Food Additives Aren’t All Artificial

Additives aren't all artificial Do you automatically return a product to the shelves when you see E numbers on the label? If so, you could be missing out on some good buys. Not all additives are synthetic; in fact many are natural substances, and a product which is free of artificial extras could still list E numbers on its label. The trick is to know whether you're looking at friend or foe: E100 Read more ...

04. November 2013 by admin
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Food Shopping: Should You Buy in Bulk?

To buy or not to buy in bulk Whether it's stocking up on 24-tin packs of baked beans at a cash-and-carry, or simply choosing the biggest bottle of oil at your local supermarket, buying in large quantities has disadvantages as well as benefits to consider: Staleness Even dry goods such as flour and breakfast cereals can go stale, so buy large quantities only if you're sure you can use them up before Read more ...

03. November 2013 by admin
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Simple Ways to Lose Weight

SIMPLE WAYS TO SLIM Work with your body Treat it well, and your body will be an ally in the fight against fat. Regular exercise can increase metabolic rate (the rate at which you burn up energy) and help you to stay slim. Crash diets have the opposite effect: the body protects itself from starvation by conserving as much energy (and hence fat) as possible, and your metabolic rate could actually Read more ...

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians

TIPS FOR VEGETARIANS Be prepared If not all the family is vegetarian, keep a supply of bought -or homemade if you prefer - vegetable burgers and sausages to serve when others have hamburgers or meat dishes. Put them in a bun, or dish up with salads or vegetables. Ensuring a good supply of vitamin B12 You'll need to take vitamin B12 as a supplement if you're a vegetarian who doesn't eat much dairy Read more ...

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating Tips for Gluten Free Diets

GLUTEN-FREE DIETS Who needs them? The answer is: anyone who has difficulty digesting a protein called gluten, found in some grains. The problem is known medically as coeliac disease, and symptoms may start before the age of three, with diarrhoea, wind, and occasionally even weakness or malnutrition if the victim can't absorb enough protein. Luckily, a gluten-free diet is all that's needed to control Read more ...

03. November 2013 by admin
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Milk Allergies and Healthy Eating

WHEN YOU CAN'T DRINK MILK Milk substitutes If you're allergic to cow's milk or you find it hard to digest, try soya milk or goat's milk, which rarely cause problems. Most supermarkets and health food shops keep both, as well as products such as goat's-milk yoghurt and cheese. Buy the milks in liquid or powder form, and use them in exactly the same way as ordinary milk. Margarine Go for a brand Read more ...

02. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Following a Diabetic Diet

DIABETIC DIETS Avoiding sugar Diabetics need to avoid sugar, both by itself and in sugary foods, although some diabetics can take very small amounts. Fresh or dried fruit and fruit sugar (fructose) can be useful substitutes for sugar in cooking, but they are still high in calories, so it's best not to use them in very large quantities. Sorbitol (a product made from sugar but more slowly absorbed) Read more ...

02. November 2013 by admin
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Food for the Elderly

FOOD FOR THE ELDERLY Eat less fat Most people become less active as they grow older, and their energy requirements from food drop as a result. So cut down on fats if you're worried about putting on weight. You don't have to cook every day Stock up on some handy convenience meals for days when you don't feel like cooking. Long-life ones are particularly useful as you can store them without a fridge Read more ...

02. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Food for Children

FEEDING CHILDREN Because they are growing fast and keeping active, children need more nutrients in relation to body size than adults. Their diets should contain plenty of nourishing protein foods such as meat, fish and cheese, and fresh fruit and vegetables for vitamins and minerals. The value of milk Calcium and vitamin D are important for strong bones and teeth, and milk is one of the best Read more ...

01. November 2013 by admin
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Meal Planning: Planning the Weekly Meals

PLANNING MEALS What is a balanced meal? Any meal that gives you carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals in the right amounts without too much salt, fat or sugar will be well-balanced. Here's how to plan such a meal quickly: Choose a high-fibre carbohydrate food such as potatoes or bread. Select a variety of vegetables or salads that will go well with the carbohydrate food you've Read more ...

01. November 2013 by admin
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