Monthly Archives: May 2012

Let's talk about carbs

New research suggests that a low GL diet might just be one of the best tools against ageing. Research by Dr. Cynthia Kenyon, Director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Ageing at the University of California, has identified an ageing gene. The discovery was made when Dr. Kenyon limited the amount of carbohydrate fed to the worm C. … Continue reading

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Let The Sun Shine!

Haven’t we been enjoying some fabulous sunshiny weather recently? Let’s add some of that sunshine into your breakfast bowl… Your local supermarket will be stocking up on fresh peaches, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries that are ripe and ready-to-eat. My favourite Summer fruits are strawberries grown in England – they have a wonderful intense sweetness that no other strawberry can beat. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Diet

After reading Mick’s blog on diabetes and obesity, I came across an article written by Dr Oz in the June 2012 edition of The Oprah Magazine. Whilst Dr Oz is referring to statistics which pertain to the US, he also refers to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which determined that “more than 90% of type 2 diabetes … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Obesity

Written by Lizi’s Granola Co-Founder Mick Shaw.  Diabetes and Obesity are in the news again. Today, many UK dailies are reporting a claim by Tim Marsh of The National Heart Forum that by 2040 half of the UK male population will be obese and that the annual cost to the NHS of treating obesity related disease, mostly diabetes, could soar … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate

Dear Chocolate Lovers, After years of waiting, we finally have the confirmation we’ve been looking for! A recent study carried out at San Diego State University assigned 31 lucky volunteers the enviable task of having to eat a 50g bar of either regular, dark chocolate or white chocolate for 15 days All in the name of science! Following a battery … Continue reading

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