Women - Forget bikini perfection, ‘super bodies’ are in for spring
ONE of the
UK’s coldest winters has prompted 88% of women to fill their
shopping baskets with ‘super fruits’ to help fight off illnesses,
rather than buying fad diet foods, a new survey reveals. In
fact, men are now the biggest ‘calorie counters’ with 85% purposely
eating foods low in sugar in order to stay in shape. This compares
with only 24% of women who feel a diet should be based on low fat
Research commissioned by the Florida Department of Citrus discovered
the nation has ditched the dreaded diet with 86% stating that a
healthy immune system to fight illness is the ultimate super body
goal and is more important than losing weight.
Nancy Brown, marketing manager at the Florida Department of Citrus
says:- “It is great to see so many people taking interest in
healthy eating but there is still a long way to go. 73% of the
nation do not realise many ‘super fruits’ such as Florida
Grapefruits can be easily incorporated into meals so you can improve
your body with minimum effort. Let’s hope this trend to glow on the
inside as well as the outside continues.”
Not enough hours in the day
Despite Brits best efforts, 22% of the nation find it hard to stick
to a healthy diet and only manage to cook a meal from scratch once a
week due to their long working hours. This is reflected by 54% of
working mums who are giving up their ‘leisure time’ to cook meals
from scratch so their family have a balanced diet.
Dining out seems to be the perfect solution for 20% of Brits who
arrange weekly meals at friends’ houses so they can benefit from
eating nutritious meals without having to cook for themselves.
It’s not so grim up North
Leeds residents have perfected the healthy eating lifestyle as the
region munches through the most fresh food each week. Londoners
closely miss out with 67% stating they would eat more fruit and
vegetables if they knew how to incorporate them into homemade
dishes. Worryingly, 34% of Mancunians are not eating enough fresh
food and only eat one portion of fruit a day to counterbalance an
Recipe for a healthy lifestyle
Celebrity nutritionist Sally Bee has partnered with the Florida
Department of Citrus to create a week-long eating plan which
incorporates the key ‘super fruits’ into easy to make dishes
designed to keep the nation healthy and glowing throughout spring.
Sally Bee said:- “These days many of us live very busy lives
but there are easy ways to prepare healthy meals in minutes which
include key nutrients such as vitamin C. Once you start eating fresh
foods there is no looking back - you will look and feel great!”
politicians dodging discussion of the country's acute housing
problems, Northern housing association leader, Derek Long, has
decided to play the parties at their own game. He has converted
their campaign posters to focus on the election's unspoken issue -
the shortage of affordable housing.
A £100 cash prize for the most effective designed/reworked poster to
communicate Northern housing challenges is being offered. The
designs should reach the National Housing Federation Manchester
office by Thursday, 29 April 2010.
The National Housing Federation's head of North said:- "It's
preposterous! There are over 600,000 households waiting for decent
affordable housing in the North and the politicians are just ducking
the issue in this campaign! The only way they will listen is if
their own messages come boomeranging back."
A recent poll by the
Federation found that a staggering 80% of young adults in the North
of England believe owning a home is more a dream than a reality.
The majority of people polled in the North (57%) doubted whether the
three main parties would talk about building more affordable homes
enough in the run up to the election.
The 3 examples of the posters Derek has adapted, from the iconic
1979 Saatchi and Saatchi poster, Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning film
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and a spoof Conservative poster
generated from online site:-
mydavidcameron.com, are included here..
Derek's challenge comes as the first Leader's TV debate barely
touched on housing and then only as part of the immigration debate
and the Times list of key issues completely overlooked the record
growth in housing waiting lists and deposits for first time buyers .
Posters should be emailed to:-
email@example.com by noon on Thursday, 29 April