Food And Health Issues


The internet can be a great place to find out more about the food we eat and what is good and not good for us.

Food is the very substance we live off and is our fuel. The proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals provide each and every one of us with the energy to sustain life. So it’s quite important then! We are surrounded by food with opportunities to by wide ranging products in shops and online. Supermarkets have made progress with their selling strategies in the advent of the internet and offer a secure and well rounded service. Home shopping continues to become a prevalent and more definite alternative, with supermarkets offering their quality foods with quicker delivery.

Food and Entertainment

As a country food often goes hand-in-hand entertainment with a wealth of places to eat out, an eclectic mix of pubs, restaurants, and bars littered all over. There are also a range of books and television programs produced because such is its’ popularity. Popular and accessible chefs such as Jamie Oliver are partly responsible for bringing cooking to the fore, highlighting recipes and ways of cooking bridging the worldwide culinary gap.

Current Issues

In recent times there has been a growth in the focus towards eating and the health related issues. After all, what we eat can influence how we feel both in the short and long term. It can create problems and help towards avoiding, or even solving them. As well as keeping up to date with currently known scare issues, the hygiene of handling and storage at home and in professional environments like supermarkets, is also very important in preventing health issues, in particular the storage temperatures.

Useful Websites

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  • Holland & Barrett
    Health food store chain, offering Solgar, Vitabiotics, supplement and vitamins as well as their healthy food range.
  • The Body and Soul Shop
    Health, fitness and food supplements for purchase on-line
  • Bulk Herbs and Spices
    One of the best quality bulk health food suppliers, versatile ordering of virtually any quantity of herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes, at prices you'll find hard to beat
    Sell health foods such as food supplements, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, books, gifts, candles, skin and hair care products, herbal remedies, etc.
  • LGC
    Leading provider of chemical and bioanalytical testing services and consultancy for food and agriculture, forensics, environment and health industries
  • The Queen's University of Belfast
    Almost 11,500 full-time students who attend courses and undertake research in Agriculture & Food Science, Arts, Economics & Social Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education
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