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By John Farndon

From the extreme distance so much of our nutrients travels to arrive our tables to the amazing merits of consuming tomatoes, John Farndon indicates the fantastic, usually surprising, fact at the back of the nutrition we consume. protecting every little thing from the massive companies that keep watch over nutrition creation all over the world to the risks of nutrition dyes, this booklet unearths the advanced evidence in the back of the best of food. discover simply what GM nutrients is and why you could devour it unknowingly, how nutrition will get its flavour, how a few meals should not particularly as nutritious as they need to be, how bringing unique meals for your desk may well actually be costing the Earth, and masses extra. this is often a vital advisor to the proof at the back of meals, the single very important factor on your lifestyles along with air and water - and the world's greatest enterprise.

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Sarah Leibowitz, a neurobiologist at New York’s Rockefeller University, found in experiments on rats that fatty diets alter brain hormones so that the body seems to crave more fat. In particular, a high-fat diet seems to boost the production of galanin, a brain chemical that stimulates eating and slows down energy T 30 • 101 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD use. She found that when she fed young rats a high-fat diet for a while, they always became obese later in life. Even more dramatic may be the effects of sugar.

Calculations suggest that feeding the cows needed to provide beef for China alone will consume more than a third of all the grain now traded around the world each year. In a world where so many people go hungry, the consequences of the surges in meat consumption cause heated arguments. Livestock already consume over 36% of the world’s grain. Since continued growth of meat production will depend on feeding grain to animals, the world’s wealthy meat-eaters are put in direct competition with the world’s mainly vegetarian poor.

So vaccinations that are effective against one variety may prove ineffectual against others. 16. Natural chemicals found in onions and garlic may protect against cancer ioflavonoids are complex compounds found in many plants, especially citrus fruit. They are closely linked to vitamin C and enhance its effects. They are often trumpeted for their antioxidant effects, and because they inhibit histamine release are thought beneficial for inflammatory or allergic conditions. There are several hundred different kinds of bioflavonoid, many of which have been recognised for particular health benefits.

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