Sugar is ubiquitous in our food supply – we are surrounded by it and drowning in it. Learn to read labels and know precisely what you are looking for, and you will be able to navigate the turbulent world of hidden sugar. We all know what crystalline sugar looks like, so it’s no problem avoiding […]

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Most people are aware of the importance of healthy fats and oils in the diet. The ‘fat wars’ have been waged relentlessly in print and social media and books – but what makes a fat good or bad? In the past, there has been much confusion over fats and oils, with people even selecting vegetable […]

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Q What foods are most beneficial for the brain – and what is best avoided? WC A SALLY-ANN CREED REPLIES: Brain food is found in various places. Sunshine is one interesting source – the vitamin D3 your body forms when you are in the sun contributes to better memory and an improved mood, quite apart […]

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Yes, coconut does contain a certain amount of saturated fat. How has this formerly ‘forbidden food’ redeemed its reputation? In recent years we have discovered that the coconut is a superfood in many ways, with an enormous amount to offer in the form of water, milk and oil. COCONUT WATER Coconut water is full of […]

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Q I have been hearing more and more about how a poor diet may cause dementia and am getting really concerned about my memory. I have noticed that I forget things. I sometimes make a mental note to take something with me when I leave home, but forget to do it a few minutes later. […]

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Thank you for a great and informative mag. Your article on ‘fats and oils’ in the April 2017 issue was excellent! This is the first time that I read that seed oils are actually ‘trash’. I have been using hemp seed oil as it is claimed to have many health benefits (Google it!). Since your […]

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Most people know that the skin is the largest organ of the body – it’s what ‘keeps our insides in’, in the words of an old song. Although it is on the outside of the body, it is nonetheless a vital organ that needs special care. The skin is both an insulating and temperature-regulating layer […]

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