So, can we still eat bacon?

What’s the truth behind the headlines? Can we eat bacon or not? Today the WHO issued a news release announcing ‘the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes [colorectal in the main] cancer in humans…’

Nitrates [Glossary]

When we talk about nitrate in terms of food, it’s the salt potassium nitrate (saltpetre or saltpeter) we are referring to; potassium nitrate is commonly used to cure ham, bacon, sausages and salami. This stops the highly toxic Clostridium botulinum (the bacterium that can cause the rare but deadly botulism) and other nasties from developing.

Fats [Glossary]

Many fats are good for us and we need them in our diet. The term includes ‘oils’ which are fats that are runny at room temperature. It may surprise you to find out which fats are ‘good’ and which are ‘bad’. Read on!

Are carbohydrates linked to cataracts? [Study]

I was just having a conversation with a friend who is soon to have his cataracts treated*. Given a diet high in sugars has all sorts of consequences, including AGE formation, I got to wondering if a high glycaemic increased the likelihood/speed of cataract formation. (Cateracts are where the lenses in your eyes become clouded/opaque, so …

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