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‘Shocking’ levels of salt, fat and sugar found in takeaways

A Local Government study into two of the UK’s most popular takeaway dishes has revealed ‘shocking’ levels of salt, sugar, colourings and fat, as well as bogus meat.

Reduce food cravings with a protein-rich breakfast

A researcher at the University of Missouri has discovered that eating a healthy, high protein breakfast can help to reduce feelings of hunger throughout the day.

Farmers welcome supermarket’s sustainability plan

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has welcomed the commitment from food retailer Sainsbury’s to double the amount of food it sources from Britain.

Celebrity chefs could do more to reduce food waste

A new study has revealed that the cookery styles encouraged by high profile chefs are unlikely to reduce the nation’s huge amount of food waste generated by British households.

Gluten Free Cookery Courses

The charity Coeliac UK estimates that around 1% of the UK population is affected by coeliac disease. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, or coeliac disease, then it’s likely that you will need to completely review your cooking habits.

Potato Council turns up shocking vegetable know-how stats

From not being able to make ‘fluffy’ roasters (50%) to boiled potatoes crumbling into the water (34%) – all were cited as barriers to spud-cooking prowess.

Coffee good for the brain? I ought to be the next Einstein!

Part two of yesterday’s article, Foods that are naturally healthy for body, mind and soul; today’s seven make up the top ten as advised by The Cooking Academy.

Foods that are naturally healthy for body, mind and soul

I’m not talking processed ready meals that fit nicely into a points program – if that’s your idea of healthy eating, me and you need to have a little chat.

So why is iron essential to one’s diet?

The Meat Advisory Panel believe we’re lacking in our haem iron intake, key in the formation of haemoglobin, used to transport oxygen around the blood stream

Iron deficiency rife amongst women of child bearing age

You’re thinking “What on earth is this bloke on? We’re doing cookery courses!” Bear with me – bit more science, then we’re into the cookery bit, promise.