Healthy Eating

Study Finds Link Between Prostrate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 individuals diagnosed with the disease every year, and more than 250,000 ...

Is Coconut Water All It's Cracked Up To Be?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A few years ago the only time most of us would drink coconut water was lounging on a beach somewhere exotic. Fast forward to 2014 and it's everywh...

How Eating Probiotics May Help Lower Blood Pressure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly eating probiotics found in yoghurt or food supplements, may help lower blood pressure. Live bacteria and yeasts, often known as 'friendly...

The Best Flour for Gluten-Free Baking

Jules Clancy | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I've discovered some intriguing guilt-free desserts such as paleo brownies, vanilla cupcakes that actually contain cannellini beans, and a new variation on the traditional blueberry muffin. The greatest discovery, though, was a new flour that I now consider one of my very favourites. It's low GI (glycemic) and gluten-free: coconut flour.

How A Handful Of Nuts Each Day Could Keep The Doctor Away

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

According to the NHS, heart disease is the biggest cause of death both in the UK and worldwide - but new research has shown there could be a simple wa...

Is Recovery From Anorexia Possible?

Jennifer Studholme | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Studholme

When I was in hospital I never thought or knew recovery was possible. I never imagined a day not governed by calories or feeling like a beached whale. I was curious about how people got through a day with eating without calorie counting.

Eight of the Healthiest Cooking Methods

Sian Breslin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Did you know the combination of high heat and fat/oil can generate toxic substances which are harmful to our health or that water diminishes Vitamins B and C and fat reduces Vitamin A, D, E and K? These are my top healthy cooking methods. There are eight of them - challenge yourself to try a different one each day this week.

Want To Lose Weight? Here's What To Eat On The Atkins Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to kick start weight loss you may be among the many who've considered trying out the Atkins diet. Thanks to celebrity endorsement ...

Superfoods: Miracle Foods or a Waste of Money?

Sian Breslin | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Superfood! Does it wear spandex and emit powers from its fingers like any good superhero? Does it have a separate identity that only comes out when danger strikes? Will it save the day when junk food rears its ugly head? ... "There's no official definition of what makes a superfood"

Revealed: What's Really In Your McDonalds, Starbucks And KFC

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're a nation that love fast food and takeaways - we spend over £30 billion on convenience food in the UK each year. But how much do we really kn...

What Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo diet, a.k.a the caveman diet, is the latest weight-loss trend that everyone seems to be talking about - but what actually is it? In brief...

Healthier Eating on Holiday: Steps to Avoid the Summer Blowout.

Chloe Phillips | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Phillips

Whilst I appreciate better than anyone the role food plays in the cultural experience, I also know that overdoing it can leave a bitter taste of the holiday in ones mouth. On the back of a two year 'food pilgrimage' of the UK and 17 European countries, I've put together my top tips to ensure you remember this summer break for the relaxation...

When Mind Does Matter

Helen Osborne | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

If a client comes to me and says he or she want to lose weight, what if that client is already a healthy weight? What if their intended weight loss will make them underweight? Do I help them? Do I take the job? I always talk to people about their motivations but when it comes to weight most people are irrationally attached to social ideals of acceptability

Seven Foods That Chefs Cheat With

Sian Breslin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

How many times have you eaten out and wished that you could rustle up dishes just like the restaurant chef did? While many chefs are supremely talented professionals and can creatively prepare the tastiest, healthiest meals, many of them pump up the flavour of the food to the detriment of you and your families health

This Amazing Fruit Is Packed With Gluten-Free Carbs And Protein

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watch out folks, there's a new wonder food in town, and it promises to make a big difference to the world. Breadfruit has been heralded as a 'wond...

Which Country Has The World's Best Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to live longer and feel healthier you might want to book a one way ticket to Iceland. Last night Channel 4 documentary The World's Best...

How Does Eating In Your 20s Differ From Your 30s, 40s And 50s?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you're a pro at healthy eating, but have you had the same diet for 10, 20 or even 30 years? You may be surprised to hear that your b...

Gut Instincts...

Lucy Horobin | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

Here's a personal question. Have you ever been constipated for a week? How about for up to 4 days on a regular (oh the irony) basis? I have. And it's horrible. Admittedly, this isn't the nicest or most popular of discussions, but it's something that has recently led to me making a lifestyle change. To put it bluntly, I had no choice...

Revealed: The 'Powerhouse' Fruit And Veg We Should All Be Eating More Of

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know we should try to get our five a day (or seven if we're being really sensible), but which fruits and vegetables are the best to eat? Re...

10 Must-Try Summer Smoothies

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

I have written about the high levels of sugar in some smoothies before, but if you get the ingredients right, there really is no better way to punch in a load of goodness and energy than with a long cool glass of nutritionally loaded fruit/vegetable smoothie.

Indian Food, Can It Really Aid Weight Loss?

Bini Ludlow | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

Thanks to the flavourings used there isn't the need to overcomplicate dishes with rich creams and butters. Plus curries by their very nature provide a slow release of energy, perfect for anyone undergoing an intensive training regime.

Never Heard Of Chia Seeds? Here's Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you camp out in the aisles of an organic supermarket or are married to a nutritionist, chances are you've never heard of chia seeds - or, if yo...

The Amount Of Cholesterol In Just One Egg Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing we like more at HuffPost UK Lifestyle than chowing down on some good old eggs. Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried, they're not only d...

Worried About Your Blood Pressure? Try Eating Strawberries

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly eating strawberries could lower blood pressure among menopausal women, according to recent research. Strawberries are a rich source of bi...

Ten Foods That Will Stop You Snacking

Sian Breslin | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

It seems like there is never a time when green leafy vegetables fail to be the ideal food type! And yet again, here we are with the likes of spinach, cauliflower, cucumber, cabbage and broccoli keeping hunger at bay. This time it is not the array of minerals and vitamins that is contained in the vegetables, but the substantial water amount, that is at work keeping us full and healthy.