• alcohol,  Cancer,  food,  Healthy eating

    How cancer could be creeping into your health without you knowing it.

    The foods we eat may have a cancer triggering mechanism Browned toast and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risk’, say food scientists Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends carefully following cooking instructions and avoiding browning. However, Cancer Research UK said the link was not proven in humans. The FSA also says potatoes and parsnips should not be kept in the fridge. This is…

  • alcohol,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Alcohol is linked to increased heart problems

    Alcohol is dangerous to many organs in your body but most importantly to your heart Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The possible added risk appears to be about the same as that linked to high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, the researchers said. “We found that even if you have no underlying risk factors, abuse of alcohol still increases the risk of these heart conditions,” lead researcher…