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Effective Meal Planning for Diabetics

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Effective meal planning    Plan your meals By weighing your food, you make meal planning and potion control easier. By planning meals, it means you are less likely to overindulge in food which can increase you blood sugars. ½ of your plate should be vegetables and a small amount of fruit if you wish. Ensure to vary the colours and varieties of fruit and veg aiming for at least 2 portions. By having half your plate full of delicious vegetables, you are increasing your health and reducing the likelihood of diseases. ¼ of your plate should be dedicated to carbohydrates....

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How what I eat can affect my brain power - (clue - More Omega 3's - Less sugar)

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How sugar can reduce brain power (and Omega 3’s may increase it) There is lots research and evidence of the negative effects of too much sugar on weight, diabetes risk, liver function and even cancer risk. A recent study shed some light on negative effects of sugar on the brain and the positive effects of omega 3’s. Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) did research on lab rats. Before the study, the rats needed a few days to learn to navigate a maze set up by researchers. Then some of the rats were given diets rich either high...

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Nutrition tips for the Over-50s - Keep yourself in tip top condition with these top tips

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The final part of "The War on Fat"..... from our nutritional therapist Josh Channin

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Where did it all go wrong? The war on fat Part 3 This is the continuation and conclusion of last week’s article The great myth of fat Continuing on from last week’s article, I would argue that one reasons “fat” hypothesis became medical dogma and was so widely accepted by policy makers is because intuitively, it makes sense. If heart disease is the result of atherosclerosis (fat build up in the artery wall) then it stands to reason that eating too much saturated fat, which is solid at room temperature, would “build up” and “clog” the arteries leading to heart...

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In this weeks Examiner, part 2 of our nutritional therapist Josh Chanins' article "The War on Fat...." Is it all in the science?

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Where did it all go wrong? The war on fat Part 2 Science is science though? So what? These ideas are all based on science. Well in science not all data is created equal. There is a huge flaw with “correlational data” such as the data used by Ancel Keys. A good example of why this type of data should rarely be used as a basis for guidelines is the positive correlation between reading ability and shoe size. Now the initial conclusion to draw is that people with bigger feet are better at reading than people with smaller feet. In...

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