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Facts about food disposal in Ireland with tips to help you reduce your waste

Read time: 2 Minutes Even though we know we shouldn’t do it, we’re all guilty of throwing a bit of extra food in the bin. But whether it’s those leftovers from the dinner plate or the bag of lettuce that’s turned a bit brown, all of those small items add up. In fact – in Ireland there are over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Some stats about food waste in Ireland Around one third of this comes from households. Over 300,000 tonnes of food going to waste each year in our homes. This means that each person is throwing out about 80kg of food waste each year, which costs Irish householders €700 each year. In general, there are 3 types of food waste thrown out: • 60% is avoidable food waste, e.g. plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg. • 20% is potentially avoidable food waste, things like bread crusts, potato skins, etc. Habit causing waste • 20% is unavoidable food waste and includes things like chicken bones, banana …

11 healthy types of tea – all available in Ireland

It could be argued that there’s nothing quite as Irish as a good cup of tea. In fact, we are the biggest tea drinking nation in the entire world, per capita. And while there’s nothing wrong with a traditional cup of Barry’s with milk and sugar, there are some healthier herbal alternatives which can push weight loss, help your body to detox, boost your hydration and aid your digestive systems.

9 Reasons why Christmas Dinner is actually good for you

A person is said to consume around 7,000 calories on Christmas Day alone. But don’t go beating yourself up about over indulging on turkey and mince pies. Life is all about balance  – and our favourite Christmas foods do have their health benefits… Brussels sprouts – An 80g serving of Brussels sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange. They’re also a great source or protein, iron and potassium. Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is one of the leanest meats you can eat. In fact, regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol. It also contains essential amino acid Tryptophan which helps you sleep. Cranberry sauce – Cranberries are often said to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. They’re packed with antioxidants and consumption has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Parsnips – Parsnips are great for your gut and digestive health as they have a lot of fibre. They contain folate, potassium and vitamin C. Christmas pudding –  Christmas cake has more …