good and bad

Pro- and Pre-biotics…why all the hype?

We are so used to hearing how various branded yoghurt-like products are so good for us because they provide us with ‘good bacteria’ that help our digestion. I am talking about the likes of Actimel, Benecol, Yakult, to name but a few. But why should our digestion need help? If we believe in eating natural…

Read More

How much Olive Oil in mayonnaise made with Olive Oil?

How much olive oil would you expect this product to contain? Obviously there are other ingredients in mayonnaise apart from fat or oil, such as eggs and vinegar, but on the basis that more than half (66%) is fat, how much would be from Olive Oil? If you have time to look at the list…

Read More