UK Fruit

Vegetables - The Elixir of Life?

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

What if I said that I could help you reduce the risk of dying before your time by 42%? Where do I sign, I hear you say? I'm not looking for you to go on an Indiana Jones style quest or even sign away your life possessions. All I ask is that you up your fruit and vegetable intake. Is that it????

'I Eat Up To 51 Bananas Per Day': Woman Credits Raw Vegan Diet For Her Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Freelee, the self-proclaimed 'diet guru', who eats as many as 51 bananas per day in a bid to stay slim and healthy - unsurprisingly she's also kn...

Is the New 'Seven Fruits and Vegetables a Day' Recommendation Really Achievable?

Imogen Groome | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Upon Googling the phrase "7 fruits and vegetables a day", I am greeted with a plethora of articles and blogs with contrasting statistics and opinions. Some pages are telling the general public to eat 7 portions, some advise 10...

How To Whiten Your Teeth With A Banana, And Other Crazy Uses For Fruit

The Huffington Post UK/Buzzfeed | Rachael Getzels | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So, you thought fruit was just another part of a balanced diet right? Well you're wrong. It's so much more. From using lemon as deodorant to rubbi...

Have You Had Your SEVEN A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough, new research suggests, and seven portions every day could have a more protective effect...

Giant King Strawberries To Go On Sale (And Just In Time For Valentine's Day)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Giant strawberries larger than the average egg and big enough for sharing have gone on sale across the UK in time for Valentine's Day. Marks & Spen...

Another Variety Of World's Stinkiest Fruit Arrives In the UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Is it an open sewer? A soiled nappy? No, that wondrous smell is the fragrance of durian, the world's stinkiest fruit. It honks so bad that in Sing...

Purple Tomato Juice Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Norwich scientists are on the brink of harvesting their first crop of genetically modified purple tomatoes. Said to be packed with health benefits ...

Eat The Ugly Veg, Says Tesco

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

Fussy customers who reject misshapen fruit and vegetables need to be educated about food waste, Tesco has told MPs. The supermarket said "wonky" pr...

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Avozilla: The Giant Avocado That Guacamole Lovers Have Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's only one thing HuffPost UK Lifestyle love more than avocados, and that's big fat avocados. So imagine our delight when we came across the ...

Eating Fruit Can Reduce The Risk Of Which Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain, almost 90% of people who have diabetes are diagnosed with type 2 - where the body produces some but not sufficient insulin. Unlike typ...

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

WATCH: How To Cut Up A Watermelon In 20 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, 21 seconds, to be precise. But, hey - we're still inordinately impressed by the chap in this new viral video, whose way with a watermelon (and a...

Taking A French Pastry Class

Ben Falk | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

Want to know why a financier is called a financier? And no, I don't mean that kind, I mean the cakey type. Because the tins they are traditionally cooked in makes them look like gold bullion. There, you've learned something. It wasn't the only thing I learned on my French pastry course...

How to Beat the Supermarket

Amy Murnan | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Murnan

As a keen cook, I love cooking with fresh fruit and veg, but while I want to spend time going to Cardiff's Market and getting all my shopping, I simply don't have time to spend half a day walking there and struggling back with a load of food.

Fruit Packers Found Dead On Tory Peer’s Country Estate

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Two farm workers have died after being found in a fruit packhouse on a Tory peer's country estate. The two men, Scott Cain, 23, and Ashley Clarke, ...

Organic Food: A Waste of Money

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Organic isn't better for you. Eating organic food won't stop imaginary 'toxins' from bypassing your liver and making you sick. Buying organic can potentially cause greater harm to the environment. Eating local is no guarantee of reducing your carbon footprint.

Which Fruit Could Improve Your Sleep by 35%?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

When I wrote Relax In A Minute, the chapter people asked about more than any other was the one on sleep. I was surprised at just how many people struggle with dropping off and sleeping deeply. So is it possible that eating fruit before bed could possibly help?

What To Eat For Your Skin Type

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Piling pounds of the latest super cream your face in the morning might make you feel better, but many beauty professionals no longer believe the produ...

Introducing The 'Papple', A Pear Disguised As An Apple

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK

A fruit so new it is yet to be named, but described as a pear disguised as an apple, is to go on sale in the UK next week. Marks and Spencer says t...

Mild Winter WIll Lead To Smaller Fruit Crops, 'Could Drive Up Prices' In 2012

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

This year's mild winter could lead to smaller crops of fruits in the autumn, potentially pushing up prices, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) warn...

Feed Your Skin With Fruit And Veg, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables will not only keep you healthy and slim, but gives your skin a boost too, according to a new scientific...

Superfood – Not As Healthy As You Think, Reveals Study

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you think adding acai and Goji berries to your diet will give you a health kick and decrease your risk of cancer, you might want to reconsider your...

Study: Fruit And Vegetables Are The Key To Beating Heart Disease

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers from the McMaster University in Canada have found that eating a balanced mixture of fruit and vegetables daily, keeps the heart healthy. ...