The ultra-low-carb ketogenic diet – which forces the body to burn fat – flies in the face of conventional nutritional advice. It is hugely popular, but is it healthy or sustainable?
This time last year, Google searches for the keto diet outranked those for paleo for the first time. Twelve months on, keto recipe books are flying high in the publishing charts, there are emerging permutations (vegan-keto, the vegetable-heavy ketotarian) and a new industry of high-fat snacks aimed at fans is...
Political and economic instability have created a dizzying year, with record highs and big falls
After hitting a record high in May, the blue-chip index of top London-listed shares weakened steadily to end the year down 12.5%. Worries about global growth hurt multinational companies such as miners, while domestic stocks including retailers and builders suffered from the Brexit deadlock in parliament. Continue reading
New planting and harvesting techniques have transformed the fortunes of rice farmers in Nigeria’s agricultural belt, turning family-run plots into thriving businesses.