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Artisan cider makers fear new binge-drinking levy

Artisan cider makers fear new binge-drinking levy

Business
Artisan cider producers are concerned that a new levy could have a devastating impact on the industry.The legislation, to be brought in from February, would see a duty introduced on ciders with an alcohol content of between 6.9% and 7.5%.It was announced in the Budget and is aimed at cracking down on binge drinking.The target is white cider - paler in colour, cheap, with a high alcohol content, and often associated with street and underage binge drinking.But some traditional cider makers, who have been in the industry for decades, insist they will also be affected.Image:Barny Butterfield from Sandford Orchards is worried about the new levyBarny Butterfield runs Sandford Orchards in Devon, the oldest working cider shed in the country.He believes the levy could push prices up on some traditi...
These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health
Is apple cider vinegar actually a nutritional superstar? An RD shares everything you need to know. Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as long as you use it correctly.One promising benefit: It seems to help regulate blood sugar. A study published in Diabetes Care looked at men and women with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese), they had lower blood suga...
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Health
You’ve heard food bloggers and wellness gurus talk about how good it is for you, so what health benefits does ACV really have? Apple cider vinegar is having a bit of a moment right now. It’s popping up in health food recipes everywhere online, and wellness gurus are sharing their love for the liquid all over social media. Fans claim it can help with a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, colds, and dandruff. Some even go as far as to say it can ward off cancer and heart disease.While we know that what we eat and drink does play a big role in our health, is apple cider vinegar really all it’s cracked up to be? Do the health claims about it actually hold water?It can help regulate blood sugarIn people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, drinking an ounce ...