There is a massive amount of nutrition misinformation on the internet.
Even the professionals themselves often say things that challenge common sense and don’t seem to have a scientific basis.
For example, when they tell people to replace butter with factory-made margarine…
The Difference Between Butter and Margarine
Butter and margarine serve the same purpose. They are used for cooking, baking and as spreads.
Butter has been a dietary stable for centuries.
It is made by churning the fatty portion of cow’s milk until it...
The human brain is the most complex object in the universe.
It is also the organ that consumes by far the most energy, compared to its weight.
The brain is only about 2% of our body weight, but uses 20% of the energy.
This remarkable organ has evolved over millions of years. During this time, humans were omnivores. We ate both meat and plants.
There are many nutrients in these foods that are absolutely critical for the proper function of this very delicate system.
The Big Lottery Fund’s £15million grant aims to “build the skills that people
and organisations across the UK will need in order to take full advantage of
support and services available online”.
In an announcement on Monday morning, Go ON UK’s Digital Skills CEO Summit
will aim to address the fact that there are 16 million people in the UK who
currently lack the basic online skills to confidently use ‘digital tools’
and 7.4 million people who have never been online.
Mr Cameron said: “It...
Withings Smart Body Analyzer£129.95; available now; iOS/AndroidThese scales are the first which listen to the heart, and measure air
quality, as well as the usual weight and body composition. It works in
conjunction with the 'Withings Health Mate' app (iOS or Android). Graphs and
results mean that users can monitor their health and share data with both
competitive friends and familiy members and doctors or nutirtionists.
The app also offers users the possibility to share data in a simple, reliable
and secure way with a...
“Your wireless data could be intercepted by anyone”
Security vendors GFI Software has said that Wi-Fi services available on 50 London Underground stations might expose users to attacks by hackers as the Wi-Fi services do not have encryption in place. The services were available for free during the Olympics, provided by Virgin Media, but now they are free only for Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone customers while others have to pay to use them.
According to Phil Bousfield, general manager of IT operations at GFI Software,...
Information available via the app includes nearest bus stops and train stations
Thurrock Council has launched a free app for Apple and Android phones and tablets called Travel Thurrock that provides travel information to residents in a bid to encourage them to use sustainable transport like cycling, walking and public transport, as opposed to cars.
Information available via the app includes nearest bus stops and train stations, timetables, cycle and pedestrian routes, guided tours of local places of interest as well as access to a car...
“Facewatch integrated with other tech in the car will make a significant contribution”
Following a challenge set by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to incorporate latest technology into current police cars, the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer was fitted with three computers and other software, including crime reporting system Facewatch.
Features of the car included cameras that record activity around the vehicle; CCTV footage from the car that can be streamed and uploaded to Facewatch; other crimes reported around the country can be accessed;...
Offering improved connectivity for employees and citizens in public spaces
Mobile network provider O2 has launched ‘Joined Up Public Services’ – a service to help public sector organisations with three core areas: citizen and community engagement, empowering employees and digital services.
The first part of the programme is called Joined Up Citizen and will focus on encouraging direct engagement with the public via digital services and smartphone apps as well as:
Improved connectivity for employees and citizens in public spaces;
A mobile workforce, with technologies to...
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1 celery stalk, chopped
3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
6 anchovy fillets
5 thyme sprigs
1kg/2lb lamb neck, cut into large chunks
250ml/9fl oz white wine
25ml/1fl oz white wine vinegar
250g/9oz fresh or frozen peas
400g/14oz new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
½ tin plum tomatoes, rinsed
In a nice big casserole dish, heat the oil and gently fry the onion, carrot
and celery along with a good pinch of salt for 7 minutes or so, until
Add the garlic, anchovies and thyme...