Posts for Food

Vegan food in the meat aisle?

Tesco has taken the bold (some would say foolhardy) decision to put plant-based burgers, sausages and nuggets in the same chiller cabinet as their meat-based counterparts. The aim is to […]

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Insects for dinner? High protein, low fat …

Phew, luckily I’m vegetarian! It seems eating insects may be the diet of the future. Luckily, there are lots of plus points.  My problem is getting over the immediate abhorrence […]

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Pure fruit juice: junk food or health food?

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock David Benton, Swansea University Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy […]

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Being vegan says so much more about you than just your ethics

Are you who you eat? Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Thomas Robinson, City, University of London and Outi Lundahl, University of Groningen Revered French gastronome Jean Brillat-Savarin coined the phrase: “Tell me what you […]

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Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

‘To gut microbes.’ View Apart/Shutterstock Caroline Le Roy, King’s College London and Tim Spector, King’s College London Alcohol consumption guidelines vary widely between countries. In the UK and Netherlands, no […]

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Fitness trackers and eating disorders – is there a link?

nelen/Shutterstock Carolyn Plateau, Loughborough University Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart […]

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Government announces hospital food review

  Every year, the NHS serves more than 140 million meals to patients across the country. The quality and nutritional value of these meals can vary substantially, so the government […]

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Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less

Jiri Hera/Shutterstock Feng He, Queen Mary University of London The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride). […]

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Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?

Do you know what your child is eating at school? shutterstock Kelly Rose, Teesside University There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – […]

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