Nutritional Potential of Food Waste

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s no surprise that food waste is a problem for environmental reasons- but would you believe that on average we each throw out enough food per year to meet all of our nutritional requirements for 42 days. This included the requirements of nutrients that people are often deficient in. Here we explore the nutritional implications further and what we all can do to tap into this resource.

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: To Eat or Not To Eat, That is The Question

Reading Time: 6 minutes Several friends of mine have tried intermittent fasting in an effort to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a pretty simple idea: don’t consume any energy through food or drink for certain periods of time, in order to use up fat stores and lose weight. The results of these friends, and the  evidence more broadly, suggests that it probably does work- at least in the short term. Of course, any method of sufficient energy restriction will be temporarily effective- heck, if you only ate two chocolate bars a day, chances are you’d still lose weight. So the answer to whether intermittent fasting can help someone lose weight is obvious. But there are more pertinent questions we need to address, to determine how wise a method it is. 

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