Five Foods You Shouldn’t Give Up

Don’t abstain from your favourite foods - try consuming in moderation to mix pleasure with health benefits


Posted: 3 February 2011

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Coffee

The Myth: It's making me dehydrated!

The Truth: Coffee is commonly associated with caffeine, which in large doses can have some unpleasant side effects such as causing anxiety, irritability and mild dehydration. However, a moderate amount of coffee (up to 4-5 cups consumed throughout the day) is perfectly safe and can be positively beneficial due to the large amounts of antioxidants it contains which help keep the body's cells healthy.

How much can I drink? You can drink up to 4-5 cups a day, though if you have a lower caffeine tolerance stick to 1-2 cups.

Discover seven more reasons why you should stick with your coffee fix.


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I have always beleived that a balanced diet is the best way to go.

If you deprive yourself of things that you are craving, will result in that you just want it more and you might even binge on that specific food. While if you allow yourself  to eat it in moderation, you will feel more satisfied.

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Posted: 20/02/2011 at 22:12

i like chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 10:02

I don't drink beer.  Should I start?
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 13:42

Spam is good too
Posted: 31/05/2011 at 00:12

Ratzer      

Well I do drink beer, wish I had not started!


Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:14

Any mention of pies?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:16

Guinness???
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:25

Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:36

PhilPub wrote (see)
Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.


Before or after the race?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:39

Definitely after.  And for anything over 10k, it should be followed with a sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream.
Posted: 30/07/2011 at 10:19

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