IS SUGAR THE NEW TOBACCO? DATES ON TOAST

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A few weeks ago, the World Health Organisation cut its recommendated daily sugar intake by 50%.  Whoa! If that’s not an acknowledgment of the dangers of sugar, please can someone tell me what is? The WHO now recommends no more than 6 teaspoons (25 g) of sugar a day.  To put this in context, a… 

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MEAT-FREE WEEK AND THE BEST VEGAN BLACK BEAN CHILLI

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Why does the world of nutrition have to be so polarised? On one hand, the hard-core vegans (or near vegan) like Dr Joel Fuhrman (SuperImmunity) and Dr Neal Barnard (Power Foods For The Brain) and on the other, the low carb carnivores like David Perlmutter (Grain Brain) and William Davis (Wheat Belly). At Kale &… 

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CHOLESTEROL AND COMFORT FOOD

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We’ve been thinking a lot about fat recently at Kale and Cocoa – reporting here on news that eating plenty of natural fat could be the key to living a long and healthy life and here on how the food pyramid is being re-written in the US by advocates of the Low Carb High Fat… 

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SMOOTHIES, SMOOTHIES, SMOOTHIES

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I came late to the smoothie craze. In fact, by the time I’d really noticed it is a thing, doctors and nutritionists were warning us off them – citing sugar spikes and rotting teeth as payback for too many fruit-filled smoothies. If only I could make my own, I sighed, and pack in some veg,… 

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A BLUEPRINT FOR AGEING WELL AND BUCKWHEAT TABBOULEH

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We love our growing Kale and Cocoa community and particularly love your comments and input. So thank you. And a particular thank you to Lynn Dell for leading us to some of the most fascinating research on healthy ageing we’ve read in a long time. It’s a report by Dr Dale Bredesen at the Mary… 

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WILL CARBOHYDRATES KILL ME? WHOLEGRAINS AND MILLET PANCAKES

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To carb or not to carb, that is the question – particularly when it comes to age-related, degenerative disease. The battle lines are being drawn in the fight for our health. If that sounds melodramatic, bear with me. The traditional view of our nutritional needs is encapsulated in the NHS-approved food pyramid, with plentiful portions… 

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