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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…




7+ Fruit & Veg a Day? On a Low Carb Diet!?

Published on April 24, 2014,

The blog Natural Ketosis has a look at research reports of the benefits of eating seven or more servings of fruit and veg per day (up from the standard recommendation of five per day) and asks how this can be done if you are following a low card diet. The bottom line: focus on vegetables that grow above the ground. Click on the blue link below to read the full article…

7+ FRUIT AND VEG A DAY? ON A LOW CARB DIET!?Earlier this month a paper was published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reporting favourable improvements in markers of CVD and decreased total cause of mortality with increased consumption of fruit and vegetables. We covered the article in a blog earlier this month here and assessed the strength of the research behind the original ’5-a-day’ message. The paper demonstrated that an increasing fruit and vegetable intake was associated with decreased all cause, cancer and cardiovascular mortality with individuals consuming 7 or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day exhibiting the lowest risk. This has led to numerous recommendations to increase our fruit and veg guidelines from 5-a-day to 7-a-day.

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