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Diet

Monday, 9 March 2020  |  Editor
Why dietary fibre is so important

Dietary fibre is a term that is used for plant-based carbohydrates that, unlike other carbohydrates (such as sugars and starch), are not digested in the small intestine and so reaches the large intestine or colon. 

Fibre helps to keep our digestive system healthy and helps to prevent constipation. The European Food Safety Authority says that including fibre rich foods in a healthy balanced diet can improve weight maintenance. Dietary fibre can reduce your risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) and
  • type 2 diabetes
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Saturday, 17 September 2016  |  Editor
You are when you eat

We’re always being told, “You are what you eat”. Whilst this is true new research also suggests that the time we eat food is also key to maintaining our health. A collaboration with Kings College London and the University of Amsterdam reviewed irregular meal patterns and cardiovascular and metabolic consequences. Studies showed a significant trend towards risk of high BMI and blood pressure with irregular meals.

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Monday, 29 August 2016  |  Editor
Mediterranean diet better for the heart than taking statins

The Mediterranean diet means following eating habits that are far more common in Southern Europe - with more fish, olive oil and large quantities of fruit and vegetables

A Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for millions of Britons, research suggests.

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