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Eating Alone

Eating Alone

Because I am responsible for some research at the University of Western Sydney, 2-3 times a year I fly 4000 km to Sydney, then catch a train out to Parramatta in the deep western suburbs of the city. On arrival I dump my kit and head down to the sushi bar or Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. I sit there on my lonesome, eat and read (see pic).

I get sad looks and people comment that they hope to n...

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Enlightening Vegetables

Enlightening Vegetables

For the best retention of nutrients in vegetables, the common view is that they should be eaten as soon as possible after harvesting. Certainly, they don't want to spend too long in the supermarket. That view may have to change, for spinach at least.

Photosynthesis continues under light

After harvesting, fresh produce is not necessarily "dead" or "dying". A recent study by...

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Salt Shaken

Salt Shaken

Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chances of having a stroke.

Salt, sodium?

It can get confusing when the words salt and sodium get interchanged. The easy t...


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Skeleton in Deposit

Skeleton in Deposit

Although osteoporosis appears later in life, the process begins during childhood. If there is not enough calcium and vitamin D in the diet or, in the case of vitamin D, insufficient sunlight exposure, then not enough skeletal bone is created during our schooldays. Our bones reach peak mass by the age of 30 years and thereafter decline. The rate of the decline is greatly dampened if adequate calciu...

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