Sports nutrition is big business. What an athlete eats is seen as crucial to their training. How would an ancient Olympian’s diet line up with today’s? (more…)
Want to buy your fruit and vegetable when it’s in season? Perhaps you fancy heading out into the country to do a bit of foraging? Well, if that’s the case, you’ll need to know when to head out, wicker basket in hand.
Unless you were brought up in the country, it can be difficult to know when is the right time to hunt for your fruit and vegetables, indeed how to shop ethically to ensure you’re getting locally sourced, seasonal produce. This handy infographic from Column Five, developed for Visual News is a perfect summary. Why not print it out and put it on the kitchen wall? (more…)
The news is gloomy. Barely a day goes by without hearing about the world recession, financial difficulties or ‘austerity measures’. But if our financial woes yielded unexpected health benefits – then wouldn’t that be a silver-lining? If our waistlines got slimmer as our wallets did, then surely that would be a reason for cheer?
This latest infographic, developed by those lovely folk at Column Five draws some interesting parallels between affluence and dining-out habits. Using US data, we are predicted to spend 5% less on dining out in 2012. As we earn less – so we eat out less. Healthy eating messages also seem to be playing a part: those of us who feel we can afford it are steering clear of restaurants in the drive to be healthier.
So having a few less bucks will be good for our arteries… or will we end up sitting at home, watching TV and ordering a pizza?
Time will tell, but you’ll find me in the garden digging up the carrots….
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Healthy food choices are always a topic of contention. We recently showcased the infographic ‘Cookies vs Bananas‘, which demonstrated that so-called ‘unhealthy’ foods can have some unexpected benefits. This startling infographic from Column Five (developed for Massive Health) compares bacon and eggs to a bagel topped with cream cheese. The bagel may look healthier, but looks can deceive… (click image to enlarge) (more…)