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Note the Nutrition Facts on food labels

Putting the information on food packaging into context is important. Food producers are less keen on advertising the bad side of what is on sale and often the labelling is misleading.

I have recently started looking at food labels to find out if the food I am eating is high in fat and sugar and salt, because in order to live longer I am trying to cut back on these three dietary components.

Firstly I noticed that I often made a mistake in calculating the amount of fat in the actual whole packet rather than just "a portion", as I tend to eat the whole bag of crisps once open.

For example I just had a camembert and chilli jam sandwich. Looking afterwards at the cheese packaging I was surprised to see that a portion was only 9% of my daily fat intake as an adult..which made me feel better, until I discovered that the portion was 30g! I had just eaten at least 90 g of the cheese in one doorstep sandwich and hence was shocked at the amount of fat I had just eaten in one meal 30%…

Men's health General Questions

NHS Direct- Mens Health Pages This website above is a good place to start if you have specific quesions about your health or need advice on some common topics - check it out.

#Beatthebelly Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News

Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News:

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Exactly what i have been going on about for years - dmage is doe while we are young and from then on...


Ideal heart health is being lost even before the teen years, a U.S. study suggests.

To reach that bleak forecast for cardiovascular health, researchers analyzed data for 5,547 Americans aged 12 to 19. Many of them had high blood sugar levels, were overweight or obese, didn't eat enough fruits or vegetables, failed to get enough physical activity and smoked — risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, researchers found. About 35 per cent of boys and girls in the U.S. were overweight or obese, a new study suggests. IStock

"What was most alarming about the findings of this study is that zero children or adolescents surveyed met the criteria for ideal cardiovascular health," said lead author Christina Shay, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Healt…

Longevity in Your 40s - Longevity To-Dos for Your 40s

"Staying Fit For Life" mens health event in #York 15/11/11

If you are in the neighbourhood come on down for a pint some fab curry and a free healthcheck at 8pm 15th