soy story

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If you want to be a healthy vegetarian you eat tofu, right? Or, if your baby or child has an allergy to dairy, then soy formula, milks, yogurt and cheese seem like an ideal solution. Even in the fitness world the food which was once considered…

cooking with fats & oils

When it comes to avoiding unhealthy food, anything deep fried comes pretty high up on the list. Why? Well, applying high temperatures to fats and oils changes their molecular structure turning them into toxic substances that are very detrimental…

milk maize

I cannot think of another food that causes as much heated conversation, in terms of it's nutritional value, as milk. On the one hand we are told that milk is an essential source of nourishment for both adults and children alike, however others…

can bread be healthy?

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From Indian naan to African injera bread, Italian ciabatta, baguettes, bagels and delicious Lebanese pitta, bread is a fundamental mainstay of peoples diets the world over. Bread is deeply entwined in our daily lives, there have even been…

grain event

During a nutrition course I ran back in England several years ago, I handed around a selection of dried grains and asked people what their opinion was of these humble foods. Sadly most of the thoughts were rather negative, birdseed,…