Healthy Eating

FoodSwitch Is an Addictive App to Help Find Healthier Food

The Conversation UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content

How You Chew Your Food Affects The Quantity You Eat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you head over to a friends' house for a chat and a glass of wine. You're not hungry but before you know it a family-bag size of crisps h...

Two and Five for the 5:2

Mimi Spencer | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Spencer

Now that we're all supposed to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, it does make me wonder when exactly we're supposed to fit it all in. A quick bowl of sugar snaps before breakfast? A handful of kale with a mid-morning coffee? I think the Australian approach may be a better way to approach the inarguable need to inject fresher, more nutritious food into our lives: Down Under, they promote a 'two and five' slogan - that's two portions of fruit and five of veg a day. Think of it as an upgrade on the UK's five-a-day and it doesn't seem quite such a food mountain to climb.

What Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Missing

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I threw out diet 'rules' and started to do what felt good in terms of moving my body rather than sticking to a set exercise routine. But I was still over eating on an evening, bingeing when I felt stressed or snacking to distract myself from other things. That was when I had my light bulb moment...

'I Eat Up To 51 Bananas Per Day': Woman Credits Raw Vegan Diet For Her Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Freelee, the self-proclaimed 'diet guru', who eats as many as 51 bananas per day in a bid to stay slim and healthy - unsurprisingly she's also kn...

Eat Like Crete

Stella Photi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Whilst these nutrient-rich dishes are great for your physical health they play a massive role in your mental wellbeing too. In Crete family meals are not just for Christmas and you'd be hard pressed to find a local who doesn't hold them up as an important occasion to share in love, life and olive oil.

Size 24 Woman Says She's 'Healthy And Happy' But Experts Say She Is In Denial About Obesity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Obesity is a critical problem in the UK, with 1 in 4 people classified as obese. After a new report shed further light on the millions of obese people...

Sweet Tooth Ruining Your Diet? How I Kicked the Sugar Habit

Julia Buckley | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

If you're looking to cut down on sugar, one of the worst things you can do is eat something sweet for breakfast - it'll simply set you up for a day of stinking cravings. Choose something savoury with a lot of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied as well as nourishing your body.

Beans Really Are Good For Your Heart...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone remember singing "beans, beans are good for your heart" as a child? Well, besides leaving children in fits of giggles, it turns out the age-old...

How Watermelon Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating watermelon could reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart attack among obese adults, a recent study has shown. Although many would assoc...

The Five Foods I Banned When I Quit Sugar

Sarah Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wilson

Every single molecule we stick in our mouths has a corresponding appetite hormone that, when we've eaten enough of said molecule, tells our brains "OK, we're full now." Our bodies are good that way; we're designed to eat only as much as we need. Every molecule, that is, except fructose...

Poorna Bell

What To Eat If You're Going Wheat And Gluten-Free | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an increasing number of signs in cafes and recipes in magazines evidencing the popularity of wheat and gluten-free foods, some of us are left won...

Could The 1940s-Inspired 'Ration Diet' Help You Lose Weight?

Barcroft | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman lost seven stone and saved thousands of pounds, after putting herself on a 1940s-inspired ration diet for an entire year. Single mother-of-...

10 Flat-belly Snacks | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The key here is to eat. Don't skimp on anything. Just make sure what you eat helps burn that belly fat. And here's the good news. Not only are there plenty of foods you can choose from to help you along the way, but belly fat is an area we can lose weight from quickly, if you target it properly.

Which Part Of Britain Gets The Most Number Of Takeaways?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know they're bad for our diet, but it seems us Brits just can't get enough of takeaways. According to we spend a whoppin...

Two More Reasons To Get Good Sleep

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A bad night's sleep may seem trivial, but consistently poor sleep may be linked to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity. A new researc...

In Celebration of World Home Economics Day

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Breslin

While home economics is studied in the classroom around the world, it is only when it is practised at home that it becomes empowering. I ask all mums and dads to start thinking of teaching basic Home Economics to your boys and girls.

Is Sugar Evil?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

The World Heath Organisation has suggested that the recommended maximum daily intake of sugar should be halved, stating that we should be aiming for sugar to be no more 5% of our calorie intake for the day. I have several issues with that statement.

Who Do You Trust for the Best Diet Advice?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

The bottom line is to get back to basics and don't be fooled by gimmicks or fad diets trying to sway you to follow a new trend. Explore your roots and the food culture that has been handed down from generation to generation. If it was good enough for grandma, chances are it's good for you too.

WATCH: How to Tell Good Fat from Bad Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the disarray surrounding fat, sugar and protein and the debates between health experts, dietitians and fitness gurus, we don't wish to take sides...

70 Of The Healthiest Foods To Add To Your Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Healthy eating - whether you are trying to lose weight or simply boost your existing diet - can often be a minefield, especially with the experts figh...

Is Eating in the New Eating Out?

Sian Breslin | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Unlike their forefathers, the new breed of food companies neither grow, nor rear, nor cook food. Their goal is to provide convenience by either preparing quality ingredients and delivering these and recipes to a home. Blue Apron is an example in this area.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.


Sian Breslin | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Sian Breslin

What do I mean by crowdeating? Well only the fact that following the herd is the easiest route to take and this is the same with food. For years, it has been following the herd to McDonalds, the frozen food aisle in Tesco or the world of over sugared, calorific goodness.