Posts for Food

Five ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

shutterstock. Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University The average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant […]

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Charles Dickens and the birth of the classic English Christmas dinner

Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Hand colored etching by John Leech Joan Fitzpatrick, Loughborough University Charles Dickens popularised the traditional, English Christmas in 1843 in […]

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Dreaming of a green Christmas? Here are five ways to make it more sustainable

Plastic trees that are reused actually have a lower carbon footprint. Sharon George, Keele University Moderation is the last thing on people’s minds at Christmas. Shopping, travelling and eating reach […]

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More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

Shutterstock Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could […]

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Why snacking could be damaging your health

shutterstock Jenna Macciochi, University of Sussex Only until relatively recently in human evolution have we eaten three meals plus snacks every day. Breakfast simply didn’t exist for large parts of […]

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Is alcohol bad for you? It depends on the drink and how you drink it

shutterstock. Sergey Ryzhov/Shutterstock Richard Hoffman, University of Hertfordshire Recent headlines claim that a glass of wine or a pint of beer a day shortens your life. It’s enough to dampen […]

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Iceland Christmas ad: banned, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of ‘corporate caring’?

Iceland/YouTube Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Anglia Ruskin University A Christmas advertisement for the UK supermarket chain Iceland, which tells the story of a young girl who tries to help a baby orangutan […]

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Salt: how to cut back without losing that delicious flavour

judoman/Shutterstock Jane Parker, University of Reading One of the targets of the UK government’s new health strategy is salt. Your body needs salt to function normally, but an excess leads […]

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Vegans: why they inspire fear and loathing among meat eaters

Pinkyone via Shutterstock Kate Stewart, Nottingham Trent University and Matthew Cole, The Open University Food critic William Sitwell has resigned as editor of Waitrose’s in-house magazine following a row over […]

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Could cheese help prevent type 2 diabetes?

No need to feel guilty. hlphoto/Shutterstock.com Fumiaki Imamura, University of Cambridge Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health guidelines recommend […]

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