Health and Nutrition Stuff
Almost every Western home has a microwave oven. The convenience they offer is undeniable. But despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and their excellent safety record, some people have lingering doubts that cooking food with microwaves somehow makes food less healthy by zapping away nutrients. Does cooking with microwaves do that?
When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary , he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the added chemicals and preservatives in junk foods. But could there be another explanation?
As a result of the emotive language often used in conjunction with “chemicals”, a series of myths have emerged. Myths thatand the are debunking with the publication of . Here are five of the worst offenders.
It was once seen as an integral part of a healthy diet. White-moustached grinning children on billboards, the ultimate accompaniment to your lunchtime sandwich or a hot curry, and essential to a brew of tea. Nowadays, falling popularity means milk is even cheaper than water, putting huge pressure on the UK dairy industry. A look at the pros and cons...
Most people believe – and have been told by health professionals – that it's essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice is not only wrong, it could actually be harmful, asserts Lyn Gilbert, Clinical Professor in Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of Sydney.
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