To understand the origins of the Yorkshire pudding Christmas dinner debate we need to turn the clock back to the time when the original pudding was first created.
Butter boards are sort of like a charcuterie board featuring artisanal butters.
An occasional butter board with friends is unlikely to cause any harm.
Salty french fries may taste good, but they just contribute to dehydration and obesity.
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Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.
A plate of fufu, a meal common in West Africa.
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The preparation of ancient meals in prehistoric West Africa combined vegetables, pulses, tubers and, possibly, herbs and spices.
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The average person is likely to be able to survive on a hunger strike for two months, provided they are drinking water. Here’s how the human body can manage for so long without food.
How many times a day do you use soap?
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With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
It’s been trendy for some time – but these nuts are filled with saturated fat.
Omega-3 fats can be found in many food sources, including salmon, flax seeds and walnuts as well as over-the-counter supplements.
A new study shows that most young adults know about the connection between omega-3 fats and brain and heart health. Despite this, only two out of five reported buying or eating omega-3 foods.
Every woman and her disease are different, and each will respond in her own way to different types of foods.
There’s some logic in eating and avoiding certain foods if you have endometriosis. And there are some studies that confirm this logic, but then others seem to refute it. And everyone is unique too.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
We need to delve into the mucky complexities of fats, oils and greases in and beyond the home.
The type of fatty acid is what’s most important when choosing a spread.
Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
It’s all about what you do after you indulge.
Chemicals or a spice rack? Or both?
Chemicals have a bad rap these days. But the fact is that everything is made of chemicals. Here are some of the chemicals at work in your kitchen.
Drinking olive oil might not sound appetising but there is strong evidence it has greater health benefits than low-fat diets.
New research claims banning trans fats could save thousands of lives. The reality is we’ve already moved on.
Some alternative ‘milk’ products are startlingly low on nutrition and many are packed with additives despite their ‘natural’ tag.
There’s a milk revolution going on in supermarkets and it’s showing no sign of retreat. Where formerly we might have had a simple choice between cow milk and soy milk, with a few other niche products available…
The cat that got too fat. But let’s talk about you.
Our understanding of fats – including which ones are actually good for us – is evolving. We know for example that red meat and meat products, cakes and biscuits, which are rich sources of saturated fatty…