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Dietary advice explained: Fat

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Following on from last month’s overview of dietary advice, and why it is constantly changing, this month we focus in on the issues surrounding fats. What are the different types, and are they good or bad for us?

Why is dietary advice constantly changing?

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There is a never-ending stream of new studies that show one particular component of food to be potentially good or bad for our health. It is natural to ask why scientists can’t give us a straight answer, but there are many reasons why studying diet and health is wrought with complications.

Meet our local suppliers

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An important part of True Food’s ethos is to use local suppliers wherever possible. Here, three of our suppliers tell us about their produce and their relationship with True Food.

Why buy local, seasonal food?

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September is a time of year in which, since the dawn of agriculture, harvest has been celebrated. Seasonal food scarcity is almost unheard of, as what we can’t grow here in the UK, we just import. But there are so many benefits of buying local, seasonal food.

Gorgeous greens from Greenbroom

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We chatted to one of our local producers of gorgeous greens, Greenroom, a low-impact agricultural co-operative based in Crays Pond in South Oxfordshire. Find out more about this small farm with a big heart.

The plastic pollution revolution

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A large part of True Food’s ethos is to reduce all waste, including plastic. Our supporters are only too aware that our world-wide obsession with using plastic is destroying our planet. But the tides are turning and many people in the UK have been spurred into taking action.

The journey to True Food

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The journey to True Food is a pilgrimage, it’s one of the few shops of its kind outside of London.

True Food’s waste mission

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A major part of True Food’s ethos is to avoid all forms of waste, so True Food takes proactive measures to reduce waste in every area. We offer tips and tricks on reducing your waste in the kitchen and beyond.

Little people at True Food

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As a community, we want our children to experience and share our respect and passion for our food. Helen Warren explains why True Food goes that extra mile for the little people who visit our shop.