Healthy Eating Myths Exposed


The wholemeal pasta provides a slow release of energy and fibre, and the broccoli is a powerful antioxidant. ________________________________________ MYTH: Chips are fattening. {1} Oven chips: 165 cals, 6.65g fat. Baked potato with large knob of butter: 283 cals, 16.5g fat. Without the butter the baked potato is by far the healthier option. It has just 136 calories and only 0.2g of fat, but even a small dollop of butter piles on the fat.
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Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

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Some of the new programs included raising nutrition standards for snacks and beverages, offering taste tests of healthy foods and beverages to students, marketing healthy foods in school, and removing ads for unhealthy foods. In schools that introduced three or more new nutrition practices and policies, students ate 26 percent more fruits,—crucial-data-released-231403591.html 14 percent more vegetables and 30 percent more whole grains. They also increased their consumption of fiber , calcium and vitamins A and C, according to the study, which was published online Nov. 11 in the journal Childhood Obesity. The findings suggest that new federal nutrition standards for schools that are scheduled to take effect during the 2014-’15 school year may help improve students’ eating habits. The U.S.
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Healthy festive eating on display at Altrincham market (From Messenger Newspapers)

Messenger Newspapers: Healthy festive eating on display at Altrincham market

The study, conducted over eight and a half years, is the first in the world to examine the association between dietary patterns and suicide risk. It concludes that eating fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of suicide by as much as 50 percent. The research was spearheaded by the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, monitoring the eating habits of nearly 90,000 people between the ages of 45 and 74. Around 60 per cent of those who took part were female. Participants in the study were marked by the amount of vegetables, fruit and seaweed they consumed each day. In all, the scientists monitored intakes of 124 food and beverage items through a daily questionnaire. Among both men and women, a prudent dietary pattern characterized by a high intake of vegetables , fruit, potatoes, soy products, mushrooms, seaweed and fish was associated with a decreased risk of suicide, the scientists stated in their report, which was published in the December edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
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Japanese scientists prove that healthy eating reduces suicide risk

Avril Povah from the food company Nutrimens Food based, in Altrincham, will show that festive food can still look fantastic, taste delicious and be healthy and nutritious. All ingredients used in the demonstrations will be sourced fresh on the day from local suppliers. The demonstrations will take place on Tuesday, December 17, and Friday, December 20 at Altrincham market between 11am and 2pm each day. Avril will be on hand to answer questions about healthy food, give out healthy recipes and offer ideas for alternative Christmas fare for those who want to stay off the stodge this Christmas.
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