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Green tea and weight loss

Weight loss is always going to be a popular topic. Most of us have a few unwanted kilos we’d like to shed. So, when a miracle weight loss product containing green t .....

Fibre

What’s so good about fibre that has everyone from grandmothers to doctors and dieticians recommending it? A little-known fact (except among us nutrition nerds) is t .....

Don't toss the salad

The Renaissance saw a return of the preprandial salad, restoring a custom from ancient Rome where bitter green leaves and herbs were dressed with salt (‘salata’ - salad), vinegar  .....

Caffeine - a good guy after all?

Mim Beim on caffeine and the benefits that drinking a small amount of caffeine daily could bring. She compares teas, and instant coffee against espresso. For many y .....

When Does a Therapeutic Diet become an Eating Disorder?

Do you know anyone on a very restricted diet? First to go is red meat (because of the cholesterol), then chicken (because of the antibiotics) then it’s anything with eyes.  .....

What is tea?

I am a tea girl from way back, unable to start the day without a full pot of tea under my belt. A tea snob too — none of this tea-bag nonsense for me, I insis .....