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The health of London’s high streets

The health of London’s high streets

Investigations, Specials
Seven sisters has the least healthy high street in London, according to a recent study by the Royal Society for Public health. The study created a ‘Richter Scale of Health’ to measure the healthiness of shops on the high street. This was done by ranking ‘unhealthy’ shops on high streets – bookmakers, tanning salons, payday lenders and fast food outlets – and ‘healthy’ shops – libraries, leisure centres, dentist, opticians, pubs and bars. London managed to escape the list for the top ten unhealthiest high streets nationwide, with Grimsby taking the number one spot. The study included a top ten specifically for the capital. Below is a map of the ten healthiest (green) and the ten unhealthiest (red) high streets in London. West Green Road/ Seven Sisters took the number
Healthy vs Unhealthy high streets

Healthy vs Unhealthy high streets

Food, Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
A report has warned that high streets filled with fast-food outlets, betting shops and tanning salons can have a significant impact on shortening the residents’ lives. While locals living in towns stacked with book shops and pharmacies have a potential for longer life. UK’s high streets The research, conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), analysed 70 major UK towns and cities and it turned out that Britain’s High Streets are getting unhealthier. Grimsby, which is known as Europe’s Food Town because of its fish-processing industry, now has a worse reputation. The town is the first in the unhealthy High Streets list, followed by Walsall and Blackpool. The healthiest outlets awards go to Edinburgh and Canterbury. London’s high streets Muswell Hill Broadway w
Science isn’t getting any ‘butter’

Science isn’t getting any ‘butter’

Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Advice about the dangers of cholesterol is now being opposed by some scientists After all these years of being told to not eat foods high in cholesterol, a small group of scientists have begun to claim that it is okay to eat foods that are high in cholesterol. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a piece that said “saturated fat does not clog the arteries.” Another website, Medical News Today, also posted an article declaring that high cholesterol does not have any links to heart disease. Meanwhile, well known organisations like World Health Organization (WHO) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) stick to their conclusions that saturated fat will increase the risk of heart disease. Foods like butter, lard, cheese, and fatty meats are the culprits that contain the mo

A healthy snack for lazy people

Featured, Food
Need a simple, easy, guilt free recipe? With cupboard ingredients and a few extra things, try out a healthier alternative to fat filled crisps. Courgette crisps Time: 25 minutes                    Number of people: 2-3 Ingredients: 1 courgette 114g golden breadcrumbs (half of the cardboard tub) 100g hard cheese strength 4 or parmesan 20ml olive oil 1½ tsp smoked paprika powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper Method 1. Preheat oven to 175ºC. 2. Combine the breadcrumbs, hard cheese, smoked paprika powder, sea salt and black pepper. 3. Chop the courgette to medium sized slices. Be careful not to cut them too thick, as it will not cook properly. However at the same time, do not cut them too thin as they will be flimsy even after baking or burn easily. 4
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