Food & Diets

NHS patients throw away food

We’ve all seen attempts before to change NHS culture, notably when Gerry Robinson came in and demanded to know why hospital operating theatres close at mid-day on a Friday. But although Robinson’s TV programme asked many questions, and suggested excellent…

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Meat – friend or foe ?

For some time doctors have been worried about the amount of red meat we eat, particularly processed meat such as bacon, chorizo, ham, hot dogs, pancetta, sausages, salami, etc. Now comes an authoratative research study from Harvard School of Public…

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Stating the obvious re hospital food

My local hospital is so fed up with complaints over food, it has raised a massive stories-high banner in its Atrium, which proudly says its food received an EXCELLENT in the PEAT Awards. All costing £600. Doesn’t mention that PEAT…

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Good news for Chocoholics !

Dark chocolate is good for your health However – don’t all rush to gobble up chocolate . It’s only a small benefit, but a modeling study predicts patients with metabolic syndrome who eat a small amount of dark chocolate every…

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Festive food that is Good for you

There are lots of goodies we scoff that are good for you – in Moderation ! 1. Turkey Turkey is a good source of lean protein, zinc, iron, potassium and B vitamins Keep it healthy by leaving it alone. Don’t…

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Tomatoes – are they latest “anti-cancer ” fad ?

Beware claims of ‘eat this to conquer cancer’ Every day, yet another health guru comes out with a statement that eating XXXX will conquer cancer – usually there is a PR campaign behind the claim, and it’s made by a…

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Now it’s OK to eat Butter – what else is good for us ?

Full Fat Milk and Butter are now OK After years of telling us to eat ‘spreads’, the food police now say it’s OK to eat Butter – and in fact full-fat milk is probably better for us than skimmed !…

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