03 The Savoury Lunchtime Saviour
A more gourmet approach to your 1pm respite in the steaming form of Bone Daddies’ Yuzu Tonkotsu ramen (£11.40) delivers a heady broth of umami flavour and world-beating health benefits. Arigato indeed
In its native Japan, nutritious, ready-to- go ramen lines the aisles of 7-Elevens and street food stalls alike – which is just one reason why Japan ranks as a world leader for life expectancy. In Britain, we should be so lucky. Thankfully, the wholesome ingredients and careful preparation inherent in Bone Daddies’ signature ramen allows you to pick up a gastronomic longevity lunch order – featuring braised pork belly, soft-boiled Clarence Court eggs and sautéed bamboo strips, no less – without the airfare or evening classes in Japanese.
And you can take heart from the latest research: a study published in the British Medical Journal found no links between pork’s saturated fat and heart disease, while regularly consuming bamboo has the effect of lowering harmful LDL cholesterol, keeping your heart ticking over until 5pm and well beyond. “Bone broths contain huge amounts of the amino acid glycine, proven to support joint health and sleep,” says Price. Probably best to take your tie off, though.
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“A lack of redeeming features sees this bag drop to sixth spot. They’re high in carbs, salt and fat, but low in fibre. Best saved for emergencies.”