Category: Fats

Cracking news; Runny Eggs are now safe in the UK

Last week the food standards agency in the UK announced that its advice on eating eggs is changing. In the past, it was recommended that people who are at high risk of infections or food poisoning, cook and eat their eggs hard boiled. These people included children, pregnant women and the elderly. This was because eggs might have contained salmonella bacteria which can cause serious illness. Latest egg advice The advice has been revised based on the latest scientific evidence. If the eggs are produced in the U.K. and carry the Lion mark, then the food standards agency are...

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Coconut Oil: The Health Benefits…?

Coconut oil has become popular in the past few years with claims about it’s many health benefits including increased energy expenditure, weight loss and a reduction in your risk of heart disease. I have had several friends and colleagues ask me about it, including a friend who went to a fitness boot camp and was told by the trainer to use lots of it to help her lose weight! This sounded a bit suspicious to me so I thought I would investigate these claims to see if it is a product we all should be using or not. What is coconut oil? Unlike its name, coconut oil is...

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10 Diet Myths that Dietitians hear all the time!

1) Carbs make you gain weight.      Wrong. Too much of any food will make you gain weight. You can reduce your portions of carbohydrate and substitute with vegetables. This will reduce your overall calorie intake and could help with weight loss. Choose wholemeal versions for extra fibre and better satiety. 2) I’m using honey as that’s better than sugar. Wrong. Honey contains glucose and fructose; sugars. Just because honey is natural and comes from a bee, it’s still sugar. We all should be cutting down on the amount of sugar we consume for a healthy diet. 3) I use olive...

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