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Lose weight, eat Greggs?

High street bakery chain Greggs has launched a summer diet plan, Minimise Me – despite including sausage rolls and doughnuts - that can help people lose weight.

Whole grains linked to healthy hearts

Whole grains may help significantly lower the risk of heart disease in overweight and obese adults who are under the age of 50, according to a new study.

Lower-fat pasty from Proper Cornish

Cornish pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish has launched a lower-fat pasty aimed at providing great-tasting, nutritional foods as part of a more balanced diet. 

New report claims fatty foods are healthy

New advice that eating more fat could be the answer to the nation’s obesity crisis has caused a furious backlash from senior UK nutritionists.

Sugar is Brit’s biggest health concern, not fat

New research from market analyst, Mintel, has shown that we are more concerned about sugar than fat and calories.

Carbs linked to lung cancer?

A US study has found a link between lung cancer and eating a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI), a measure of carbohydrate content.

New gluten-free bakery for Bideford

The Instow Kitchen, a new bakery and coffee shop, is opening in north Devon, and everything is 100% gluten-free.

M&S to add fibre to all bread

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the food and clothing chain, has announced it will become the first UK retailer to start adding fibre to its entire range of pre-packed bread and rolls.

New salt link to obesity

Obesity could be linked to a high salt intake – regardless of overall calorific consumption, a new study has found.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

Gordon Polson

Sugar: the reaction

The report today on sugar and carbohydrates has prompted a raft of mixed reactions - from supporters to those who feel the targets will be difficult to attain. Here British Baker compiles those comments:

Sugar
Sugar is in the spotlight again
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Sugar debate reignites with new report

Health campaigners have released findings of higher concentrations of sugar in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks than in a bag of Haribo. 

Georgia Kousoulou
Georgia Kousoulou backs bread campaign
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TOWIE star joins pro-bread drive

The Federation of Bakers has teamed up with The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Georgia Kousoulou to counter the perception among women that bread is unhealthy. 

Gerhard’s blog: Bread and Circuses

Gerhard casts serious doubt on whether Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread for his diet is a healthy choice. 

Trade bodies combat negative image of bread

Two bakery trade organisations have met up to discuss the negative press around bread.

AAK supports government’s saturated fat pledge

UK fats and ingredients supplier AAK is helping manufacturers reduce the saturated fat content of products.

Consumers favour healthier eating-out options

Consumers are influenced by the availability of healthier food options when choosing where to eat out, according to the latest figures.

Food labelling plan launched

The government has announced plans for consistent front-of-pack food labelling, which will include traffic lights and guideline daily amounts (GDAs), to be introduced next year.

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