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GOOD HEALTH

Tefal’s ActiFry low-oil fryer range uses a unique and patented pulsating heat system and rotating paddle to cook a variety of nutritious meals with just a spoonful of oil

STARTS IN THE KITCHEN

THE BEST BODIES AREN’T CREATED ON THE RUNNING TRACK OR IN THE GYM. THEY’RE CREATED IN THE KITCHEN, WHERE THE PATH TO GOOD HEALTH BEGINS. GC REPORTS

is perceived by many to be a lot of work, which in itself is a detail that electrical retailers should be able to capitalise on.

IT’S

“There is no doubt there is a huge opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to respond to the change in consumer cooking and eating habits by recommending appliances that cater for individual needs,” asserts Jane Rylands, Head of Marketing Communications at Glen Dimplex Home Appliances. “Consumer research recently conducted by Belling revealed the growth of ‘multimeal households’ which include several different eating plans or diets at any one time. In fact, in an average household of four, the research showed that 50% of family members are following a specific diet – including vegetarian, paleo, vegan, coeliac, or just low fat, low calorie or low carb diets. This means that home cooks are creating multiple dishes at meal times and therefore need appliances with the capacity and flexibility to accommodate their family’s demands.”

that time of the year when, with the best will in the world, many commit to a new health regime in order to obtain a slimmer and fitter physique. Some will fall off the bandwagon in the early stages, but others will go on to join the growing band of health-oriented people for whom nutrition and fitness form an important part of their everyday lives. Evidence shows that more UK consumers are becoming health conscious, many realising the benefits of wholesome eating regimes or simply taking steps to control the quantity, quality and content of the food and drink they consume, recognising (albeit reluctantly in some instances) that Strawberry Pom Mojitos do not constitute part of their recommended ‘5-a-day’. 16

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According to research by Nielsen, Britons’ desire to restrict the type of ingredients that are unhealthy – certainly if consumed in excess – is illustrated by volume sales of sugar declining 8.1% year on year, and processed soup, which is often high in sodium, declining by 10.7%. Among the 14 countries in which Nielsen measures sugar sales, Britain had the second biggest fall, and in the 16 countries in which it measures soup, our nation recorded the third largest fall. We all know the foodstuffs that contribute to our wellbeing, but what about the tools that make it easier to accomplish the well-balanced nutritional menu that will keep our bodies and minds in top form? The truth is that healthy cooking

COOKING CHAOS

Get Connected Magazine - March 2017  
Get Connected Magazine - March 2017  

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