Mouthing off

10 April, 2009
Page 43 

"Things that normally would be pleasurable for rats didn't elicit the same degree of relish, which leads us to believe that a salt deficit and the craving associated with it can induce one of the key symptoms associated with depression"

- Somebody call the FSA! Psychologist Kim Johnson at the University of Iowa discovers that eating more salt could be a natural antidepressant after rats, deprived of sodium chloride, were found to shun pleasurable activities like drinking a sugary substance, suggesting salt could be a mood enhancer in humans

"We're hopeful the original bun will catch on, become an established part of Easter and potentially be sold through other stores"

- The Very Rev Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral, seeks to reclaim the hot cross bun and, in the run-up to Good Friday, convinces the local Sainsbury's to sell the Alban bun, which dates back to 1361 and is said to be a more cakey bun with cardamom and a cross cut into the top. He urges bakers not to sell cross-topped buns throughout the year, saying: "I'm not sure why this is necessary".





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