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Garlic – one of our most valuable medicinal herbs

No other herb has had as many culinary and medicinal uses throughout history - now science is confirming its multiple benefits
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‘Natural’ doesn’t mean GMO-Free

A new independent survey has found that nearly all the food products labelled ‘natural’ had substantial levels of GMOs in them


20 October, 2014
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Granny Smith apples – your gut’s best friend?

All apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds which can improve gut health – but Granny Smith’s have more of what’s good for you


8 October, 2014
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9 fats that should be part of a healthy diet

Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they boast many health benefits


19 September, 2014
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Eating mangoes could help reduce blood sugar

Eating just 10 gm freeze-dried mango – equivalent to 100g fresh – has been shown to lower blood sugar levels, especially in obese people


18 September, 2014
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Sodium’s role in hypertension questioned

If you have high blood pressure, there are more effective things you can do than avoid salt, say French researchers


9 September, 2014
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Potassium-rich foods cut risk of stroke and early death

New research shows that older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death


8 September, 2014
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Spinach extract decreases cravings, aids weight loss

Bioactive substances in green foods like spinach can help fight cravings for fast food, and promote weight loss, say Swedish researchers.


4 September, 2014
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Allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in foods? Watch out for what’s on your fruits and veggies

Even fruits and veggies can harbour antibiotic residues that can provoke allergic reaction, as a recent case study shows


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Essential oils – a better way to preserve food?

Scientists have found that many natural essential oils have properties that can keep bacteria and fungi at bay and can help prevent food from spoiling


21 July, 2014
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Organic crops higher in beneficial antioxidants, lower in pesticides

A major new analysis has shown that organic foods contain significantly higher levels of beneficial antioxidants – and lower levels of harmful pesticides.


14 July, 2014
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