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Heart attack: Three meal staples could lead to heart disease

Heart attack: Three meal staples could lead to heart disease

As less blood reaches the heart muscle, the organ becomes deficient in nutrients and becomes weak. If no oxygen reaches the heart momentarily, then chest pain occurs (known as angina). Any prolonged starvation of oxygen will turn into a heart attack, which can be fatal. In regards to coronary artery disease, where does the fatty substances come from in the first place?

According to WebMD, three main meal staples could be contributing to the plaque problem.

Rice, bread, and pasta – made from white flour – is missing healthy fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

“Refined grains quickly convert to sugar, which your body stores as fat,” WebMD stated.

“A diet high in refined grains can cause belly fat, which studies link to heart disease.”

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The bran contains “important antioxidants, B vitamins and fibre”.

The germ possesses “many B vitamins, some protein, minerals, and healthy fats”.

Meanwhile, the endosperm has “starchy carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals”.

“White flour and white rice are refined grains,” the Oldways Whole Grains Council confirmed.

Both have had their bran and germ removed, leaving only the endosperm.

“Refining a grain removes about a quarter of the protein in a grain, and half to two thirds or more of nutrients,” the Oldways Whole Grains Council added.

However, when most grains around the world became refined grains, widespread nutritional problems occurred around the world.

Since then, many governments now require that refined grains are “enriched”.

“Enrichment adds back fewer than half a dozen of the many missing nutrients,” said the Oldways Whole Grains Council.

Researchers at Simon Fraser University, Canada, confirmed that “a high number of refined grains is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease”.

In the study, refined grains included bread, pasta and noodles made from white flour.

The illuminating results were published in The British Medical Journal.

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Coronation Street star credits 'beautiful' meal during Hull visit

Former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh had a beaming smile on her face after enjoying some free time in Hull.

The Pact actress, who is best known for her soap role as Hayley, dined at brand new Vietnamese restaurant Long An.

She enjoyed a “beautiful” meal at The Paragon Street spot, and even sipped one of the speciality cocktails.

It comes as the 51-year-old actress has been spending some time in the city performing with Hull Truck Theatre.

Speaking about her evening Julie said: “Just had the most beautiful Vietnamese meal at #Long An in #Hull (opposite the train station). A lovely restaurant, amazing service and a special feel about it. Highly recommended!”

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Long An Restaurant is opening in Hull's city centre on May 31
Long An Restaurant

Long An opened last month after intending to launch earlier, but lockdown pushed development back.

It offers fine dining food including traditional Vietnamese dishes, as well as drinks inspired by the country, and some traditional English favourites.

Manager Danny Blakemore said restaurant staff were so pleased when Hayley paid them a visit.

He said: “She was absolutely lovely, and really enjoyed the food.

“The chefs always work to get the highest quality of food and she was full of compliments about it.”

Danny added: “The response we’ve had since reopening has been amazing. That is 100 percent down to my team; they have enthusiasm and willingness to give out guest the food and service they don’t receive anywhere else.

“I couldn’t be prouder.”

The celebrity stop-off comes after Julie has been performing in the city.

She is currently starring in Greatest Play at the theatre.

Julie during rehearsals at Hull Truck Theatre

On Twitter Julie said: “Thank you to all the team at @HullTruck, FOH and backstage, for all your loveliness and for making me so welcome this week.

“And thanks to the people of Hull for coming to see #GreatestPlay and for your friendliness and warmth!”

And the good news is Julie said she will be returning to Hull soon.

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For now she will be travelling to other parts of the UK to perform the show.

The Yorkshire Post called the play “a beautiful love letter to love and humanity”, whilst The Observer said, “if you get the chance to see it, seize it.”

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Marks & Spencer launches £8 meal deal and new ice cream but shoppers divided – 'gutted'

Marks & Spencer launches £8 meal deal and new ice cream but shoppers divided - 'gutted'

If looking for a more substantial meal, M&S customers can get their hands on a new meal deal.

The retailer has recently expanded its plant based range and the products are now available for a dine in option.

Costing just £8, customers can pick one main, one side and one dessert.

Mains include Plant kitchen No Chicken Kiev, Plant Kitchen Melt in the Middle Fish Cakes and the new Plant Kitchen Beef Steak Pies.

The sides on offer include Plant Kitchen Creamy Mashed Potato and new products Plant Kitchen Green Veg Medley and Plant Kitchen Sweet Potato Fries.

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How to live longer: Make breakfast your largest meal of the day to boost longevity – why?

How to live longer: Make breakfast your largest meal of the day to boost longevity - why?

Good sources of protein include chicken breast, tuna, mackerel, salmon, eggs, milk, red lentils, chickpeas, brown bread, nuts and soya.

Regular exercise is also integral to weight loss and overall health.

UK health guidelines advise that adults do some type of physical activity every day – any type of activity is good for you.

For optimal results, you should combine moderate activity with muscle strengthening.

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M&S launches new £8 meal deal for two but shoppers divided – 'so disappointing'

M&S launches new £8 meal deal for two but shoppers divided - 'so disappointing'
Marks & Spencer has added more choices to its Plant Kitchen vegan range. New options include a meal deal which can be picked up for £8.
The retailer shared details on the delicious new offering on social media.

It comes as M&S launched a range of new Plant Kitchen products including Chickenless Crispy BBQ Wings, No Lamb Koftas, Battered Fishless Goujons, Bangers and Sweet Potato & Chickpea Veg Burgers.

Posting about the new deal, M&S wrote: “Our NEW Plant Kitchen vegan meal deal is here!

“Get a flavour-packed main, side and dessert for two for just £8. Plant-based or not, it’s sure to make dinner time epic.”

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Many hungry shoppers shared their excitement at trying the new range and it soon garnered hundreds of comments.

One wrote: “Thank goodness! I am fed up just eating the ‘sides’ in these offers.”

“I’m dairy free and so this is fab,” another added.

“Cheap and so tasty!” A third praised.

One more shopper agreed, and wrote: “I mean £8 for a meal for two, who could complain?”

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While many customers are eager to try the new selection, others raised concerns over what was available.

Some stated they would like more dietary requirements catered for, such as those with a gluten intolerance.

One said: “How about trying this for gluten and wheat free customers please.”

Another said: “Our gluten free range has been reduced to almost nothing. Gluten free for us isn’t a choice.”

The introduction of more plant-based offerings is sure to be welcome news for many customers.

Commenting on the new range, M&S Plant Kitchen Product Developer James Fisher stated: “I am super excited about the new additions to our Plant Kitchen range.

“We’ve gone above and beyond with the innovation for them, even introducing new plant-based sources of protein.

“We put flavour at the forefront when we’re developing our Plant Kitchen range that tastes the same if not better than their meat equivalent.”

Marks & Spencer food is a favourite among many shoppers. 

They will regularly update what is available to give customers more choice.

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How to get rid of visceral fat: Meal frequency influences belly fat – how often to eat

How to get rid of visceral fat: Meal frequency influences belly fat - how often to eat

Studies have shown that you can help trim visceral fat or prevent its growth with both aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) and strength training (exercising with weights).

“Spot exercises, such as sit-ups, can tighten abdominal muscles but won’t get at visceral fat.

Exercise can also help keep fat from coming back,” explains Harvard Health.

According to the health body, you should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days to reduce the belly fat.

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‘First Ronaldo, now this’: Zlatan targeted over restaurant meal snaps as he hits headlines again after red for referee row (VIDEO)

‘First Ronaldo, now this’: Zlatan targeted over restaurant meal snaps as he hits headlines again after red for referee row (VIDEO)

Two days after receiving his first red card in the Italian Serie A for more than nine years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has endured more controversy via accusations that he breached Covid ruled when he was pictured visiting a restaurant.

Despite earning a 3-1 away win that kept them four points clear of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in second place, AC Milan had a flashpoint to forget on the hour mark against Genoa, as their 39-year-old top scorer received a straight red card for the dissent.

Ibrahimovic’s week has worsened after allegations in the Italian press that the fiery striker could have violated Covid rules in Milan by having his friend open a restaurant exclusively for him.

“First Ronaldo, now this,” remarked one journalist, in a nod to Ibrahimovic’s old rival being accused of a similar indiscretion when he embarked on a skiing trip with partner Georgina Rodriguez earlier this year.

“Spoke to two sources. Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not break Covid rules. [The] Italian media [are] pumping out the fake news, the last few days.

“It was a private business meeting. He did not eat anything and was there simply for business.”

Ripping the cocky way the veteran talks about himself in the third person, a reader joked: “Zlatan does not break COVID rules – the COVID rules break for Zlatan?”

Speculation aside, it has been reported elsewhere that Ibrahimovic is close to putting pen to paper on a contract extension with the Rossoneri.

Technical director Paolo Maldini told Sky Sports: “There are only small details missing and, therefore, we are very close to the renewal.”

Netting 15 goals in 17 league appearances for the fallen European giants this season, Ibrahimovic had fired Milan to the top of Serie A until a poor run of results saw them overtaken by cross-city rivals Inter, who are now eight points clear at the top of the table.

That is one of the reasons why, despite the Sweden legend turning 40 in October, the San Siro side are keen to tie him down to what would be his fifth campaign in their iconic red and white jersey, with an official announcement expected in a matter of days. 
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Camping holidays: Expert's top tip on how to keep food cold & have a hot meal in one go

Camping holidays: Expert's top tip on how to keep food cold & have a hot meal in one go

Luckily, if you do get to the campsite and find you’re struggling with your tent, there should be help on hand.

“Talk to the guys that run the campsite,” recommends Mr Warner Smith.

“Chances are, they’ve, they’ve seen it before with other campers and they’re always good people to help you out.”

Furthermore, they may also have some great tips on the local area, as well as ways to get more for your money.

“They’re generally people who are really passionate about this space that they’ve created and the site they set up.