The Facts About Added Sugar

When talking about sugar, the bad stuff is added sugar. That is sugar that is added, often unnecessarily, to foods and drinks. You may be surprised to hear that sugar can be added to all sorts of foods like bread, pasta sauces, and peanut butter. The added sugar increases their calorie content and can contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. What is added sugar? Added sugar is...

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Easy Steps to Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own fruit and veg isn’t a new concept. You’ll probably remember learning about Digging for Victory during the Second World War at school or perhaps your grandparents told you about it. Growing your own veg is a sustainable way of living but it also relieves some of the pressure on your pocket. It’s a really great way to get healthier, too. If you begin growing some of your own...

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How to Eat Well on A Budget

The rising cost of food is a consistent feature in the news particularly since Brexit and with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are feeling the pinch in our pockets. It’s estimated that since 2007, food costs have risen by 20% and it is a trend that’s set to continue. The reason being that it’s not just the production of food that costs but also storage, transportation, and cooking, all of...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 1 – 7 March 2021

From the 1st until the 7th of March 2021, it is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. In the UK, 1.25 million people are living with an eating disorder, but it’s not just the person living with the condition that suffers but their loved ones too. Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to raise awareness, it’s run by the charity BEAT and runs during the first week of March. What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders...

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Fairtrade Fortnight 22nd February – 7 March 2021

For two weeks every year, the UK celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight. It is the perfect opportunity for individuals and businesses alike to share their stories about the people who are responsible for growing the food needed for our favourite foods and beverages as well as the material used to make our clothes and the precious metals they mine to produce stunning jewellery. What is Fairtrade? Simply put, Fairtrade is about compensating farmers and...

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5 Delicious Pancake Ideas for Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a traditional feast day marking the start of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. Who needs an excuse to eat pancakes, though? So, we’ve put together 5 tasty recipes for you to try this pancake day. Ham and cheese pancakes Pancakes don’t always need to be sweet. Why not jazz up your lunchtime sandwich and tuck in to a warm, hearty ham...

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