Food and Supplements

The Pay-Whatever-You-Feel-Like Manchester Cafe Fighting The Stigma Of Food Banks


  By Louise Rhind-Tutt in iNews. This month sees the launch of the first restaurant from Real Junk Food Manchester – a not-for-profit project sourcing perfectly edible food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, wholesalers, and other food businesses. Around 15 million tonnes of edible food is wasted every year in the UK alone […]

Nestle To Open Japan Factory For Exotic Kit Kat Demand


  From BBC News.   Nestle is to open its first factory in Japan in more than 25 years because of demand for exotic flavours of Kit Kat. While traditionally the wafer snack has been made using milk chocolate, dozens of different flavours are proving popular in Asia. Flavours like wasabi and green tea have […]

Is A Vegetarian Diet Really More Environmentally Friendly Than Eating Meat ?


  By Wayne Martindale in The Conversation.   Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya – food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavour. And with many questioning the sustainability of importing so much food from so far away, we are beginning to […]

10 Proven Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Curcumin


  By Kris Gunnars, BSc in Authority Nutrition.   Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric. 1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties Turmeric is the spice […]

11 Foods That Are Good For Your Liver


    By Taylor Jones in Authority Nutrition.   The liver is a powerhouse of an organ. It performs a variety of essential tasks, ranging from producing proteins, cholesterol and bile to storing vitamins, minerals and even carbohydrates. It also breaks down toxins like alcohol, medications and natural byproducts of metabolism. Keeping your liver in […]

Vitamin D Guidelines Need To Be Updated – Here’s Why


  By Susan Lanham-new in The Conversation.   Most people know that it’s important to get enough vitamin D. Among other things, it’s vital for bone and muscle health. What people may not know is that there are two types of vitamin D: vitamin D2 (found in plant-based foods) and vitamin D3 (found in meat […]

Coconut Oil ‘As Unhealthy As Beef Fat And Butter’


    From BBC News.   Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it […]

The Health Cost Of Cutting Free School Lunches Will Be Far Greater Than The Price Of Them

Free School Meals

    By Sophia Komninou in The Conversation.   The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to replace free school lunches – for children in the first three years of primary school in England – with free breakfasts is curious to say the least. Since it was announced, researchers have found that the cost of the project is hugely […]

What’s The Harm ? How I Turned To Wellness Out Of Desperation To Cure My Chronic Illness

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    By Natasha Lipman.   This week, I headed up to Leeds to speak at the British Dietetic Association’s Eat Fact Not Fiction event, where I had the pleasure of telling my story of falling for wellness, and why it’s so important that we don’t just dismiss people as stupid for falling for these trends. I’ve […]

Grub Up ! What’s Happening At The York Taster Food Fest This Weekend

International Food

  By Georgia Simcock in YorkMix.   You can eat your way around the world this weekend without leaving Parliament Street. An assortment of cuisines from Jamaican to Thai, Greek to Indian, will be available to sample during the York Taster Food Festival. The little sister of September’s ten-day food jamboree, the taster fest still has […]

MTHFR Mutation, Symptoms And Diet: What You Need To Know


      By Joe in Diet vs Disease.   All humans have the same set of genes. Our differences come from the tiny variations in those genes. Those variations influence not only in how you look or behave different to others… But in how your body reacts differently to external factors. Especially how it […]

Muscle Spasms In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well. Muscle spasms can be a source of considerable pain in many people withfibromyalgiaandchronic fatigue syndrome. Our muscles clench and just won’t relax, sometimes in spite of multiple treatments. These conditions often show up alongside others, like irritable bowel and irritable bladder syndromes, that involve smooth muscle spasm. I almost always […]

10 Memory-Boosting Foods

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  By Daniel Coughing in Saga Magazine.   From brain-friendly oily fish to memory-enhancing rosemary, here are 10 foods that scientific studies show can help boost your powers of recall. Our brains require a variety of nutrients to function well, so it comes as no surprise that what you eat can affect your cognitive skills […]

How Drinking Tea May Change Your Genes


    By Amanda MacMillan in Time Health. Tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, from a reduced risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure to potential protection against certain cancers. Now, a study suggests that the biological effects of the beverage may extend to the genetic level: Drinking tea might change how DNA is expressed, which could […]

Plan To Turn York Shop Into A Burger Restaurant


    From YorkMix.     A chain of upmarket burger restaurants is planning to convert a York shop into one of its outlets. The Handmade Burger Co already has branches in Leeds, Hull and Sheffield. Now it wants to bring the concept to York. It has applied to City of York Council for a […]

Magnesium Deficiency: 9 Symptoms And 9 Necessary Foods


    By CureJoy.   Though everyone knows what magnesium is, many are unaware of how important a mineral it is to the human body. Involved in over 300 metabolic processes in your body, more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites have been found in human proteins. Magnesium also plays a crucial role in the transportation of […]

Healthy Eating For Vegetarians And Vegans


  From NHS Choices.   To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of: grains pulses nuts and seeds […]

According To Health Professionals, These 4 Natural Probiotics Can Boost Your Immune System


  By Kalli Sarkin in Shareably. When you think of bacteria, you may think of sickness and sanitation issues. However, not all bacteria is bad. In fact, your body contains numerous bacterial cells – the human body houses more bacterial cells than human cells! This means that bacteria has an enormous effect on your immune […]

Thumbs Down : Bid To Trademark ‘Iconic’ Four Finger Kit Kat Thrown Out

Kit Kat

  From YorkMix.   A bid to trademark the shape of York’s unmistakeable four-finger KitKat chocolate bar has been given the thumbs down. Nestle bosses insist the KitKat shape is “iconic” and deserves protection, but appeal court judges disagreed. The company originally took the case to the High Court in January, in the face of […]

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