Nutrition

3 ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your daily diet

The benefits of apple cider vinegar abound: it’s a boost to the digestive system, keeps the body’s pH in balance and tastes great on a salad. If you have a little patience, it’s also easy to brew at home.

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What’s this ‘longevity’ diet, and will it really make you live longer?

You may have heard about the longevity diet, and its promise of an extended life span – but what exactly is it and is it any different to other diets promoting good health?

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New research shows cravings for fatty foods tied to the brain-gut connection

It’s easy to blame the taste of homemade baking or the saltiness of crispy fries on the desire to eat too much. However the latest research out of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute has uncovered an entirely new connection between the gut and the brain that drives our desire for fat.

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Ultra-processed foods: it’s not just their low nutritional value that’s a concern

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50% or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia.

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Have you heard soy is linked to cancer risk or can ‘feminise’ men? Here’s what the science really says

Soy is common in many Asian cuisines, and is growing more popular in Western countries as many people aim for predominantly plant-based diets. It offers many potential health benefits and is generally cheaper than meat.

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Does TikTok’s chia-lemon ‘internal shower’ really beat constipation? Here’s what science says

Heard about the chia seed-lemon juice “internal shower” drink? It’s going viral on TikTok and is being hailed as a digestion booster, constipation and bloating buster (particularly after travelling), detox drink and hangover cure.

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Are eggs good for you or not? Scientists crack open the answer

What is the relationship between eggs and health? Scientists crack open the answer.

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Which diet will help save our planet: climatarian, flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan?

The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and other ecosystems and produces a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Meat and dairy specifically accounts for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mixed messages: Is coffee good or bad for us? It might help, but it doesn’t enhance health

Coffee is good for you. Or it’s not. Maybe it is, then it isn’t, then it is again. If you drink coffee, and follow the news, then perhaps you’ve noticed this pattern.

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Another reason to add goji berries to your trail mix

Regularly eating a small serving of dried goji berries may provide protection against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, researchers from the University of California have found.

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How your favourite celebs stay healthy and fit

There’s no denying that most celebrities have an army of professionals behind them to keep them looking good, but the real key to their success isn’t the latest treatment or product.

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Leafy greens to omega-rich fish: Your handy guide to the best brain foods

Give your brain the support it needs for optimal performance and longevity by changing up your diet to include more mind-enhancing foods.

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Vegan cheese: what you should know

For many people who go vegan, one of the hardest things to give up is cheese. Fortunately, thanks to the […]

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Black pepper: healthy or not?

Everybody knows that consuming too much salt is bad for your health. But nobody ever mentions the potential impact of the other condiment in the cruet set: black pepper. Does it have an effect on your health?

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4 plant-based foods to eat every week (and why science suggests they’re good for you)

Here are four versatile and tasty plant foods for your weekly grocery list, and the research showing why they’re good for you.

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Is intermittent fasting actually good for weight loss? Here’s what the evidence says

If you’re someone who’s thought about losing weight or has wanted to get healthier in the past few years, you’ve probably come across these two words: intermittent fasting. From celebrities to fitness enthusiasts, intermittent fasting has many thousands of loyal advocates online, claiming this way of eating has helped them lose weight better than other diet methods have.

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9 Vegetables that are healthier for you when cooked

Raw food diets are a fairly recent trend, including raw veganism. The belief being that the less processed food is, the better. However, not all food is more nutritious when eaten raw. Indeed, some vegetables are actually more nutritious when cooked. Here are nine of them.

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‘Food sequencing’ really can help your glucose levels. Here’s what science says about eating salad before carbs

Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life. Scientifically speaking, does this make sense?

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Vegan and vegetarian diets may lack certain nutrients – here’s how to get more of them

If you’re someone who’s thinking of making the switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet, here are a few things to consider to avoid vitamin deficiencies.

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Lemon water won’t detox or energise you. But it may affect your body in other ways

If you believe anecdotes online, drinking lukewarm water with a splash of lemon juice is detoxifying, energising and soothing.

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Meat-free makeovers: easy vegetarian swaps even carnivores will love 

Simple vegetarian meal swaps the whole family can enjoy. As we begin to understand the importance of sustainable and ethical eating, […]

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What is the Nordic diet and is it healthy for you? The latest research

New research is shining a light on the impressive health benefits of a lesser-known but nutritious diet.

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How to keep your health in balance over Easter

Five ways to stay mindful and avoid over-eating this Easter weekend.

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When you eat matters: How your eating rhythms impact your mental health

When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully.

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