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The History of Sugar - part 1 of 4

In this article in four parts, we'll look at the history of sugar, exactly how recent a part of our diet it is, and the risks to health it poses. read more

Added on 26.11.2013

EU Ruling on Fructose Opens Door to Misleading Health Claims

A new EU ruling means food and drink manufacturers will be able to claim their products are healthier if they use fructose instead of glucose. Beware! read more

Added on 05.11.2013

Myth: The rise in obesity levels is due to people exercising less

It's a popular misconception that people who are overweight are just lazy and need to exercise more. This, unfortunately, is not the whole story. read more

Added on 28.10.2013

Myth: It's better to eat little and often to top up blood sugar

A popular diet mantra is to eat little and often - or 'graze'. This is extremely unlikely to help with fat loss, and could carry other health risks. read more

Added on 21.10.2013

Lower Body Rotations

Lower Body Rotations can be done anywhere you have a flat surface. An explanation of this great exercise and a video showing the correct technique. read more

Added on 14.10.2013

Myth: Fat clogs arteries, and meat is full of saturated fat

You must have heard that fat clogs arteries; unfortunately it's just not true. Learn how fat (and cholesterol) have been found guilty by association. read more

Added on 07.10.2013

Myth: Butter and lard are bad for you, margarine is better

It's unfortunately part of our national consciousness that butter is 'naughty', and lard is even worse. How proud the marketers of margarine must be. read more

Added on 30.09.2013

Myth: Saturated fat causes heart disease

Our government and media constantly broadcast a message that 'saturated fat will kill you' - yet this has just not been demonstrated to be true. read more

Added on 23.09.2013

Myth: We have to eat fibre to have healthy bowels

Our Food Standards Agency says that most people "don't eat enough fibre" and should "increase the amount of starchy foods" in their diets. read more

Added on 16.09.2013

Myth: Fruit is packed with nutrition

When considering essential vitamins and minerals, fruit loses hands down to animal produce and vegetables - even when it comes to vitamin C! read more

Added on 09.09.2013
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