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Low Carb Diet News site update and recommended feed

Published on July 20, 2014,

Because of time pressure, I’m unable to update this site at the moment. It comes at a time when the issue covered seem to have gone well and truly mainstream, with reports daily on the rehabilitation of fat, the dangers of sugar or the benefits of sticking to real food…

I’ll leave the site and the several hundred articles online and hope they are a useful reference for anyone looking into a low carb diet and how it and related issues have been reported over the past couple of yours.

For all the latest news please see this feed from a twitter list created to share some of the most interesting health, diet and nutrition commentators from a low carb perspective.

Best wishes and enjoy!


The five-a-day disaster: why the numbers don’t add up

Published on May 16, 2014,

The Guardian has an interesting article from Paula Cocozza suggesting the five-a-day mantra promoted by the UK and other governments around the world is being hijacked by large food retailers and producers ‘to flog us processed, calorie-packed fruit and veg’. Whether you support the five-a-day initiative or not, it was surely never intended for items like tins of pasta shapes in tomato sauce…

The five-a-day disaster: why the numbers don’t add up

When it comes to eating fruit and vegetables, we have all got the message: the required number is five. More is even better. The message is so ubiquitous, it has taken on a life of its own, a fame way beyond its achievements… For years, fruit was celebrated as the ultimate convenience food, but now manufacturers seek to render fruit in supra-convenient forms. Children go to school with mutant fruit forms in their lunchboxes – fruit strings, fruit shapes, fruit chews – that are made from juice and puree concentrate. Some have an alarming sugar content, yet they promise on the box to provide one of the five a day…

Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day as teenagers’ poor diets are blamed for increased diabetes risk

Published on May 15, 2014,

The healthiness of fruit juices is (at last) being called into question in a big way with the Mail Online referring to a “fruit juice timebomb” because of the amount of sugar they contain…

Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day

Fruit juice should be limited as it contains a lot of sugar, experts warn Those aged 11 to 19 are eating 42 per cent more sugar than recommended Age group also eating 14 per cent too much fat, risking diabetes and stroke Only one third of adults get recommended five-a-day survey reveals Medics say government Change4Life advertising is having little impact By Sophie Borland The appalling diets of the nation’s teenagers have been exposed by a report which shows that many are already putting themselves at risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And last night health experts warned that fruit juice – seen by many as a healthy option – should be drunk no more than once a day because of its high sugar content. Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 typically eat 42 per cent too much sugar and 14 per cent too much saturated fat…

 

 

 

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