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Our Health: The War on Caffeine

Our Health: The War on Caffeine

One of the ‘Big 4’ grocery supermarkets has announced that anyone who buys a high-caffeine drink will be asked for their age. Recently, Asda, Aldi and Waitrose all stopped selling high caffeine drinks to youngsters. Morrisons will now follow with 646 of its UK stores planning to introduce an age restriction on 84 products. (Even if […]

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France bans sugary drink refills

France bans sugary drink refills

Over a long period of time, many restaurants have encouraged you to get a sugary drink and keep on going back for more. Such an open invitation can have a big effect on the way people live their lives because, as the calories stack up, it can lead people to be overweight. Suddenly, out of […]

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Smartphones can keep us healthy

Smartphones can keep us healthy

In our cosy world full of labour-saving gadgets more and more people worry about their general fitness. But they shouldn’t worry too much because there are loads of ways to stay healthy. Nowadays, smartphones hold lots of really useful health-related information about our food and drink, such as the number of calories or the sugar […]

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Nestle says they will cut sugar from chocolate by 40%

Nestle says they will cut sugar from chocolate by 40%

The company that makes KitKat and Aero says its researchers have found a way to structure chocolate differently to make it 40% less sugar. As a result, the manufacturer aims to make the bars healthier – without changing the taste.  Nestle milk chocolate is typically 50% sugar and white chocolate is as much as 60% […]

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Is breakfast a waste of time??

Is breakfast a waste of time??

  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it is a great start and it stops you snacking during the rest of the day. But not everyone agrees. Some scientists argue about the fact that breakfast is a waste of time but some think it is true. Studies show skipping breakfast is […]

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Zika Virus: Babies born with small brains

Zika Virus: Babies born with small brains

  The Zika virus is a desturbing and alarming infection that is expanding across North and South America. Thousands of babies that are being born with underdeveloped brains caused by the virus. The biggest concern is the impact on babies. There have been 3,500 cases that have involved new borns with tiny brains. Unfortunately there is […]

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How much sugar?

How much sugar?

It’s generally accepted that most UK children consume too much sugar.  Our youngsters (and adults for that matter) could cut down by eating less sugary food, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits and by drinking fewer sugary drinks. Too much sugar can make you become overweight and can also cause tooth decay. Experts say that […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush

Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush

We all know Jamie Oliver as a famous TV chef who has lots of restaurants dotted around the country. Now, in his campaign known as ‘Jamie’s Sugar Rush’ he’s using his popularity to highlight the dangers of having too much sugar in our diets. His website states: This year my team and I started looking […]

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Children favouring Scooters to get to School   

Children favouring Scooters to get to School   

Walking to school was a nightmare but now that loads of new scooters have come out there is no need to panic. The school run is now much quicker because more children are scooting and fewer children are walking. Amazon UK have almost 3,800 children’s scooters and related products, with scooters ranging from about £30 […]

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400 Suitcases from an Abandoned Asylum Displayed

400 Suitcases from an Abandoned Asylum Displayed

The treatment of patients who suffer from mental illness has changed dramatically since the 1800s. A discovery of a stash of suitcases in an attic of an abandoned asylum has provided a fascinating insight into what life was like in those times. Over 400 suitcases, packed with the belongings of people who lived and died […]

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