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Leading doctors have demanded a ban on the use of trans fats – chemically altered vegetable oils found in thousands of foodstuffs such as biscuits, ready meals and margarine – because of concerns they can damage health.
The majority of people enjoy chocolate. Some will nibble, others will devour an entire bar. It may taste good, but what about its effect on your health?
It is World Heart Day this Sunday September 26, and it’s a good time to take stock of your lifestyle and see if you are doing the best for your heart. Most dietary surveys show that we as a nation are still eating too much fat in our diets. Too many of us are carrying weight that our bodies were not designed to carry. All this is a recipe for disaster, and this is reflected in world statistics showing that people in Ireland are more likely to suffer from heart disease than in practically any other country on the globe.
Jim Higgins, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland North West, is the author of an important parliamentary declaration which calls on the European Commission to limit industrially produced trans fats acids in all food to no more than two per cent.
First and foremost, it must be stated – fat is an important part of a healthy diet. The trouble is that not all fats are equally healthy! ‘Trans’ fats have recently been highlighted as an unhealthy type of fat, but many people are unaware of what foods contain this type of fat, and how best to avoid it.
It is suggested that people should have at least two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily. So why fish? Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid considered an essential fatty acid.
Ireland’s leading manufacturer of biscuits, snacks, and cakes has announced a second reduction in the saturated fat content in three of its iconic McVitie’s biscuit brands.
Next week, September 22 to 29, is Healthy Heart Week. One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is to keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. The following information will outline ways to help you do this.
Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Capsules help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier against the visible signs of time.
We all know that this time of year is one that children look forward to for months. What to dress up as and where is best to go trick or treating? However, most of all what ‘goodies’ will I get? Are Hallowe’en ‘goodie bags’ all about junk foods or can we make them healthier?