• 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…

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    The popularity of Processed foods

    Healthy eating is about consuming foods that are nutritious and healthy Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items like boxed entrees and frozen dinners available at home can contribute to a poor diet, which led researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University to examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods. Although the majority (57%) of parents surveyed as part of this study identified time savings as a…

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    Churches can bring about healthy living for mankind

    Healthy living can be brought about by churches The church is key in promoting health The definition of health according to World Health Organisation is ‘a complete state of physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual well being’ By Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa The recently released parliamentary opinion poll survey results on citizens’ perceptions on Uganda’s governance, expressed their biggest need in improving welfare of Ugandans as improvement of health service delivery. The results of the household survey poll conducted by Research World International is an indicator of how Ugandans seriously consider health issues over and above education, infrastructural development and other key social economic challenges. No wonder, the Banyankore say ‘amagara…