Category: Food & Drink

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The Big Fat Myth

TC Callis

Health professionals, the food industry and government public health messaging have been telling us to avoid fat for decades.

Valentine Meals for Two

Charlotte Mbali

Supermarkets are offering us Valentine meals for two at special prices. Charlotte considers their offers from several points of view.

Brussels Sprouts

John Bennett

Brussels sprouts were cultivated in the 13th century in significant numbers around the area of Brussels whence their name was derived.

Fermenting Food For Health

TC Callis
Selection of pickles in jars

For thousands of years human beings have been fermenting the food and drink they consume as a means to preserve and enhance them.

THE GOOD LIFE

Rebel Farmer: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Charlotte Mbali

All over the plot, various plants are flourishing side by side, rather than in segregated beds. This is known as companion planting.
Some of this is unintended. Waving his arm over a patch of rudbeckia and marigolds, Ed explained that he had intended to rotate that patch from flowers to vegetables this year, but the flowers were determined to flourish again in the same place!

EAT WELL FOR LESS

Healthy Eating on a Limited Budget

TC Callis

Most people know that vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fats are important for our overall health, but, again, they may not know the details about why. These substances are known as micro-nutrients because we need them in really small amounts, but those small amounts pack a mighty punch. They are so important that the World Health Organisation calls them “magic wands” because they give the body what it needs to grow, develop, and function properly.

Poverty, obesity, and malnutrition

TC Callis

When we hear the word ‘malnutrition’ most people visualise stick-thin children with protruding bellies. The idea of extreme overweight being malnutrition is too unfamiliar to feel real. But malnutrition simply means too little or too much intake of energy and nutrients. It is a scale with starvation at one end and obesity at the other.