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Health in the Media

The study modelled what the tax on processed and red meat products should be if the health...
In the same week that Waitrose showed its food magazine editor William Sitwell the door for mocking...
The review published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care analysed all previous controlled...

Health features

Most people go vegan for ethical reasons while others take this step for their health or to tread lightly on the environment. We all gradually learn more about the other aspects of veganism and why...
Little wonders 
Pulses are a great source of protein, complex (healthy) carbohydrates, several B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. They offer ...
As the dreaded hospital trolley approaches, your heart sinks. What will be today’s offering? Diced vegetables sitting lonely in the middle of the plate or yet another baked potato? Or it could be...
The food and drink we now consume is far-removed from that of our ancestors, whose food and water were contaminated with soil bacteria. This constantly replenished their gut flora with a healthy...
A bit of history
Soya is a pulse native to Asia and historical records show that Chinese people have been consuming soya beans since the 11th century BC. It was gradually introduced to other...
Brazil nuts
Selenium was discovered in 1817 by a Swedish chemist called Jöns Jacob Berzelius. It is similar to tellurium, which had been discovered in 1782 and named after the Latin word for earth ‘tellus’....
‘Where do you get your protein?’ ‘But what about iron?’ ‘Are you sure you get enough calcium?’ – I challenge any vegan to say that no one has asked them at least one of these questions before. And we...