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Children and Vegetables

On 2 August 2013
Almost all parents with young children will have experienced the difficulties in getting them to eat vegetables.  Young children may just be at the picky-eater stage or may just be overly cautious in general.  The abundance of convenience foods such as microwave meals means that they may not see or get close to their five-a-day for fruit or vegetables, but they should.Firstly, vegetables are full of essential vitamins and minerals and a.... [More]

Fruit,Vegetables and food poisoning

On 19 July 2013
It seems that although fruit and vegetables are good for you, they are at the same time responsible for about 46% of food poisoning cases in the United States - and quite probably in other western world countries.The US Centre for Disease Control has revealed some statistics:1. Fruit and vegetables make up 46% of food poisoning cases with lettuce, spinach and other leavy vegetables are the worst culprits.2. Meat and poultry contribute to 22% of f.... [More]

Healthy foods with bizarre side affects

On 27 June 2013
If you are striving to eat healthily, you may want to read the following about four foods which are deemed good for you - but also have some strange side affects.Beetroot - After eating these, you can have a bit of a shock after going to the toilet with the toilet water turning a rosy reddish type colour.Broccoli - this cruciferous vegetable (also similar to cabbage and cauliflower) contains goitrogens that can interfere with the body's thyr.... [More]

British Asparagus season is almost over

On 9 June 2013
The UK season for asparagus is only around eight weeks long ending in June - so the why not do something with them nowTV Chef Marcus Bean has joined forces with the British Asparagus campaign to try and get more of us to enjoy asparagus - and he has given several recipies to intice you!Marcus said "It’s such a long process to cultivate our asparagus but when it’s right, it’s just so good and so healthy that it’s a shame no.... [More]