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Bread inspiration

August 20th, 2015 by

Have you been inspired by this year’s Great British Bake Off to give making your own bread a go? We hope so. Have a look at our section on the pitfalls of what could go wrong to save you from a baking fail. We even have a video of Paul Hollywood himself passing on his […]

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Top 10 facts about bread

July 16th, 2015 by

In July, wrapped and sliced bread celebrated its inception. Initially there was an outcry – the bread would go stale more quickly, people wanted the right to choose how to slice their loaf. Soon though it won favour. And when it was stopped during the second World War to conserve the metal for the war […]

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

July 9th, 2015 by

Apparently the phrase ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ is a hangover from World War II when, in an effort to save much needed metal, the US Government stopped bakeries from using machines to slice bread and instead reverted to selling unsliced loaves. This was so unpopular with the nation that after just 2 months […]

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Healthy and balanced diets

Sliced bread with caution tape

July 1st, 2015 by

The plethora of dietary advice is overwhleming. There’s sugar-free; wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free; casein-free to name but a few. And even within the same publication – often in the same issue – the advice can be contradictory. So what is a girl to do? We want to be healthy – take care of our bodies […]

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Warning over home allergy kits

IBS and bloating

June 17th, 2015 by

Leading scientists have warned that many over-the-counter allergy kits – including food allergy kits – are not reliable.  Stuart Jones – principal biochemist at King George Hospital, London – has called for more regulation of the sector. Allergies, and the harmful effects of allergies, have increased over the years.  For example UK hospital admissions for […]

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M&S to add vitamin D to its packaged bread

June 9th, 2015 by

Fortification of all UK produced flour (except wholemeal) became a legal requirement soon after the Second World War. At this time of food shortages the population were missing out on essential nutrients and vitamins. The Government wanted to improve the health of the nation so decided that, by law, flour should include added vitamins and […]

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Skipping meals linked to abdominal weight gain

June 5th, 2015 by

New research from the Ohio State Univesity has found that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. Mice who were given all their calories in one meal were compared with mice who had free access to food and their weight-loss and subsequent weight gain was measured […]

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May 2nd, 2015 by

Reality star, Georgia Kousoulou, has come out in support of bread – all bread. She has joined the UKs flour millers and bakers in their efforts to get young women to re-evaluate bread.  Typically it is one of the first foods shunned by those looking to lose weight. Health professionals warn against eliminating food groups […]

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