Health professionals, the food industry and government public health messaging have been telling us to avoid fat for decades.
Category: Food & Drink
Supermarkets are offering us Valentine meals for two at special prices. Charlotte considers their offers from several points of view.
Brussels sprouts were cultivated in the 13th century in significant numbers around the area of Brussels whence their name was derived.
The UK diet has changed dramatically with the arrival of supermarkets and the increase in sugar and fat in foods in the 1960s.
For thousands of years human beings have been fermenting the food and drink they consume as a means to preserve and enhance them.
During Covid, a food bank which used to supply 200 food parcels per month had to hand out the equivalent of 200 food parcels per week
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!
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.
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.
The high standard of food produced by farmers and available in the UK shops must be maintained in new trade agreements government negotiates