Diet

Porridge with fruit

Breakfast

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” But is this the best advice about breakfast? A study in 2016 published by the Nutrition Society provided some support, but was viewed by the National Health Service as needing more research. Research …

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Algae Oil

Omega 3

Among all the suggestions for vitamins, minerals, and supplements, you’ll see “Omega 3” mentioned over and over. So, what is Omega 3 and why is it so important? Omega 3 is a “fatty acid” widely distributed in nature, and playing an important role in the human diet and in human physiology. It’s of three types, …

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Water Tester

Water Filter

I’ve been reading occasionally about the chemicals in tap water, and decided to buy a water filter jug. The timing was interesting, as there’s just been a news item (15 Jan 2020) that a study in Europe showed that bladder cancer was linked to the presence of chemicals created as a by-product of chlorination. Of …

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Fish

Mercury

Mercury is a metal that has no place in our diet. Yet it is present in all types of seafood. The mercury originates from natural phenomena like volcanoes, but more importantly from industrial processes and mining. Rain takes it out of the atmosphere and into the sea, where it enters our food chain through fish. …

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Sandwich

Salad Sandwich

Most of my working life I had a sandwich for lunch. Tuna, cheese, peanut butter, tomatoes, apple slices, ham, beef, chicken, eggs, banana, and many combinations. When I retired, I did more or less the same. But when I went vegan, it restricted the choice of fillings, of course. So, I had to get more …

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How Not to Die

How Not to Die

I’ve read several books on health in the last year, but perhaps the most important for me was “How Not To Die” by Dr Michael Greger. He addresses a whole range of diseases, including cancer, dementia, heart disease and strokes, gathering a mass of published evidence from medical trials. His conclusion is that it is …

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Liquorice

Liquorice Tea

Whatever I do, regular breakfast tea and instant coffee never seem as tasty to me with soya as with milk, so I’ve tried the lighter China teas, which aren’t suited to milk anyway. I quite like them, in particular Green Tea, and Jasmine Green Tea, and they make a nice change, especially in the afternoon. …

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