Do we eat too much? Compare a fridge from 1968 with one today | Food | Life & Style

NC Vanessa and Betty have noticed the variety in their fridge change According to their report, the average British adult should be consuming no more than 400 calories at breakfast, 600 for lunch and 600 for dinner. “Too many children and most adults are overweight or obese,” say PHE, “suffering consequences from bullying and low self-esteem in childhood, to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers as adults”. PHE’s report coincided with a study by the Government’s chief adviser on obesity along with experts from Cambridge University that found…

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Bill’s restaurants turn off the lights for Earth Hour | Food | Life & Style

Earth Hour will take place this weekend across the world – and one of the UK’s favourite restaurants will be marking the occasion by turning off all the lights at 8.30pm.  Bill’s will be flicking the switch on their restaurant lights on Saturday 24 March for a whole hour in support of the global movement.  All the internal lights across all 80 Bill’s restaurants at 8:30pm on Saturday 24th March will be flooded with romantic candlelight. Customers will be able to enjoy Bill’s signature dishes and warm welcome during an…

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Ribena customers FURIOUS after recipe changed: ‘Tastes like drain cleaner!’ | Food | Life & Style

GETTY Ribena drinks now contain under 5g of sugar per 100ml bottle The Suntory Group, who make the soft drink, cut their sugar content by half last month ahead of the new UK Sugar Tax guidelines in April this year. Instead, their Ribena drinks now contain under 5g of sugar per 100ml bottle and have been replaced by controversial sweeteners Acesulfame K and Sucralose. The company has also thickened the drink so its consistency appears to be the same as before by adding Polydextrose, which can cause bloating and flatulence.…

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Don’t scoff! Jaffa Cakes reveal your personality | Food | Life & Style

Food science expert Dr Stuart Farrimond says intelligent and imaginative people go for the Half Mooner method, taking just two bites to eat one. The Scoffer who shoves a Jaffa into their mouth whole, reveals a talkative, sporty and energetic personality. The Jelly Lover, who heads straight to the centre of the cake, is seen as kind, sympathetic and affectionate. And the All Rounder, nibbling around the edge first, shows a determined, organised and thorough type. Dr Farrimond found 35 per cent of Britons are Half Mooners while 28 per…

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Cadbury’s Mini Egg warning: Mum’s agony as daughter chokes to death  | Food | Life & Style

She wrote: “With Easter coming up I want to warn you all about another deadly choking hazard, one that tragically took away my child.  “It has been just short of three years since my precious little girl Sophie passed away.  “She had choked on a mini egg and I was unable to dislodge it, even with back slaps and pushing up under her ribs, I had done a first aid course one six months prior to this event so all the techniques to help a choking child were still fresh…

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Good news! Supermarket beer almost 200 PER CENT more affordable than 30 years ago | Food | Life & Style

Beer’s affordability has risen by 22 per cent since 2012 while the affordability of wine and spirits has increased by 14 per cent over the same period, the study found. The IAS study is the first to compare affordability in the off-trade – supermarkets and off-licences – with on-trade prices, using data up to 2016. Using an affordability index adjusting prices for inflation and income growth, the IAS report suggests that increases in affordability since 2012 could be attributed to alcohol tax cuts. However, these appeared to have done little…

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