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Once ‘exotic’ foods now family staples – because of mum

Modern mums are more adventurous with their family meals than their mothers ever were, new research has shown. The study of 2,000 mums found eight in ten were raised on a staple of British classics such as Shepherd’s Pie, Roast Lamb and Toad in the Hole with food from overseas a rarity. Nearly half of [...]


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Humble roast dinner tops list of most-loved comfort foods

The traditional roast dinner has been unveiled as Britain’s best-loved comfort food. The classic meal topped the list of food which Brits turn to most to keep spirits high during the cold months. Another old favourite, shepherd’s pie, was runner up in the study, with chips, lasagne and spaghetti bolognese completing the top five comfort [...]


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Cup half empty – average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

The typical Brit rates their fitness level at just 46%, a study has revealed. Research among 2,000 adults found most live an ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle amid a dizzy round of too much booze and endless high-fat food. Worryingly, a large percentage went as far as to admit they found it tough to summon enough energy to [...]


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The average Christmas menu – sprouts and peas in, cranberry sauce and broccoli out

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The British Christmas menu has been decided, with the average family tucking into prawn cocktail, turkey breast and Christmas pudding on the big day, a survey and infographic has revealed. Although most of the traditions have remained over the years, cranberry sauce and bread sauce are now off the menu – along with broccoli, cauliflower [...]


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3/4 of new mums ‘too busy’ to eat properly

A woman’s diet suffers after she becomes a mum, a new study has revealed. Research has found the diet and eating patterns of  many women get worse once they have had a baby, and during their child’s first six months, three quarters of new mums would often find that they were too busy to eat [...]


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Eating smelly food and being a ‘feeder’ among list of office food faux pas

The majority of the British workforce now reach for their first treat of the day at 11.30am – officially known as ‘snack o’clock’, a new study has revealed. A survey of 2,000 office workers found that while 72% start the day full of energy, it rapidly disappears as the day progresses. By 11.30am, most workers [...]


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Children risking dehydration around during term-time

Millions of schoolchildren could be at risk of dehydration – after a report found many go for as long as 18 hours without a drink. Experts warned of the dangers amid the lingering heat-wave which shows no sign of abating as the nation’s kids begin a new term this week. The study showed more than one [...]


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‘Kitchen Klutz’ – basic dishes escape the average cooks’ repertoire

The average adult is a ‘kitchen klutz’, struggling to cook a string of simple dishes such as cheese on toast, jacket potatoes and spaghetti bolognese, according to a new report. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study into the culinary skills of 2,000 adults aged 18 to 65, found a large percentage lack basic knowledge. [...]


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Hot Potato – spuds voted nation’s favourite vegetable

The potato has officially been hailed as the nation’s favourite vegetable, according to a new study. Researchers found the versatile root veg is loved by most British adults and children alike, and has become a meal-time staple. Indeed, adults love potatoes in all variations – from eating it as a jacket spud, mash, roasties and [...]


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23 minutes – time it now takes to chomp through three meals a day

We now blitz through our three meals a day – in just 23 minutes, research has found. A study, which profiled the eating habits of busy Brits, found that breakfast disappears in six minutes, lunch in eight, and dinner in just nine, with one in five never sitting down at the table to eat their [...]


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