On this day…in 1618

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer, soldier and writer who was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death after being accused of treason by James I. Before serving in the Huguenot army in France he studied at Oxford, and became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth after serving in her army … [Read the full story]

Avoid frozen bread

Many people put bread in the freezer to keep it fresh, but this changes its structure and should be avoided if you suffer wind and bloating, according to dietitian Catherine Collins. ‘Baking bread softens the wheat starch, breaking down its structure to make it edible. However, when you cool it again it hardens — just … [Read the full story]