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BACONS as BAD as Smoking!?

Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health News, The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BACONS as BAD as Smoking!?


According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, Bacon is BAD! More accurately, the study says that processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colon cancer and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation experts say, in a potentially heavy blow for the global meat industry.

The analysis of 800 studies from around the world by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC – found “sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer”.

“Each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent,” it said in a statement.

The category includes meat that has been salted, cured, fermented or smoked, hot dogs, sausages, corned beef, dried meat like beef jerky or South African biltong, canned meat or meat-based sauces.

The finding supports “recommendations to limit intake of meat” particularly in processed forms, the IARC said  :: Read the full article »»»»

High Blood Pressure Ages Your Brain

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: HEALTH! | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Ages Your Brain

The Organic Gourmet - High Blood Pressure Ages Your Brain - Health, Diet, SmokingIt’s a given, we all want to live a healthy life, feed our bodies the right-stuff, exercise regularly, try to manage our stress levels and bingo – in theory – we’re tree quarters of the way there.

Need a little incentive on the latter? Researchers have found that High Blood Pressure can have a dramatic effect on the health of our MOST important organ, our brain.

Scientists – insert link – have found that even a slight elevation in blood pressure in our 30s can prematurely age our brain, seriously increasing the risks of serious damage later in life.

In the study, researchers found that a 30 year old with high blood pressure had a brain 10 years older than the wearer, the study warns that the danger ages for blood pressure range all the way from our early 30s through to our late forties :: Read the full article »»»»


Posted: July 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: HEALTH!, NEED A FIX!? | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEED A FIX!? SUGAR

NEED A FIX!? Sugar AddictionIf you think back over your life’s big celebrations – birthdays, weddings and even funerals – chances are at the centre of the table was something special, probably proudly mounted and made with huge amounts of sugar.

These days sugar has definitely slid out of favour, it seems as though every second person is going cold turkey on sweets and raving about how amazing they feel as a result their valiant effort.

Few of us would argue with the health benefits of avoiding sugar-laden foods, do we really need to give up all foods containing added sugar? Or can we have our health, enjoying the occasional slice of cake too? So just how toxic is sugar :: Read the full article »»»»

Punky’s Smoky Paprika Lamb Kebabas

Posted: January 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Recipe, Super School Satchel | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Punky’s Smoky Paprika Lamb Kebabas

The Organic Gourmet – Punky’s Smokey Paprika Lamb Kebab – Super SatchelFor those of us who’ve suffered through an undernourished childhood, what we inflict on our own children can be a little amusing. Space Challenged is the way I’d describe my own children’s lunch boxes, trying to cram 1 kilo of food into a 500ml plastic container had me in tears every morning, my children JUST weren’t going to go hungry as I did!

Punky -obviously I’d be dead using my child’s real name – she picked up this nickname as a baby, her first word wasn’t to my sadness DAD but pumpkin, or her version of it PUNKY.

The child loved the orange veg so much, at one stage I thought she may turn orange, mostly from smearing it over her face and furniture.

Turns out I was slightly precious, at my eldest’s 21st she informed me that not only did she trade my well-thought-out menu for salubrious sugar filled junk, but she never got weight for weight on the trade.

She backed off the conversation with kindness though, telling me that she felt loved. Apparently watching her father fret each weekday morning was a sure sign in her mind that I cared, can’t win em all huh :: Read the full article »»»»