Sunday, January 20, 2019 by: Ellaine Castillo Tags: fasting, fightobesity, goodfood, goodhealth, intermittent fasting, metabolism, natural health, slender, weight loss (Natural News) Intermittent fasting may be incredibly popular these days, but the eating plan is actually not something new. In fact, its roots can be traced back to many ancient religious and cultural practices. A common misconception that people have when it comes to intermittent fasting is that it’s simply starving oneself. However, this eating plan is not about depriving the body of food; rather, it focuses on when you can eat food. This is where intermittent fasting diverges from other types of diet which focus on what foods you can and can’t eat. According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are three major ways through which you can go about intermittent fasting. These include the following: Time-restricted fasting: In this … [Read more...] about Here’s what the research says about intermittent fasting
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Almost half of Northern Ireland’s festive cooks (45%) struggle to prepare their Christmas dinner on time. That is one of the findings of new research revealed by safefood as it launched its Christmas food safety campaign.The research also reveals that one in five of the 455 respondents (22%) find not under-cooking or over-cooking the turkey a challenge on Christmas Day.Finding enough space in the fridge (13%) and finding a turkey to fit their oven (8%) were also major issues to deal with as they prepared for their Christmas dinner.When it comes to how long to cook the Christmas turkey, one in four adults (23%) will follow what it says on the label, while one in five (19%) get their information online, according to safefood.Urging Christmas cooks to think about food safety, Dr Linda Gordon, chief specialist in food science at safefood, said: “Last year, over 80,000 people visited the safefood website between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with the most popular searches … [Read more...] about Christmas cooks urged to think about food safety
PALM oil is everywhere - in our food, cosmetics, cleaning products and even fuels. But some brands are now campaigning against the use of the vegetable oil product in an effort to save the environment. This is everything you need to know. Why is palm oil bad for the environment? Unknown to most people in the UK, palm oil production has resulted in displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity - including the death of hundreds of thousands of orangutans. Palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and 66 million tons is produced each year. The warm, humid conditions in the tropics are ideal for oil palm farming, which means vast areas of rain forest in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa are being wiped out to make room for the plantations. This releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Indonesia, the world's largest producer of palm oil, temporarily overtook the United States as one of the most polluting countries in the world in … [Read more...] about Why is palm oil bad for the environment, what did Iceland’s Christmas ad say about it and how is it involved in deforestation?
A farmer in Kenya knows he’ll get paid for the grain he harvested and brought to the elevator owned by Cargill. A dairy cooperative in Rwanda purchased milk cooling equipment with some financial support from Land O’Lakes. And after learning from General Mills how to fortify flour, an African entrepreneur can start a mill that’ll mean more demand for local grain and more jobs. These and other efforts on the international stage by Minnesota food and agriculture companies play an integral role in addressing food insecurity, said David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, who came to Minneapolis last week for a Food Security Summit with Jeff Harmening, CEO of General Mills, Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, and Joe Stone, head of animal nutrition at Cargill. The summit was part of a series of lunchtime speaker events put on by the Economic Club of Minnesota, whose members and sponsors run the gamut of Minnesota … [Read more...] about Why Minnesota companies have a lot to say about addressing global food insecurity
NOTTING Hill Carnival is Europe's largest annual street party — attracting tens of thousands to a small square mile in upmarket West London. For the vast majority of people the day goes smoothly and completely without incident — but as with all events of this size there is the possibility of some criminal activity. When is Notting Hill Carnival? Notting Hill Carnival will take place over the August Bank Holiday this weekend. It kicks off with a steel band competition on Saturday before the main parades on Sunday and Monday. The Carnival route circles an area between Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove tube stations in West London. Both stations will be closed or partially closed on Sunday and Monday — so be sure to plan your journey carefully. Stages, sound systems and judging points will line the route and fill the area within. There will also be hundreds of food and drink stalls as well as toilet and first aid facilities. Is Notting Hill Carnival safe? … [Read more...] about Is it safe to go to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend and what did the police say about acid attacks?