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  • Foods which can cause bloating

    Foods which can cause bloating

    Feeling full after a meal can be very satisfying, but when your belly swells from bloating caused by gas or other digestive issues, that good feeling can soon turn to discomfort. Bloating can be incredibly uncomfortable and in some cases even desperately painful if wind becomes trapped in the digestive system and unable to move

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    Junk Food And Children's Behaviour

    Junk Food And Children’s Behaviour

    There are plenty of reasons not to feed children junk food too often, but is bad behaviour one of them? Research on the subject has led towards the conclusion that junk food – i.e. foods with high levels of sugar or saturated fats with little nutritional value – does indeed have an effect on the

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    Eating Local Food

    Eating Local Food

    Our diet in the west is fabulously diverse, rich in the kinds of foods that simply weren’t available to us just a few generations ago. But the price of this on-tap variety is an increased carbon footprint as foods are moved by rail, road and air around the globe to satisfy our dietary whims. As

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    Misconceptions of ‘ Sell by dates’

    Misconceptions of ‘ Sell by dates’

    It’s a talking point that forever crops up in the news or articles, ‘Sell by dates’. Most people are still unsure as to what these dates really mean, how safe is it to eat foods after the dates etc. Shockingly, we are a throw away nation, on average we throw 10% of food in the

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    Ideas for using cream cheese in your cooking

    Ideas for using cream cheese in your cooking

    If you detest seeing good food go to waste, then you may regularly find yourself despairing at the short shelf-life of fresh dairy produce. Yoghurt, milk, and cream all sit in the fridge just waiting to turn – they need to be consumed and enjoyed swiftly to catch them at their best. If, despite your

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    Cooking The perfect Poached Egg

    Cooking The perfect Poached Egg

    Poaching eggs is a much healthier option than frying but it can be tricky to master. The perfect poached egg should be firm, creamy white and a runny yolk that is beginning to harden around the edges. So what’s the secret to getting it just right? Water The term ‘poach’ means to cook in simmering

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