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LOOSEFEST 2022: International Chart Toppers Headline Newcastle Festival

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The Black Eyed Peas will make a triumphant return to Newcastle this summer to play in the LooseFest music festival. 

LooseFest is a music and street food event that is being held in the city’s famous Town Moor. The event is sure to be a scorcher, taking place over the last weekend in July, with other superstars on the bill, such as Joel Corry, AJ Tracey, Belters Only, Example and Dimitri from Paris.

Dance fans are also in for a treat, as Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and many more will be taking to the decks to produce some top-notch tech house bangers for all in attendance.

Tickets are on sale now, with attendees having the options of day or weekend passes. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets on sale.

Simon Sykes, who co-organised the festival, can’t wait to see these stars perform in the North East. He said: “We are delighted to be working with some of the biggest brands and artists in the industry and have had a staggering response so far from right across the country. It’s going to be an amazing weekend of entertainment this summer – with 5 stages, huge festival production, a street food village, a carnival fun fair with ferris wheel and so much more.”

Around 60,000 people are expected to attend the event over the two days. 

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The Best Chalet Catering Companies in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Chamonix is a unique place.

As one of the oldest ski resorts in France, it is an area where tradition is valued. However, as is demonstrated by the local cuisine, it is also a region where innovation is rewarded.

In recent years, a vast array of talented private chefs and catering companies have made the locale their home.

Amongst them, you will find some of the best menus available in France. And if this food is amongst the best in France, then by proxy, it is also amongst the best worldwide.

We took a deeper look inside the culinary culture of the area and picked out five of our favourite private chef and catering companies.

Here are the top chalet catering firms located in Chamonix, France.

1. Alpine Catering Company

Chef and host pair, Sam and Heather, have created a dining experience to rival all others.

Residents of private chalets up and down the mountain range have tasted and enjoyed their delights, with positive reviews as plentiful as the snow on the ground.

Alpine Catering Company pride themselves on their ability to tailor a menu to any given event, with no number too big or small.

2. Mountain Gourmets

From one talented pair to another, Mountain Gourmet is the brainchild of Ben and Magda. They are a pair of adventurous private chefs who are based in Chamonix.

They have a passion for fresh food, often taking to the hills to forage for ingredients. Their menus take inspiration from the locality and they truly know how to give their clients the full Chamonix experience.

3. Private Chef Chamonix

Andy, the man behind Private Chef Chamonix, is a bilingual chef who knows how to create an authentic experience for those visiting the area.

His menus are full of traditional and locally sourced ingredients and those who have experienced them are full of praise.

He is also known for the brilliant classes he offers youngsters, further building a culture of good food in Chamonix.

4. Chamonix Chef

If you are looking for your next private chalet chef, then you should consider Phillip. After arriving in France over 20 years ago, he gained experience working in and running successful restaurants.

He also gives classes and has gained an excellent reputation in Chamonix as a chef who can be trusted to deliver an excellent menu.

5. Chamchef

Emma Lawrenson founded Chamchef back in 2011.

Ever since then she has been building an amazing reputation, with this company providing the best private chef and catering services in the area.

Emma is known for both her creativity and her range of cooking. She is as comfortable cooking a romantic meal for two, as she is putting together a scrumptious feast for fifty.

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Eating a Nic’s Keto Healthy Fatty Diet Reduces Body Weight and Improves Cardiovascular Health Markers

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If you’re tired of hunting for low-fat foods to keep your waist trim, you will be happy to hear that Professor Nikolaos Tzenios PhD has potentially found a diet where eating fat is healthy. It has been suggested that consuming a diet of healthy fats can both reduce your body weight, and notably improve your cardiovascular health.

Nic’s Keto Diet has been investigated by KGK Science, a highly regarded Canadian clinical research team, and the results will likely shock you. A ketogenic diet focuses on consuming a high level of fat while refraining from eating large quantities of carbohydrates, thus pushing your body to store fat differently and use it as fuel.

This open-label clinical study found that participants in the experiment saw a reduction in body fat percentage of a huge 4.41% over a 140-day period, simply by consuming a diet made up of 5% carbohydrates, 25% protein and a huge 70% from fat sources.

All participants, a mix of healthy men and women, started this experiment with a mildly elevated LDL cholesterol level and ended the 5-month trial with an elevation in their healthy cholesterol (HDL) and a notable reduction in their blood sugar levels. 8.55kg of body weight was lost by the 11 participants who completed the trial, and the reduction of body fat percentage suggests that it was not muscle or water being significantly reduced in the process.

In summary, this study suggests that Nic’s Keto Diet can indeed improve body composition and cardiovascular health markers.

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