Processed food

All the evidence for living a full and active life with a minimum of ill health means eating a plant-based, wholegrain, sugar-free diet. The addition of occasional oily fish may not be harmful. Animal products (meat, white fish, eggs and dairy) are consistently shown to be harmful, as are processed grains, processed fat and sugar. … Continue reading Processed food

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Fats – the good, bad, and indifferent

Short version: stick to the whole fats (eg nuts, avocado, coconut, seeds) as these are healthier than oils. We need fat, but we don’t need it in the form of oils/butters etc. The ideal cardiovascular diet uses no oil, but this can be hard to achieve. Fat is essential to life but not too much as … Continue reading Fats – the good, bad, and indifferent

Being Vegetarian

Much of the world is vegetarian and it is consistently shown to be healthier to eat this way. Populations that switch to animal protein start to develop the illnesses of the west. The best evidence is for reducing cardiovascular disease, but cancer, dementia and many inflammatory diseases are also improved. However….avoiding animal protein isn’t enough … Continue reading Being Vegetarian