It can be so tempting, can’t it? Walking down the aisles of your food store of choice, browsing the gorgeous goodies on offer, particularly with Christmas coming up... And all those offers and brightly-coloured badges, they mean you’re saving money in the process too. It’s a win-win situation, right?
Here is one drug addiction that is very much under the radar, but so common in the average student diet. Sugar. Very few of us really understand the damage that excessive consumption can do to our bodies, and the part they play in weight gain. Now we are at University we have the freedom to eat what we want, we could easily fall victim to one of the most highly addictive drugs.
Don’t get me wrong – I like a drink. In fact, I’m feeling slightly ropey while writing this after a late night. However, after a lecture last week regarding the big subject, the reality of alcohol and its effects have started to hit home...
For most students, being healthy is easier said than done. But with one University study finding 94% of students wishing they were healthier, what’s stopping them? Well, the reality is, most don’t know where to start, so really it’s no surprise that most of us live off ready meals and takeaways.
WRAP suggest that 60% of all household waste is caused by the misunderstanding of food labels. Considering the scares in the food industry lately, this is completely understandable – nobody wants to risk eating dodgy meat. However, it is not necessarily the date that is important on food labels. It is the pesky phrases that come before it that are causing the confusion.