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British army exchanges bacon for avocado on toast

The British army is set to swap full English fry-ups for avocado on toast in a bid to cut the number of fat soldiers. The switch to the trendy dish is aimed at reducing injury rates and improving fitness.

The new menu, dubbed the “warrior breakfast”, has taken the place of old favourites such as bacon sandwiches. Instead, servicemen and women will start the day with avocado on toast, as well as healthy smoothies, yoghurt and fruit. The meals have apparently been developed using special software.

It’s thought this will ensure that soldiers are served the perfect mix of nutrients such as slow-release carbohydrates and lean proteins. For now, the fancy dishes are part of a trial , but if the menu hits the spot, it could be rolled out nationwide.

Defence contractor Aramark told it designed the new brunch-style line-up with HR Regional Command to “encourage servicemen and women to make sure they eat, sleep and exercise properly”.

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