Diet and Nutrition Organisations
The Vegetarian Society
A balanced vegetarian diet closely matches expert dietary recommendations for healthy eating. A vegetarian diet is naturally:
(1) Low in saturated fat.
(2) High in fibre.
(3) High in complex carbohydrates.
(4) High in fruit and vegetables.
It is known that a diet fulfilling the above criteria confers a wide range of health benefits.
If you are looking for new, tasty 'healthy eating' ideas, why not visit the Vegetarian Society web-site.
|Telephone:||0161 925 2000|
British Nutrition Foundation
The Foundation promotes the nutritional wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based nutritional knowledge and advice. It works in partnership with academic and research institutes, the food industry, educators and government. The Foundation influences all in the food chain, government, the professions and the media.
|Telephone:||020 7404 6504|
Eat Better Feel Better
Eat Better Feel Better is all about helping you and your family to eat healthier - whether it's easy recipes for school-night teas, handy hints for meal planning, information about brilliant support in your local area, or where to find the best deals on healthy products. You can do it, and we can help.
Low-fat diet sheet
A diet that is generally low in fat can help you to lose weight, or to maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight will reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer. There are other conditions in which a low-fat diet is of use, such as gallstones.
The term 'Mediterranean Diet' describes a specific mix of dietary food ingredients, shown to promote health and long life in people.
The Nutritionist Resource has information on the areas in which nutrition might help (this information is inline with the ASA guidelines), articles written by nutritionists, and industry news.
|Telephone:||0333 325 2504|
Pre-diabetes - Impaired Glucose Tolerance
In pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), your blood sugar (glucose) is raised beyond the normal range. Whilst this raised glucose level is not so high that you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of developing diabetes when you have pre-diabetes.
Statins and other Lipid-lowering Medicines
Statins work by blocking the action of a certain chemical (enzyme) which is needed to make cholesterol.
The Association for the Study of Obesity
The Association for the Study of Obesity is a UK organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity.
The Association has three main aims:
(1) To promote research into the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
(2) To encourage action to reduce the prevalence of obesity and to enhance treatment.
(3) To facilitate contact between individuals and organisations interested in any aspect of obesity and body weight regulation.