Healthy living: easier said than done

An interesting report from the RSA published in December uses insights from behavioural science to understand why people struggle to adopt healthy behaviours, including healthy eating practices, even when they have the best of intentions.
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Is healthy fast food possible?

There is growing interest in obesogenic environments — and that includes the proliferation of cheap fast food outlets and how the number of fast food outlets in an area is associated with the level of obesity.
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Coca-Cola ingredients: Caffeine

The name Coca-Cola comes from two psychoactive drugs in their early formulation, coca meaning cocaine and caffeine from the kola-nut. An earlier blogpost was about Coca-Cola’s relationship with cocaine. In this blogpost, we explore the ‘cola’ element of their...
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Coca-Cola ingredients: Phosphoric acid (E388)

Phosphoric acid (E388) is added to Coca-Cola to give it its tangy, slightly tart taste, counteracting the cloying sweetness of sugars or artificial sweeteners. It also has mild anti-microbial properties. There is some evidence that its consumption, more than...
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