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2008-07-28 12:00:24

By Sophie Morris Chinese food has a bad reputation in the UK. The rice-heavy meals and fatty meat dishes are thought to lead straight to obesity and heart disease. But properly prepared, says Chinese food expert Lorraine Clissold, the very opposite is true: the Chinese way of eating is healthy and fulfilling, fights illness and prolongs life. She also insists, in her book Why the Chinese Don't Count Calories, that a real Chinese diet won't make you fat, and that the rising levels of...

2008-07-22 00:00:15

By Sophie Morris Forget fatty takeaways. The real Chinese diet is so healthy it could solve the West's obesity crisis. Sophie Morris explains how it works - and nutritionists give their verdict Chinese food has a bad reputation in the UK. The rice-heavy meals and fatty meat dishes are thought to lead straight to obesity and heart disease. But properly prepared, says Chinese food expert Lorraine Clissold, the very opposite is true: the Chinese way of eating is healthy and fulfilling,...

2004-11-29 06:00:06

There's still time to get yourself in shape for Christmas. Shereen Low finds out the easiest ( and healthiest ( ways to slim down and shape up. It's that time of year again. The party season is just around the corner ( and mince pies and canapes, not to mention wine and all things alcoholic, will be overflowing. In the midst of all this food and drink, we're expected to keep fit and slim to fit into that little black dress. Most of us don't want to give up our social lives and slog...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.