Since 1996, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has risen from 1.4 million to 2.9 million. Diabetes prevalence is estimated to rise to 4 million by 2025. And 90% of adults with diabetes have type 2, the biggest risk factor being carrying excess weight.
However after doing some research on courses I was surprised at the amount of information out there including many online self help courses.
Berries are a critical part of our diet, thanks to their high levels of Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants,’ explains nutrition scientist Bridget Benelam of the British Nutrition Foundation, who says three heaped tablespoons or 80g provide one serving. Here’s a roundup of the top three berry supplements.
Plans for a new food labeling system to help combat obesity have hit a brick wall recently as Cadburys and Coca Cola rejected the new traffic light system. The plan was to make everything uniform so people understood more what they were buying. However there is still a huge flaw in this plan as I think this does not go far enough and avoids the whole issue of what the actual ingredients are in the food.
The Rural Focus Press Group (RFPG) was set up by me nearly two years' ago to enable representatives from rural sector bodies and organisations to meet at regular intervals to discuss a variety of issues, find common ground and then work with journalists and others in the media sector to provide the public with information, comment and advice.
Since its inception, the group has grown – both in relation to numbers and influence. Now consist
We now know that weight loss is not a "one size fits all" fad, it needs to be tailored to the individual's needs: these may include metabolism, what medications people are taking, financial and social conditions.
Calorie counting and low fat diets only seem to work for a short space of time, and we now know low fat diets are not good for long term health.
Rice bran oil is a big favourite for cooking because of its subtle flavour, meaning it is ideal for frying delicately flavoured fish, meat and vegetables, which can easily be overpowered by vegetable and olives oils.