Flicking through the Sunday papers on 27th January I saw an advert for Rowntrees Fizzy Bottles and Fruit Bottle Blasts.
“No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives” is the banner headline at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page we have the Nestle company stamp with the slogan “good food, good life.” The Fizzy Bottles packet boasts “25% fruit juice” and the Fruit Bottle Blasts has “soft centres with 50% fruit”. “Bottles full of fun!” is the final message that we are given.
Fruit juice in sweets mums? Surely these are OK for the most precious little people in your lives?
Here’s what Nestle didn’t tell you – they probably didn’t have room on the whole page advert to tell you the full extent of the nasties in these products.
The Fizzy Bottle ingredients are not easy to find on line. The Fruit Bottle Blasts contain (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=276580264)
Glucose Syrup,Sugar ,Gelling Agents (Gelatine and Pectins) ,Citrus Fruit Flavour Filling (4.2%) [contains Fruit Juices and Purées from Concentrates (50%): Orange, Lemon, Mandarin; Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Humectant: Glycerol; Water, Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Citric Acid, Vegetable Concentrates: Nettle, Spinach; Natural Flavouring) ,Berry Fruit Flavour Filling (4.2%) [contains Fruit Juices and Purées from Concentrates (50%): Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry; Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Black Carrot Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring] ,Acids [Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid] ,Natural Flavourings ,Glaze (Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Glazing Agent: Carnauba Wax) ,Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate) ,Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates (Paprika, Black Carrot, Carrot, Hibiscus) ,Colour (Carotenes)
Do you really hate your child that much?!
Zoe’s new book, Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim is available for pre-order on Amazon and when you pre-order a book, we’ll send you a free copy of the most recent two copies of Diet & Health Today that includes a special report on Cholesterol and How to survive Christmas. We’ll also send you a special eBook containing introductory chapters from Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight and The Obesity Epidemic. What caused it? How can we stop it. The eBook also has a fascinating article on how medical trial numbers are manipulated.
We’ve also supplied Amazon with some stock that includes a number of signed books with a special code. If you receive one of these signed books, we have a special prize for you. Details are included within the books. We’ll then draw one winner from those who received a special code who will win a personal consultation with Zoe.
All you need to do to enter is pre-order a copy of Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim with Amazon before 1 January 2013 (Amazon.co.uk only).
To claim your free eBooks, just forward your pre-order receipt from Amazon to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll email you back with the download links.
For the next two weeks, the Kindle version is also available at half-price. You can download your kindle version direct from the Kindle store using this link for Amazon.co.uk and this one for Amazon.com
Following our previous blog, we’ve had a few requests for a veggie version of our Eatwell Plate, so here it is: A 3-egger omelette, loaded with cherry tomatoes, red onion, green pepper and cheese and cooked in butter. Served with home made coleslaw. Delicious at any time of the day.
Forget all the complex segments of the UK eatwell plate, filled with processed and sugary junk and affectionately known to Harcomber’s as ‘The Eatbadly Plate’, this photo is all the visual guidance you need. Get a large plate, half fill it with meat and half fill it with greens and devour until satiated.
You may have heard that we’ve been working on a DVD of The Harcombe Diet. It contains 9 chapters by Zoe and a couple of cooking demo’s by Andy. It’s due for release on the 1 January 2013 and we have some early copies that we can make available through the club shop. If you purchase a copy before 1 December 2012, we’re including a bonus DVD of Zoe’s public lecture on The Obesity Epidemic, (subject to stock availability). If you’re interested, you can get your early copies here.
If you have a great Harcombe friendly recipe that you’d like to share with others, we’d love to hear from you. You can submit your recipe through this form or send an email to email@example.com. Check out the ‘Zingy Fishcakes’, created by Jos, in this newsletter. With the new recipe section now live in the club, we’ll be working to add new members recipes as soon as we can.
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Members Recipe – Zingy Fishcakes
400 g Halibut ( or other white fish )
2 large eggs
Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger.
A handful of the green part ofspring onion leaves.
4 bird’s eye chillies ( I like food spicy, less if you like mild )
2 tbsps of fresh oregano leaves ( I read that these are great for candida )
Butter for frying.
Salt and pepper. ( to your taste )
1.Blend the ginger, chillies ( I include the seeds ) spring onion greens, salt, pepper and the grated zest of one lime until it forms a smooth paste.If you find the mixture too thick to blend add a little olive oil to loosen.
2.Add both the eggs and the fish ( with out skin ) to the blender and blend again until all the ingredients are well combined.
3.Heat a frying pan and add the butter to it.
4.Use a table spoon to make quinelles ( pretty oval spoon shapes ) of the mix and put it into the pan, flatten the shapes with the back of the spoon as you go. This is easier than trying to make patties with your hands as without carbohydrates the mixture is looser than a fish cake mix would usually be.
5. After a few minutes on a medium heat when golden brown on the first side down, turn and cook for the same on the other side.
6.When cooked through, serve, I added my home made spicy ketchup but I think that a homemade mayo with fresh lime and coriander would also be fantastic.