STARBUCKS has been told to slap cancer warnings on its coffee over health fears because it contains a potentially carcinogenic substance. The court ruling - which applies in California only but could spread - is over levels of the chemical acrylamide, a by-product from roasting … [Read more...] about What foods are a cancer risk, why do Starbucks coffees need warning labels and what is acrylamide?
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New Year means one thing for many people - standing on the scales, wishing the number revealed was a few pounds (or stone) lighter, and then embarking on the latest fad diet (only to be back on the beer and cakes two weeks later). It's a ritual mankind has been practising for … [Read more...] about A look back at the weirdest, wackiest fad diets in history
WHY can’t scientists make up their minds about what we should eat to stay healthy?Life would be so much easier. It is now so confusing trying to work out what is and isn’t good for you.Is saturated fat still bad? Or is that on the “good” list now? How … [Read more...] about Detox, diets and deluded celebs make my blood boil says The Angry Chef, Anthony Warner
For many Brits, their brush with the Mediterranean comes once a year as they bask in the sunshine on holiday.But, long after returning home, aspiring to live life with a touch of the Med in mind can help boost your health.Following our European neighbours and adopting a Med diet … [Read more...] about Why the Med diet is so good for YOU – and how it lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia
Across European countries, veganism has become a whole lifestyle shared by a growing number of people - from young hipsters to big families. In addition to ethical concerns over killing animals, better health and a desire to reduce ecological footprint play into vegans' … [Read more...] about Veganism: good for the environment, bad for people?