterol. The body makes cholesterol, and manages its concentration. Eggs have many health benefit – especially well-fed and free range (weather … Continue reading eggs for health The post eggs for health appeared first on pjf.

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cholesterol, diet, eggs, nutrition, self-sufficiency, vitamins,
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supermarket luxury lies

Recently I was in a ‘super’market to buy food, and looking through the muesli, to see if any of it was fit to eat. A fellow customer praised the item I was looking at, and the packaging did paint a rosy picture: Raisin, almond and Honey muesli. I read the ingredients and the analysis (I.e. … Continue reading supermarket luxury lies The post supermarket luxury lies appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, corporations, diet, health, honey, nutrition, nuts, oats, sugar, wellbeing,
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