Category Archives : Fruit


Raw Vegan Lunchbox

A little antidote to the impending Christmas junk food…     Here’s what’s in one lunchbox: One small organic apple (100g) Two small organic bananas (150g peeled weight) Two clementines (120g peeled weight) Organic carrot sticks (50g) Cucumber slices, peeled (75g) Baby plum tomatoes, halved (100g) Three dried figs (50g) […]

Raw Vegan Lunchbox 2

20 Bananas a Day While Pregnant, Raw Vegan Children and Child Abuse 1

I am not a reader of the Daily Mail, but yet again one of its headlines has caught my attention: “Woman who ate 20 bananas a day while pregnant hits back at critics and says her baby boy is ‘thriving’ at three months”. This story relates to Australian mother Loni […]

Bananas and Oranges

School Milk

School Milk

Yesterday the papers were full of the news that Michael Gove has announced the return of school milk for all pupils. Semi-skimmed milk must be available to all primary and secondary pupils at some point during the school day (although not necessarily for free), while fruit juice consumption will be […]


Fruit Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

Fruit Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes 2

Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies. Isao Muraki et al. BMJ 2013;347:f5001 (published 28th August 2013)  This recent study published in the British Medical Journal (28th August 2013) triggered a number of articles in the Guardian newspaper, questioning the health benefits […]