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    Health

    The Top 27 Alkaline Foods

    There is a trend today for more healthy diets and healthy lifestyles and one of the key messages we see repeatedly is the need for a more alkaline diet. This is because an acidic environment benefits disease taking hold and spreading. A lot of articles talk about the beneficial effect a more alkaline body has on limiting cancer, for example. The problem lies with processed β€œquick and easy” foods, fast foods, and genetically modified foods. They put our bodies through a lot in just one day. It’s not just about the horrible ingredients that go into everything out there (things that aren’t even food in some cases); it’s also about…

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    My Journey,  Health

    Sugar – A Bittersweet Love Affair

    I stopped eating cakes and sweets three weeks ago; mid-December and the Christmas festival of gluttony soon to be upon us. I decided that all the sugar in the little sweets I eat in my restaurant could not be a good thing, especially since my daily intake was slowly increasing. My body still has withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a sugary hit, but I won’t give in, even throughout the Christmas period. I did have a slice of cake the other day because it was one of the team’s birthdays. I think it’s OK to celebrate when it’s a collective occasion – like a birthday – but you should follow…