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Grounded Research Centre for Nutrition and Behaviour

The Centre for Nutrition and Behaviour

Grounded Research Twitter Food Facts – @rdashresearch

Here’s some exciting food facts! Read on:

  • Overripe bananas are a mild laxative. Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive
  • One egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals plus 6 grams of high-quality protein
  • Every second of every day,over 17 cans of Heinz baked beans are sold in the UK
  • Chicken meat used to be the leanest meat,but due to intensive farming chicken is now one of the fattiest
  • Stilton, Roquefort, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Camembert and Brie all contain penicillin
  • Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, which aids vision in dim light.Historically carrots were purple
  • Most UK ppl are deficient in essential omega-3 fatty acids.Oily fish,eg fresh tuna,can be cooked on a BBQ
  • Did you know? Just two Brazil nuts per day can help reduce the symptoms of depression
  • Zinc from our food is essential for growth. We only need a teaspoon each year
  • Eating a Satsuma after a meal helps your body absorb iron
  • Did you know? Most fizzy drinks contain at least 6 teaspoons of sugar