Healthy Eating

What can we do in terms of the food we eat, and the beverages we consume, to extend our healthy years?

Multivitamin

Vitamins and Supplements

Many people take a multivitamin pill each morning, along with a few other supplements. But do we really need supplements? Are they doing us good? Could they be doing us harm? It all depends on what important nutrients might be missing or deficient in our diet, and where supplements can help maintain our health, and …

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Milk

Dairy

For some people, giving up dairy is the hardest part of going vegan, much harder than forgoing meat and fish. Also, although many restaurants try their best to have “vegetarian” options, they often use cheese as an ingredient, ruling out anyone trying to go vegan. So why deprive ourselves of dairy? In “How Not to …

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Toxins in tap water

Tap water in developed countries used to be assumed to be 100% safe to drink, and most water authorities assert that this is still the case. However, there have been an increasing number of studies that throw some doubt into the picture. The problem seems to be that industrialisation (factories and agriculture) generates a range …

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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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Turmeric

Turmeric

The potential beneficial effects of turmeric are widely publicised. The culinary powder is from the ground-up root of the plant, a relative of ginger, and has always been widely used in Asian cooking. But why the hype now about its health benefits, when at least according to Wikipedia “there is no high-quality clinical evidence for …

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Water Tester

Water Filter

If you want to eliminate mercury and other toxins from the water you drink, then you can have a water filter plumbed in, but most people rely on using a water filter jug. There are several brands of jug on the market, but the Rolls-Royce of them all seems to be the “ZeroWater”. According to …

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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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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Wikipedia (abbreviated): Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow. Most omnivorous people in developed countries obtain enough vitamin B12 from …

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