6 healthy foods that might not be quite so good for you

Glass bottle of banana smoothie and a banana - Westend61
Glass bottle of banana smoothie and a banana – Westend61

Pastel pink and as cute as a button, is there a more recognisable sweet than Percy Pig? Conceived in 1992 and sold by Marks & Spencer, the brand of gummy sweets has come to dominate the confectionery market; in 2018, it was estimated that 10 million bags were sold in the UK every year. 

Hence the national schism caused by Henry Dimbleby, who has accused Percy Pig packaging of being “genuinely misleading”. The Leon co-founder, who has been tasked by the government to lead a review of the British food system, spoke of his “bugbear” about the sweet at the launch of his National Food Strategy, citing it as an example of products whose labels are “increasingly littered with boasts that, if not quite white lies, are at least wilfully misleading.”

In the case of Percy, those include claims

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Cooking a Month’s Worth of Healthy Weeknight Dinners Just Got Way Easier

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Good Housekeeping

In a perfect world, you would never be stuck trying to figure out what to make for dinner — and every meal you make would be delicious, healthy, and take less than 35 minutes to get on the table. Because it’s our mission to make your life more beautiful and delicious, we’re here to help by creating a special collection of our Test Kitchen’s favorite light and easy recipes.

This exclusively curated cookbook includes over 40 healthy, simple, and fast recipes that are guaranteed to become your family’s new weeknight staples.

Our Triple-Test Promise

At Good Housekeeping, we aim to make sure that every recipe we print works in any oven, with any brand of ingredient, no matter what. That’s why we test each recipe in our kitchen at least three times — and often several more times after that. So

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Is It Healthy to Cook With Lard? Experts Say It Depends on What You’re Making

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Photo credit: Maximilian Stock Ltd.

From Prevention

Lard brings to mind traditional meals like flaky pie crusts and fresh Mexican tamales. For many people, it’s also associated with negative health effects such as heart disease, which is why lard has fallen out of favor over the last few decades. But what exactly is lard and is it ever the healthier choice?

What is lard and how is it used?

Ever cooked bacon and saved the grease for something else? Well, then, you’re familiar with lard! Lard is rendered pork fat, which has been strained for a smooth, white fat.

Although it’s not unheard of to spread it on toast like butter, lard is mostly used for cooking. Lard is a star ingredient in some regional and cultural cuisines. It’s used in Latin cuisine to give foods like refried beans, tamales, and empanadas a delicious melt-in-your-mouth texture. Lard is also

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‘Masks 4 MontcoPA’ Volunteers Help Residents Stay Safe, Healthy

NORRISTOWN, PA — It takes a village to protect a county, and few know that better than the volunteers at Masks 4 MontcoPA, a cohort of residents freely offering their time and supplies to make homemade face masks for residents in need.

The work of Masks 4 MontcoPA is coordinated by Tammy Tarloski, Community Information Content Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services in Montgomery County.

Tarloski said the idea for the group was born early in the coronavirus pandemic from discussions within county government of how people can obtain masks. She said she created the Masks 4 MontcoPA Facebook group, but its growth has been largely spurred organically and through collaboration.

Tarloski said she originally created spreadsheets directing “sewists” — a combination of sewing and artist — to requests from those in need of masks, but the approach proved unnecessary thanks to the commitment sewists have to

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