Posts for Food

Swimming makes you hungrier and likely to eat more at the next meal – new research

The reasons for this appetite gain are still unknown. Nok Lek/ Shutterstock Alice Thackray, Loughborough University; David Broom, Coventry University; David Stensel, Loughborough University, and James King, Loughborough University People often believe that exercise can make you hungrier, so they may therefore eat more during subsequent meals. But for the […]

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Outdoor eating and drinking guidelines re pubs, cafes, etc

From the Government:   More pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve customers outdoors in plans announced by the government today (25 June 2020). The government will simplify and reduce the costs of the licensing process for outdoor seating and stalls, making it easier for people to safely […]

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Intermittent fasting: if you’re struggling to lose weight, this might be why

Marcin Malicki/Shutterstock David Clayton, Nottingham Trent University Intermittent fasting is a way of losing weight that favours flexibility over calorie counting. It restricts the time you are allowed to eat, which reduces calorie intake by limiting opportunities to eat. That’s the theory, at least. A popular version of intermittent fasting […]

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Home cooking means healthier eating – there’s an opportunity to change food habits for good

Bogdan Sonjachnyj/Shutterstock Danielle McCarthy, Queen’s University Belfast Over the last month there has been a dramatic transformation in our access to and the availability of food – along with where we eat and with who. At the same time, personal, family and societal health has never been more on the […]

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Home cooking means healthier eating – there’s an opportunity to change food habits for good

Bogdan Sonjachnyj/Shutterstock Danielle McCarthy, Queen’s University Belfast Over the last month there has been a dramatic transformation in our access to and the availability of food – along with where we eat and with who. At the same time, personal, family and societal health has never been more on the […]

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Great time to try: baking sourdough bread

Shutterstock Lyndal Collins, Monash University In the midst of this global pandemic, a sourdough revolution has been born. More time at home combined with supermarket shortages of essentials, has fostered the creativity of a whole new generation of home bakers. If your Instagram feed is filled with everyone’s favourite new […]

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Clean eaters tend to have difficulty managing their emotions

Lecic/Shutterstock Laura Renshaw-Vuillier, Bournemouth University What do you do when you feel anxious about an upcoming interview or angry about a friend’s unfair comment on your behaviour? You might take a few deep breaths and try to view the situation from a different perspective: it’s just an interview, not a […]

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Government to relax competition rules for dairy industry to help farmers

The government will temporarily relax elements of UK competition law to support the dairy industry through the coronavirus outbreak. The intention is that the industry will work together to address current market challenges, avoiding waste and maintaining productive capacity to meet future demand. With the UK’s dairy farmers producing over […]

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Keto diet: here’s why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

You’re allowed to eat foods like eggs, avocados and berries on the keto diet. Boontoom Sae-Kor/ Shutterstock Andrew Scott, University of Portsmouth After we eat, the body converts carbohydrates into blood sugar (known as glucose), which it uses for energy. But the ketogenic diet is based on research from the […]

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Easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. But should we ration them or let kids eat how many they like?

Shutterstock Georgie Russell, Deakin University and Alan Russell, Flinders University This Easter will be especially challenging, with family isolation and many parents under financial strain, or other stressors. So, many parents will be looking to restore some sense of “normality” by welcoming the Easter bunny into their home. But when […]

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