Keith Kantor, a scientist, nutritionist and author of the children’s book, The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, explains why honey is healthier than sugar. Kantor says your body breaks food down into glucose in order to use it for fuel. The more complex a food (namely a carbohydrate) is, the
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With winter in full swing, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of comfort eating. Those rich, warm puddings and cups of delectable hot chocolate may bring pleasure for a while, but the effects stay on long after the indulgent taste fades. Experts, in convenient and balanced nutrition,
Want to improve your cardio performance and increase your strength and vitality? Then try these great energising exercises: Skipping “A 15 to 20-minute skip works your full body with minimum equipment, and can be done pretty much anywhere,” recommends Chantal da Silva, fitness and nutrition expert. So head outside for some
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You're pushing your trolley down the supermarket aisle, and you're faced with a variety of choices and perplexing food labels now claiming to be enriched, fortified, and functional. What is the fuss with this new smart food? Does it hold any merit, or is it little more than a marketing ploy?
Understanding the jargon
There are effectively three sub-genres of smart food currently available on our supermarket shelves, namely enriched, fortified, and functional foods.