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Is fruit juice bad for your health?

Sugar in fruit juice is a 'poison' and worse for you than fizzy drinks, American obesity expert Robert Lustig claims<p>Juice exudes health and vitality. It is officially one of your 'five-a-day'. It's what they sell in juice bars, those yogafied temples of wheatgrass.<p>But fruit juice is also, according …

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Runner beans with anchovy cream and parsley recipe

A light lunch of thinly sliced runner beans served with a drizzle of anchovy and garlic cream.<p><i>Serves four as a light lunch</i><p><b>For the anchovy cream:</b> <br>1 x 55g can anchovies in olive oil<br>2 garlic cloves<br>55g (2oz) pine nuts or blanched almonds<br>100ml (3½fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil (a fruity or buttery …

Broad-bean purée with feta relish recipe

Broad beans make the perfect base for a rustic purée with garlic and chilli. Just scatter with crumbled feta and olives.<p><i>Serves six to eight as a starter, or with other small dishes</i><p><b>For the purée:</b><br>500g (1lb 2oz) broad beans (podded weight)<br>½ tbsp olive oil<br>1 small onion, finely chopped<br>3 cloves garlic, …

Recipes to give green beans the starring role

So often consigned to a supporting role, French beans, runners and broad beans really deserve to take the lead.<p>French beans, runners, broad beans…They can be a bit of an afterthought. (How many times on these pages have I written, 'French beans would be good on the side'?) Their charms are subtle. …