• Calorie counting: Do the numbers really add up?

    Good news if you are nuts about almonds. According to the findings of a new study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), they may have fewer calories than thought. And they are not the only food type that could be less fattening than assumed. In fact, there is a growing belief among nutritionists and healthy-eating experts that when it comes to counting calories, we may have to redo our sums – and rethink our food choices. The latest thinking suggests that the texture of the food, its fibre content, and how it is cooked can all affect the amount