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From YORKTEST.com

31th Jan 2008

Potato is the safest food in Britain

The danger and long term consequence of eating an unbalanced diet is fed to us on a daily basis, but it has just been revealed that the humble potato, the staple diet to millions, in food intolerance terms, is the safest food in Britain and that’s official.

The findings come from food intolerance experts, YorkTest.com, who have compiled a list of the safest foods in Britain which offer up the fewest reactions, and the good old spud is up there as the safest bite in town. According to figures from over 8,000 patients who took a food intolerance test with YorkTest.com in 2007, less than 1% appeared in the highest intolerance bracket to potato. With all its goodness and nutritional qualities, this makes it a food least likely to be linked with symptoms such as IBS, migraine, fatigue and eczema.

Based on consumption, the figure is all the more remarkable when you consider each and every person in the UK eats 200lbs of potato a year, and in total, the UK manages to get through 5.5 million tonnes a year in the form of chips, roast, mashed, boiled and baked. Whereas some food intolerances appear to be caused by too much of the same food, on a too regular basis, the potato, it seems is the exception to the rule.

Also on the list of safe foods to eat are; Grapefruit (only 0.44% of patients show a positive intolerance), Apricot (0.61%), Apple (0.61%), Barley (0.65%) and Lemon (0.68%). Some foods do have fewer percentage reactions to potato, but would significantly increase if they were eaten in the same quantity. 20% of our entire intake of food is potato. A family of four would expect their shopping basket to contain just 13% of fruit. This makes the spud the outright winner, and the safest food in Britain.

Patrick Holford, nutrition expert and best selling author on health and food related matters says:
“What the list reveals is that, however rare, people do become ill from what they eat. Anybody with a suspicion that their lack of 100% health is to do with food would hardly consider taking potato out of their diet and so discovering the real and probable cause of ill health by a process of self-elimination can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack.”
“Food intolerance testing takes away the guesswork and usually saves time and money. Eight out of ten people who find their hidden allergies notice a difference in how they feel within weeks.”

National Potato Day (Sunday 3rd February 2008)

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Notes for editors:

• Tests start from £20.

• The first step to discovering if food is possibly the reason why you are not feeling 100% is to take a first step food intolerance indicator. This gives you a yes/no verdict and for just £20.

• The benefit is that it is value for money and can undeniably confirm whether food is the possible cause of your ill health. If you come back a ‘no’ after being tested, only £20 has been lost and you can pursue a remedy through no food related methods.

• If you register a ‘yes’ and you have a food intolerance, then it would be best to find out exactly which food or foods they are and eliminate them with the aid of a test which tests for 113 of the most common foods in your diet with nutrition one-to-one consultations and 80 pages of literature support.

• The only food intolerance testing company to offer a first-step test.

• Yorktest.com supply the only food intolerance test endorsed by Allergy UK.

YORKTEST ARE EUROPE’S LEADING AND MOST QUALIFIED COMPANY DEALING IN FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING. THE COMPANY RUN A SERIES OF TESTS WHICH IDENTIFY FOODS POSSIBLY LEADING TO OVER 40 ILLNESSES FROM MIGRAINE TO IBS.

ALL STARTING WITH A SMALL SAMPLE OF BLOOD SUPPLIED BY THE PATIENT, YORKTEST ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE A DEFINITIVE YES/NO VERDICT. IT ALLOWS THE PATIENT TO PURSUE RELIEF FROM THEIR CONDITION EITHER DOWN A CHANNEL OF FOOD ELIMINATION OR NOT. PATIENTS WITH A POSITIVE FOOD INTOLERANCE, ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO TAKE THE SECOND STEP TEST WHICH WILL GO ON TO EXACTLY INDENTIFY FOODS WHICH ARE CAUSING THE INTOLERANCE PLUS TWO, TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS WITH A NUTRITIONIST AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

A YORKTEST FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST IS PROVEN TO HELP OVER 3 OUT OF 4 PATIENTS; 90% OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARRIVE FOLLOWING PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES FROM PATIENTS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN SAVED, THE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.YORKTEST.COM OR BY CALLING FREEPHONE 0800 074 6185

For further information:

www.potato.org.uk
www.potato2008.org

Les Rowley, PR Manager, YORKTEST,
Tel: 01904 428 557/ (M) 07976-746-777 email les.rowley@yorktest.com.

For food test enquiries call YORKTEST on 0800 074 6185

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