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McDonald’s Fries v. Homemade Fries

Published on 26 August 2014

If your journey back from work frequently involves a stop-over to buy fries from a drive-through, you may want to read this.

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Fresh Tuna v. Canned Tuna

Published on 12 August 2014

Who doesn’t keep a stash of canned tuna in the pantry to use as a sandwich filler or in stews, pasta sauces or salads?

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Zero Noodles – A Miracle Zero-Calorie Food?

Published on 11 August 2014

Used throughout Asia as a popular diet food, Zero Noodles are eaten as a replacement for rice and pasta. Its makers claim that just by replacing the carbohydrate from your evening meal with a pack of Zero Noodles you can dramatically reduce your overall calorie intake for the day. This means you could lose 1lb a week or more without even trying!

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Fresh Lemon Juice v. Bottled Lemon

Published on 04 August 2014

Do you squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon or do you just use the bottled stuff? Is bottled lemon juice as good as the real thing?

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Fresh Tomatoes v. Canned Tomatoes

Published on 28 July 2014

We don’t always have time to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis so it is a good idea to keep a stash of canned foods in the pantry.

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Mars Bar v. Alpen Light Bar

Published on 21 July 2014

Are you craving chocolate right now? You might be thinking of replacing it with a ‘healthier’ cereal bar instead. But are cereal bars really healthier?

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Hummus v. Guacamole

Published on 14 July 2014

Guacamole and hummus are quite similar in lots of ways. They are great as dips with crackers, and equally good as spreads on sandwiches and wraps.

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Nutella v. Chocolate Cream Cheese

Published on 16 June 2014

Are you craving some chocolate spread on your toast? Here we compare two chocolate spreads you can find in your local supermarket. Which one is better?

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Babybel v. Laughing Cow Triangles

Published on 27 May 2014

You would like to include some healthy snacks in your kid’s school lunch box. A popular choice with kids is cheese, especially in fun shapes...

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Is food addictive?

Published on 03 March 2014

Some experts believe that it is not appropriate to term food as 'addictive' as it is essential to life and not something that people can be weaned off. However, research has found that high sugar snacks activate areas of the brain that are also stimulated by hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. This suggests that highly palatable foods – those rich in fat, sugar and salt - may be addictive. So does food addiction really exist and - if it does - can it be treated?

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