Thursday, May 21, 2009

Takeaway research and statistics

Middle classes hooked on takeaways as hectic lifestyles turn Britain into a 'fast food nation' | Mail Online: "The average Indian or Chinese takeaway meal contains around 1,400 calories - almost three-quarters of a woman’s daily allowance - and consists of up to 60 per cent fat." says a new report comissioned by vegetarian meat manufacturer Quorn (Premiier Brands)

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Quorn was one of the sausages featured at dine in and gourmet takeaway venue tibits in London as part of the Nattional Vegetarian Week celebrations.

Judges Nitin Mehta MBE from Young Indian Vegetarians, Angela Bryant a Trustee from The Vegetarian Society, Peter Langsam from Planet Organic, Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist with Foods for Life and Reto Frei proprietor of tibits restaurant in Piccadilly chose Redwoods sausages as the overall favourite. They were blind tasted and voted for on taste. See Vegetarian Sausage taste Test

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

5 a Day - Are you getting enough?

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5 a Day Are you getting enough? Tibit's restaurant in Picadilly London launched a National Vegetarian Week campaign today to encourage people to get their 5 a day.

Vegetarian model Juliet was transformed into Eve - an artistic 5 a day installation in tibit's window on Heddon street. Paparrazzi cameras clicked as Juliet took a bite from one of her 5 a day portions - a big juicy red apple that Adam would have been proud of.

tibit's are on a mission to prove that plant foods can be indulgent and sexy and shake off the preconcieved ideas of vegetarian food that some long in the tooth city chefs still cling to.

On thursday tibits plan to elabourate on this theme with a National Vegetarian Week breakfast event for journalists that showcases the top vegetarian products from around the UK. To be added to guest list (Journalists) please visit Tibits National Vegetarian week Event

Thursday, May 07, 2009

CDC H1N1 Flu Swine Fever Pig Flu

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CDC H1N1 Flu | CDC H1N1 Flu Update: U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection


So the latest is..... no surprise that the pig producing state of Illinois ((producing over 8 Million pigs per year) is winning the league tables for confirmed cases of Swine flu (H1N1 flu)

Illinois now have 122 cases compared with New York's 97 cases.

The pig industry is keen to play down the risks and say there is "no health risk from eating Pork" but meanwhile 3,000 pigs have died in mysterious fires in factory pig farms since the Pig Flu outbreak (Illinois Pig Farm Fires)

The word from the Pharmaceutical Industry is that we should be fairly safe for the summer the big dangers will be in the fall / Autumn 2009 when it's thought the virus could mutate again and we could be in serious trouble.

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London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says " Make an appointment with a qualified Nutritionist for a full check up, tests, and then optimise your health and particularly your immune system so you have a fighting chance this winter. Particularly if you are at all stressed as adrenal stress uses up vast amounts of nutrients than can leave various functions in your body compromised"

Foods for Life Nutritionists can provide you with a personal emergency health management strategy to reduce risks should you have to travel and be in high risk situations.

Meanwhile National Vegetarian Week campainers are suggesting a Star Trek Diet is the best way to protect against Swine Flu