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Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

November 2, 2018

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind We all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when you are tired, you crave […]

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My carnivore diet: what I learned from eating only beef, salt and water

October 7, 2018

Jordan Peterson insists his fad diet helps you lose weight and feel better. I tried it for a week, and let me tell you: it was truly, punishingly awful When I started my carnivore diet, I had no idea what it would involve. I thought it could be fun. I wasnt to know Id started […]

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Dairy food in moderation ‘may protect the heart’

September 30, 2018

Three small portions of dairy a day may actually protect against heart disease and stroke Dairy products such as cheese and milk have got a bad name because of the saturated fat they contain, but a large new study suggests that in moderation, they may actually protect against heart disease and stroke. The study was […]

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Food, supplements and a first triathlon

September 29, 2018

(CNN)While training for my first triathlon at the age of 48, I began to wonder what I could do from a nutrition standpoint to optimize both my training and my race day performance. To get some answers, I reached out to Elizabeth Broad, senior sports dietician for the US Olympic Committee and Jose Antonio, founder […]

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Chicken is where it’s at: the unstoppable rise of KFC

September 16, 2018

KFC has survived health scandals, veganism and a major delivery fail: can the fast food behemoth stay on top? Before Donald Trump entered the White House, there was probably no other American businessman as instantly recognisable as Colonel Harland Sanders. True, Henry Ford and John D Rockefeller made far larger fortunes, but most people couldnt […]

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Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient

September 15, 2018

Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and iron Rising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the worlds poorest regions likely to be hardest hit. Previous […]

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Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, says Harvard professor

August 30, 2018

It is feted as a healthy choice but the oil, which is high in saturated fat, is one of the worst things you can eat says expert For certain health food shops and wellbeing sites it is the panacea that helps everything from bad hair and mental grogginess to obesity and haemorrhoids. But the carefully-crafted […]

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Oceans last chance: It’s taken years of negotiations to set this up

August 30, 2018

Wildlife in most of the lawless high seas faces an existential threat from fishing, shipping and the military. Next month, a landmark UN conference could finally bring hope The leatherback turtle is one of our planets most distinctive creatures. It can live for decades and grow to weigh up to two tonnes. It is the […]

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Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables

August 29, 2018

People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in America “meet the federal fruit […]

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European Ruling Could Slow Africas Push for Crispr Crops

August 19, 2018

Many European scientists cheered back in January when it seemed the court of the European Union would ease its restrictions on gene-editing technology in food. In a 15,000-word opinion, an advisor to the European Court of Justice suggested that gene-edited crops should not face the same stiff regulations as genetically modified organisms—as long as they […]

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