Healthy Eating

What Is Activated Charcoal?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, charcoal was something reserved for the barbecue. But as Neal's Yard Remedies natural health director Susan Curtis tells us, we...

Children's Fruit Snacks Contain More Sugar Than Haribo

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you're giving your child a healthy snack when you hand them a fruit-based treat, but according to a new study, several brands of suppose...

The Food Pyramid From Your School Days Has Undergone A Makeover

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hands up if you remember the food pyramid from your school days? Well now - thanks to an Australian organisation which promotes nutrition - the hum...

How To Get Your Kids To Eat (And Love) Salads

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

It's the age-old problem: you want your children to eat healthy food, but they just don't like the 'green stuff'. Moving away from the traumatic li...

Hidden Sugar Found In Everyday Foods (And How They Can Damage Your Teeth)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating and drinking too much sugar has been linked to a whole host of health issues including obesity, heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. But ...

Eight Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat (and Love) Vegetables

Anna Gillespie | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Gillespie

Kids found the snack less tasty when it had been presented as healthy in the story and they also ate less of the snack if the food served any goal - such as helping them learn to read which confirms the notion that snacks can't be both good and good for you.

How To Make Hummus In Five Simple Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've purchased your body weight in shop-made hummus over the past year then maybe it's time to learn how to make the delicious foodstuff for your...

Watch And Learn: This Guy Eats A 2.25kg Burrito In Under Two Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

YouTube competitive eater and probably magician Matt Stonie performed a shocking feat last week, making an 18 inch 5lb Burrito-zilla disappear. In und...

Use This Meal Planner To Get Your '5 A Day' The Easy Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that eating at least five portions of fruit and veg per day is beneficial to our health, but actually consuming that amount can be tricky....

How Eating Fruit May Trigger Feelings Of Hunger

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We tend to think that eating five (or more) portions of fruit and vegetables per day will be beneficial for our health, especially if we are trying ki...

Why Eat Alkaline?

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

The ethos behind adopting an alkaline diet works on this same idea of acid vs alkaline and starts from the premise that a healthy body is a slightly alkaline body with a pH falling somewhere close to the neutral pH of 7 (which is also the pH of water).

A Healthy Diet Could Be Healthy For The Planet Too (Here's The Proof)

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A healthy diet, which consists of fruit, veg and cereals - alongside less meat and savoury snacks - could reduce greenhouse gases by nearly a fifth, a...

Avocado and Fromage Frais Breakfast Toast Recipe

Layne Lieberman | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Did you know that avocado is a creamy fruit - also known as butter fruit - that is grown in warm climates? Avocados are staples in Mexican and South American cuisines. It's the only fruit that provides a significant amount of monounsaturated fat - the healthy kind.

Beef, Lemongrass and Sichuan Pepper

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

The key flavours to this dish are lemongrass and Sichuan pepper. In Mauritius we call lemongrass 'citronelle' and we use it a lot in desserts, cocktails and in sauces and in Asian cuisine it is integral to any paste - like Thai green and red curry paste for example.

My Problem With #EatClean

Laura Potter | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potter

Is anyone else getting a bit sick of the hashtag #eatclean? It's not what it represents, which I largely agree with, but how loaded the term is. If this is eating 'clean', that suggests eating any other way is somehow 'dirty'.

These Foods Will Help You Get Fit, Not Thin

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When we want to get into shape, it can be tempting to focus our diet on low calorie foods in the hope that they'll aid weight loss. But these foods...

Switching To Organic Milk While Pregnant 'Could Harm Unborn Baby'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Parents

Pregnant women who switch to "healthier" organic milk may be putting the brain development of their unborn babies at risk, experts have claimed. Mi...

Woman Lost Two Stone After Swapping Pasta For Spiralized Veg

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Ali Maffucci quit her corporate job to pursue her dream of becoming a health food blogger in 2013, the last thing she expected was to put on weig...

Celebrity Nutritionist Madeleine Shaw: 'It's Cool To Look Strong'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around the UK, people are swapping evenings in the pub for yoga sessions at their local gym. They are turning their backs on fizzy drinks and instead,...

Lucuma Is The Tropical Wonder Fruit You Need In Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lucuma yellow-fleshed South American fruit packs a powerful health punch with its glorious abundance of antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins a...

Pavlov's Purple: Why Logos Make Me Hungry

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Margaret Leitch

The discussion of food cues and appetite is not new. Pavlov could be considered the grandfather of psychology, along with his bells, dogs, and ability to teach animals to salivate to ringing sounds in addition to dinner food.

Gwyneth Paltrow Fails $29-A-Week Food Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This week Gwyneth Paltrow tried to feed her family off a $29 budget - and failed miserably after just four days. Paltrow took up the challenge, whi...

Could Freekeh Be The Super Grain To Beat All Super Grains?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over quinoa - freekeh is the latest super grain to spark a foodie craze. With celebrities including Jamie Oliver and Oprah Winfrey reported to...

Sex, Drugs, and Milk Chocolate: Why Fad Diets Fail

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Margaret Leitch

Looking at the success of fad diet books alone, we might convince ourselves we need to lose weight- and... fast! It's always Fast! Here, I'd like to use some of the findings in cognitive neuroscience and the neurobiology of eating behavior to address, specifically, why fad diets don't work.

Tips From The Woman Behind Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston's Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dieting can be restrictive and boring - hence difficult to stick to. No one knows this better than Valerie Orsoni - she tried over 40 diets in an ...