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Could gluten-free diets cause type 2 diabetes?

Coeliac sufferers will tell you all about how gluten can cause discomfort, nausea and even much more serious illnesses, but luckily for those who must follow a gluten-free diet their choices has increased year-on-year.

Fortunately or unfortunately — depending on your viewpoint — the range of products now stocked on our supermarket and warehouse shelves that is certified gluten-free has increased due to the increase in people choosing to follow a gluten-free diet.

What used to be a prescription-only food has quickly become a global health fad, with celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham swearing by a gluten-free diet. But for how much longer? Research published by Harvard University has found a link between gluten-free diets and an increased risk in developing type 2 diabetes.

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Hot diggity dogs: Our American food obsession

Iconic around the world, the hotdog is an American obsession that has transcended the United States to become consumed all over the planet.

Combined with ketchup, mustard and fried onions, the hotdog is a common sight at sporting events, fairs, cinemas and fast food restaurants up and down the country.

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Food Standards Scotland suggest reducing portion sizes to curb obesity

The Food Standards agency in Scotland is calling for action in a bid to cut obesity rates as they believe that portion control has been lost due to the ‘more-for-less’ culture.

Despite rising costs, we consumers are looking to stretch the pounds in our pocket for bigger meals and large portions sizes are top of the list.

Scotland’s food watchdog believes that calorie labelling, smaller portion sizes and better quality healthy alternatives should be available to everyone who dines out.

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Beer there drunk that: The importance of good beer

Have you ever assessed how you are serving your beer? Take into consideration the glass you serve up the suds to customers with? Or even just what type of beer you are serving?

Well, either way, the perfect pint is not really that difficult to attain.

From the way you store the drinks you serve to the vessel you serve your alcoholic drinks in, you really do need to wow your customers from end-to-end.

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Pancake Day 2017: Cream of the crepe

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One of the most important days in the Christian calendar, Pancake Day signals the last day before the start of Lent, and the build up to Easter.

Pancakes themselves are quite a strange and often unseen delicacy (yes, we’re calling them a delicacy!) until this very day each year.

But the crepe — the more refined cousin of our traditional pancake — is a much tastier and frequently seen option.

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652 UK hotels fail food hygiene inspections: Don’t become a statistic

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A total of 652 hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs in the United Kingdom have failed their latest food safety inspections, including even four and five-star rated venues.

In the survey conducted by Which? Travel, many failed for basic hygiene errors with inspectors discovering seafood past expiry date, raw meat stored next to sauces and high-risk food stored in areas without proper temperature control.

Some 19 hotels were even given a zero rating — the lowest possible score attainable.

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Vegetable prep machines

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Prepping fruit and vegetables will probably take up a vast portion of your kitchen downtime, but why spend hours painstakingly peeling, chopped and slicing all of your raw produce when you can save time and effort with a simple appliance?

It’s probably about time you learnt about the major benefits of vegetable prep machines can bring then.

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