Healthy Food

Which Diet Works?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...

New Baby - New Body - But Not the One I Wanted

Joe Sexton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Sexton

Exercise wise, I didn't put any pressure on myself to start doing big lengthy gym sessions. I done little workouts in the house when I had a second and I made sure I eased back into it slowly.

Good Fats and Bad Fats in a Healthy Pregnancy Diet

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Fat. It's such a big issue! Whether it's 'being fat', avoiding too much fat or making sure you include the right fats for a healthy pregnancy diet - but which are the good fats and which are the bad fats for pregnant women?

Sweet Potato Wedges With Spicy Avocado Basil Dip

Steph Matthews | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

This spicy avocado dip is so creamy and delicious with sweet potato wedges. Avocados are everywhere these days. You see them in smoothies, on toast with lavish toppings, and made into decadent chocolate mousse.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

'Eat a Balanced Diet' Is Meaningless!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Most people would say that a balanced diet includes vegetables or meat, fruit and so on, but do we need sugar on a balanced diet? Do we need biscuits? You can see therefore that if someone tells you this, they probably don't know much about nutrition. You can assume that they know little or they would not make such a simple and obvious statement.

Five a Day Is Not Enough!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Five is not enough. That is because vegetables are packed with all kinds of health promoting qualities much more so than any other food. This means that they really should form the bulk of our diet. I am not talking here about a vegetarian diets, I am talking about all diets.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi With Rosemary and Chilli

Steph Matthews | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These pumpkin gnocchi are so moreish and simple to make. They start off a little tedious but once you get the hang of them, they really are quick to have ready. I've been making this at least once a week since I started having it...

Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

Agnes Troszt | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Agnes Troszt

I like chickpeas. I mean I like hummus. The peas themselves, well they have a very mild flavour. That's why they are perfect to sprinkle them with all those strong, aromatic spices like turmeric, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. So this is exactly what we are doing here.

Cabbage Against Cancer!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

It is because cabbage contains the chemical indole-3-carbinol that it is particularly valuable for the prevention of breast cancer. This is because most breast cancers grow on the female hormone oestrogen of which there are many types.

Four Healthy Christmas Traditions to Include This Year

Rachael Phillips | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Phillips

The words healthy and christmas don't always go hand in hand. But just because it's the season of overindulgence and sweet treats, that doesn't mean you can't add in some healthy twists. So here are a some tips that will help you stay a bit healthier over the festive period...

Pick-Me-Up Snacks to Get You Through the 4pm Slump

Kiran Ram | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

It's important to pick the right snack at the right time, to keep energy levels up and bridge the gap properly. A snack made up of a complex carb, a healthy fat, and clean protein will increase your energy levels for a longer period of time.

Eight Clean Eating Desserts That Are Quick, Simple, and Satisfying

Sarah Leighton | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Leighton

These clean eating desserts all take minimal time to throw together. They don't contain hundreds of ingredients, and they do have a nutritious value. They should satisfy a sweet urge without you hitting the local dessert bar for a double chocolate chip mega waffle with ice cream, peanut butter cups, syrup, and a side order of pancakes!

Flexible Dieting

Max Bridger | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Max Bridger

Utilising this style of eating takes the 'diet' out of your personal nutrition, turning it into a healthy (and enjoyable) part of your lifestyle, rather than a restrictive eating pattern you (perhaps) don't enjoy for the majority of the week that ultimately has a finite lifespan.

Cooking for One

Lisa Roukin | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

So the prospect of cooking for one can feel anything but exciting. The message we can often receive from the outside world tells us that it's a somewhat boring and lonely task and not really worthy of any substantial amount of thought or effort - after all, it's only for one.

Sticky Honey and Sesame Chicken Thigh Wraps With Curryslaw

Beth Thomas | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Curryslaw is my twist on British coleslaw, with fresh coriander and lime and aromatic Indian spices. It tastes like classic Coronation sauce, which is why it works so perfectly with sticky honey chicken thighs. I use crunchy and sweet pomegranate seeds, but you can use raisins or sultanas if pomegranates aren't available...

Climate Change: Threat or Opportunity for Health?

Peter Byass | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Byass

If we eat locally produced healthy food, we reduce carbon emissions and protect ourselves from the risks of various chronic diseases. So each one of us has a challenge - for the sake of the planet and for future generations - to claim the the co-benefits of reducing carbon emissions and improving our health.

Is Protein the Secret to Successful Weight Loss?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Let's face it, when it comes to weight-loss we're always on the lookout for the latest food group to celebrate or villainise. We've been through almost every food group, labelling each one as either a health saviour, or evil villain...

The Importance of Food Revolution Day

Susan Leigh | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The quality of our food is frequently a cause for concern in the press and amongst nutritionists. A diet of junk food and chemicals is unhealthy and h...

Cavolo Nero Pesto with Sprialized Courgette

Lisa Roukin | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Fresh, homemade pesto is one of the greatest ingredients I like to have stored in my fridge. One would usually think of basil pesto, however I recently experimented with another beautiful green vegetable cavolo nero.

Get High on Green Powder - Wheatgrass!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

All in all, wheatgrass will supply you with the most important vitamins, minerals and enzymes and 17 out of the 20 amino acids. It is a fantastic immune booster and great for vegetarians or vegans who need a high protein substitute or anyone who is allergic to gluten.

Raw Snickers Bar

Lisa Roukin | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

When dividing the base and top chocolate layers, make sure you have equal amounts for top and bottom. Use a serrated knife to cut when ready....Keep in the freezer, to prevent you from eating too much, and the chocolate melting!!!

Feed Your Beauty

Shahena Ali | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shahena Ali

We all want to look good throughout the year and summer represents a fresh new beginning, where we start to take off our winter layers. Summer's lighter layers and looks however remind us that the stodgy food of the festive cold season has left us with unwanted weight gain and dull looking skin, hair and eyes.

Bolognese with Spiralized Sweet Potato

Lisa Roukin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This meat sauce is a good recipe to freeze up to three months. Defrost thoroughly, then return to a saucepan and reheat gently, bubble for 10 minutes and use in other recipes.

Heirloom Tomato, Puy Lentil and Halloumi Salad

Lisa Roukin | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I always keep halloumi in the fridge since it has a long shelf-life. This recipe rewards experimentation. Try adding cucumber, pesto, oliveor basil instead of coriander etc. - whatever you fancy.