Tag Archives: Cooking

‘Sallets’ – how to eat healthily the 1600s way

Geo-grafika/Shutterstock Catie Gill, Loughborough University and Sara Read, Loughborough University When we think of food in the past, it is often images of Henry VIII with a table groaning with meat dishes that springs to mind. But in fact our ancestors knew more about the health benefits of eating salads – normally thought of as a cold dish of herbs …

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Why most food labels are wrong about calories

OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it. Bryan Kennedy, CC BY-NC Richard Wrangham, Harvard University and Rachel Carmody, Harvard University Looks so official and definitive…. FDA Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. …

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