Healthy eating

February 2023

Nourish Scotland February newsletter - 'Right to Food' report published

This newsletter sees the publication of the report of Nourish's 'Right to Food' project - 'The project worked with government agencies and community members to define a diet that is healthy enough, enjoyable and a good fit for people's lives.'   There are summary and full versions of the report, and interesting details of the methods used in preparing it.

The newsletter also reports on highlights of the Oxford Real Farming Conference - 'the largest agroecological gathering on the planet.'

Read the newsletter  (with links to the report)

A recent article in The Guardian sheds a disturbing light on the related issue of the affordability of healthy food by giving detailed evidence for the inadequacy of benefit levels in the UK. 


November 2022

From the Skye Climate Action November newsletter

Eat for the planet - and your health!  

Tim Spector is a doctor who specialised in the study of genetics applied to health and disease.  Having carried out extensive research, he is an expert on diet and the microbiome, ‘the large community of microbes that live in our gut, skin and body’.  In our gut, these microbes plays a vital role in digesting food, regulating our immune systems and tweaking our brain chemistries through the chemicals they produce.  Two articles written by Tim on healthy eating appeared in The Guardian just after our last meeting: The best diet for you and the planet and 18 foods to boost your health.  Key take away: 

"The single most important dietary factor we found for better gut health was the number of different plants we eat weekly, with 30 a week being the optimal number. That might sound like a lot until you realise that this also includes mushrooms, spices, nuts, seeds, herbs and legumes."


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