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Foodie Stuff This Week

What do you think about the food programmes being broadcast?
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Foodie Stuff This Week

Postby Alison Wright » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:47 pm

With only one in six families cooking a meal from scratch every day, Jonathan Maitland investigates what can be done to get people back in the kitchen.
Monday ITV 8:00 - 8:30
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/tv-guide/cont ... won-t-cook

Horizon: Should I Eat Meat? - The Big Health Dilemma. Investigating the truth about meat.
Monday BBC2 9:00 - 10:00 (part one) with part two same time on Wednesday.
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/c2dzj ... th-dilemma

Jonathan Maitland (again) investigating so-called super-foods - fact or fiction?
Thursday ITV 7:30 - 8:00
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/tv-guide/cont ... or-fiction

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Re: Foodie Stuff This Week

Postby mark111757 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:51 am

as always thanks alison for the heads up

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Re: Foodie Stuff This Week

Postby Alison Wright » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:15 am

Well I'm a bit rattled about Jonathan Maitland's 'Superfood' programme.

I've been buying blueberries regularly since I first heard about them being a 'super food' But the programme supplied the guinea-pig testers with frozen Canadian 'wild' blueberries which appear to be the only ones with any worthwhile amounts of antioxidants.

So where can we source them? Here .......
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Organic-Wild-Bl ... B00581L23A
...... for £34+ for 500g. Grrr!

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Re: Foodie Stuff This Week

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:49 am

I would personally just ignore anyone who claims that anything is a "Superfood"

Obviously the nutrient content of foods varies, but while I can believe there are Super diets - i.e. the whole intake, I really can't excited about Superfoods, it is IMO a completely unscientific concept IMHO; Jonathan Maitland never trained as a scientist, but as a lawyer,

It's just hype IMO

If you want to get the best intake of antioxidants and other micronutrients, eat plenty of fruit and veg, and the trick is to vary the colour and the part of the plant - so red, orange, yellow & purple fruits, green & yellow leaves, roots & tubers of all hues. That way you'll get something of everything.

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