Tag: Diet

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It’s not that easy being green

The number of people switching to a plant-based diet is increasing. It is widely regarded as being better for the planet to consume less meat, but how valid are these claims? Is it just a trend?   It is well known that the mass production of meat, particularly beef, has a massive impact on the planet’s…

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Eco-friendly new year

Many of us want to make environmentally conscious choices, and a new academic year feels like an opportunity to make changes for a greener lifestyle. However, some of the suggested methods for eco-friendly living don’t always to appeal to those of us on a budget. Here are my five tips for caring for the environment…

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Huel

Huel needs to be hurled into hell. It’s a vitamin powder you blend with water to substitute your entire diet. It’s liquid lunch. And breakfast. And also dinner. I do of course realise I’m not exactly the target market for this food smoothie, which by the way, looks like wet cement. It’s mainly for those…

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UEA researches vital micronutrients

Crucial to insuring the human body continues to function, micronutrients are essential vitamins and minerals that every person around the world needs in a balanced diet. Deficiencies in micronutrients – such as iron, magnesium, and vitamin A – can be life threatening, but having too much of a nutrient can also be detrimental to one’s…

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Fab or fad?

Clean eating is a trend that has gained traction in recent years. The idea is that food should be enjoyed in its most natural state possible, free from processing or added extras. Celebrity devotees include the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba and the diet-cum-lifestyle has gained popularity on social media. While the rejection…

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Should sugar be cut from under-16s’ diets?

Everyone has their own opinion on fizzy drinks and whether they contain an appropriate amount of sugar. Some may be avid consumers of the carbonated beverages, whilst others may avoid them in favour of healthier substitutes. Either way, it is common knowledge that fizzy drinks contain vast amounts of sugar. Despite this, people still choose…

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