Just like when it comes to healthy and unhealthy fats, the key is to learn which carbs we should and shouldn't be eating. As with most things in life it's about achieving the right balance and avoiding the polar extremes a number of so called, self-appointed experts, would have you believe that's what you need to do.
Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.
Ridiculous conflicting advice on egg yolks, salt, alcohol and chocolate has made front page news several times this year, and this confirms one thing: innocent members of the public have become a silent plaything in the game of dietary research. The rules are ever changing and it's become somewhat of a farce.
The fact is, the real 'superfoods' in your diet will be the ones that give you the bulk of your macronutrients and micronutrients. The ones that you can afford to eat each day. Because, let's face it - when you're on a budget, the last thing you need is to be blowing £9.99 on a 100g bag of spirulina.
When you are on a budget, it's easy to feel deprived. Clean eating might be a real challenge, but it is important to know that you can eat healthily and clean, even if your budget is very small. You should go for smart solutions which will allow you to enjoy nutritious clean foods every day.
Crash diets work if you're purely looking at the scales, but in truth, the scales can be wildly deceiving... By severely restricting food and/or energy intake, the weight you see coming off the scales may not be fat... well probably won't be.
In recognition of this popular trend new products are entering the market all the time to make it easier than ever for all of us to include more ancient grains in our daily diets - Wraps, breakfast cereals, snack pots and meal accompaniments can all be found on UK supermarket shelves. So you no longer have to go to Hollywood whole food shops to eat like a star.
I've recently started to wean Anastasia onto solid foods. At 6 months, she was becoming less satisfied on breast milk alone and when she cut her first tooth - I decided it was time to hang up the nursing bras.
Among other scientific inaccuracies, one alleged 'expert' even went so far as to say that cutting red meat from the diet results in iron deficiency. What they fail to mention, however, is that if you replace your red meat intake, with other sources of iron, you'll be totally, 100% fine.
So, rather than asking if you're getting enough protein, ask where are you getting your protein from? The answer could have huge implications for your health.
There are many reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle (or, to be more direct, becoming a vegan), from the straight-up rejection by ethical vegans of the use of animals for any purpose, to the dietary and environmental vegans - and everyone else in between.
Wouldn't it be great if you could actually enjoy eating well and see it as something to look forward to as opposed to loathing? After all, the more you enjoy something, the more likely you are to stick to it.
Nutrition for exercise, particularly post exercise nutrition, plays an important role in recovery and performance. Individual nutritional needs vary according to body weight and composition, energy needs, the type, duration and intensity of the exercise, body composition goals, pre-exercise nutrition, among other factors.
If we get this right, my great-great-granddaughter won't be witnessing the end to malnutrition, I will. And so will you.
Many people are taking calcium supplements in order to treat osteoporosis or to try to prevent it but it's not as simple as taking any calcium supplement in a hope that it will improve your bones' health.
There's also a common misconception that using seasonal produce will limit your choice. In fact, there are a huge variety of crops harvested at different times throughout the year; it's simply a question of adjusting shopping and cooking habits accordingly.