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Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Business, Featured, Food, Lifestyle
We're drinking 95 million cups of coffee a day — and there's definitely a catch. It keeps us from tearing out our hair on our morning commutes and can help us live longer. While most of the UK spends today hitting the high streets, a large part of the population will unknowingly be celebrating another unofficial holiday -- National Espresso Day. But given the UK’s apparent love for coffee, every day may as well be declared as National Espresso Day. According to The British Coffee Association, 95 million cups of coffee are consumed by the country each day. Whether it be a flat white, macchiato, or instant grounds, the coffee bean is responsible for the espresso in our drinks and the caffeine in our veins. The demand for coffee is so high that a 2018 report by the Allegra W
Hungry Britain or nah?

Hungry Britain or nah?

Brexit, Featured, Food, Lifestyle
Is there a threat to the food supplies if UK crashes out of the EU without a deal? With only 128 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union, the proposed Brexit deal still hasn’t been approved. Moreover, after the resignation of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, the challenge of getting Parliament to accept the draft agreement has become even tighter. Which means that if a “no deal” Brexit becomes a reality, one of the critical issues would be the food supplies or more like the lack of them. This could impact not only our day-to-day lives but as the chairman of Public sector 100 - Andy Jones, told “The Observer”, about 40 per cent of food for hospital patients is imported from the EU, including chicken and salad. “It is not just of ca
Junk Food Ads are Leaving the Station

Junk Food Ads are Leaving the Station

Featured, Food, Lifestyle
Junk food adverts are set to be banned from Tube stations and bus stops in London to confront the rising rates of childhood obesity. Draft plans are expected to be formally approved this coming week, which prevent the promotion of high fat, sugar and salt fast food throughout the Transport for London network. The London Food Strategy plans were proposed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan earlier this year to tackle what he describes as a ‘ticking timebomb’ of childhood obesity. In May he told the Metro: “If we don’t take bold steps against it, we are not doing right by our young people as well as placing a huge strain on our already pressurised health service in years to come.” London currently holds the status of the European city with the most overweight and obese children, wi
What the freak is wrong with FreakShakes?

What the freak is wrong with FreakShakes?

Food, Lifestyle
We may lose freak shakes this Sugar Awareness week (12th-18th November).  During the week charity 'Action on Sugar' discussed the future of sugar and calorie reduction. As this year’s theme is ‘Eating out’, their first call is to propose a ban on Freakshakes. Especially in cafes and restaurants because of the excessive calorie content. "I've worked as a nutritionist for a couple of years. Obviously, this news didn't surprise me at all" -Martha Johnson, told Voice of London. "People have a right to know about nutrition information and they need to be aware of what they consume. However, I don't think that the idea of banning these products is quite right. Personally, I would rather call for writing information on sugars, calories and norms clearly in every menu. Strong restrict
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