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  1. Sweet Ap

    Sweet Ap

    According to Mintel, 1 in 6 of us consider ourselves unhealthy. This is an interesting statistic when sat alongside the fact that 2 in 3 people (including 34% of 10-11 year olds) in this country are either overweight or obese and 4 million suffer from diabetes. This does of course mean that many overweight people (and probably a fair few obese ones) consider themselves to be healthy. I guess our perception of healthy is relative. It is hardly surprising that we have sleepwalked into a huge
  2. Elle Macpherson has perfectly functioning kidneys

    Elle Macpherson has perfectly functioning kidneys

    Early last year, Mrs Angry Chef was perusing the internet and looked up to ask me a strange question. She asked me if kidney beans were acid or alkaline. I replied that I wasn’t really sure, but at a guess, if you pureed them up they would most likely be neutral or maybe mildly acidic. She said that she knew lemons were alkaline, but it didn’t say anything about kidney beans. Now, that one I did know. Lemons are definitely acidic. Extremely so. She showed me a colourful chart, which had lots of
  3. Big Fat Irony - A Warning from History.

    Big Fat Irony - A Warning from History.

    One of the great vices of the 21st century, and a huge waste of my time, is reading the comment sections of newspaper articles. As I spend much of my time reading nutrition, food and science stories, one theme that commonly occurs as I scroll down is this. Commenters on a story about a new piece of research reported in the popular press will say something like ‘until these scientists can make up their minds about what we can eat, I am just going to have what I want.’ Or ‘Why can’t they reach a