Nutrition

How potato milk measures up against other plant-based milk alternatives

Duane Mellor, Lead for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nutrition at Aston University, looks at the latest trend in alternative milk.

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How to swap meat for nutritious alternatives – and why it’s a good thing to do

Ruth Fairchild and Shirley Hinde, both senior lecturers in Nutrition at Cardiff Metropolitan University offer their advice for healthy meat swaps.  

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Extra virgin olive oil: why it’s healthier than other cooking oils

It’s common advice for people watching their waistlines or looking to eat healthier to beware of the amount of oil they use while cooking. But that doesn’t mean we should cut oil entirely from our diet. This is because extra virgin olive oil in particular can have many benefits for our health.

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A new way to stem obesity? Why scientists are focusing on food types and gene therapy

Biological differences could lead to new means of fighting the global obesity epidemic. 

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Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

A physician specialising in preventive medicine explains how patients who adopt whole-food plant-based diets increase carbohydrate intake and often see reversal of chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension.

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Food as medicine: How to eat yourself well

Your diet has a big impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. But which foods promote your health or treat existing conditions? We ask the experts what should be on your plate. 

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5 ways to celebrate over the holidays without sacrificing your health

After a long and difficult year for most, we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved break these Christmas holidays. Over the festive season we tend to overindulge, which often leads to uncomfortable bloating and an unhappy gut. Yet, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy all the holiday festivities without sacrificing our health.

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How to avoid fatigue as we head into the festive season

Nutritionist Nikki Hart shares her top tips for wellness over summer and to avoid fatigue during the busy periods. Nikki also developed and collated the ingredients for the SHOJO Wellness Tonics, with their main goal being to fight fatigue and keep clarity and energy levels up naturally.

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Study finds moderate carbohydrate intake has benefits for women’s cardiovascular health

Women’s heart health has been the focus of a recent study by Monash University, with researchers finding that proportional carbohydrate intake and not saturated fat was significantly associated with cardiovascular disease benefit in Australian women.

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Give your health a boost with these vitamins for spring and summer

Boost your health over the sunny seasons with these essential vitamins.

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Obesity study: You are what you eat, not how much you eat

Overeating does not always make you overweight, according to research published by Oxford University Press (OUP), which put the US’s “obesity epidemic” down to processed carbs prompting hormones to cause widespread metabolic mayhem.

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New research suggests eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults

The American Heart Association has found eating a plant-centred diet during young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of heart disease in middle age.

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5 pantry staples to support good gut health

The Gut Health Dietitian, Nicole Dynan shares the five pantry ingredients that support a healthy functioning gut.

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Superfood spotlight: what are tiger nuts and how to eat them

A small cousin of the sweet potato and a staple ingredient in Spain’s creamy milk horchata drink, tiger nuts have enjoyed a rise in popularity in recent years due to their incredible health benefits.

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What is keto flu?

You have probably heard about the health benefits of the keto diet, including for fast and sustained weight loss. But, you may have also heard about the symptoms and complications of the diet. We take a look into some of these and unpack what is keto flu.

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4 ways to heal your gut and reduce inflammation

How to harvest better gut health, reduce inflammation and heal from the inside-out.

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Magic beans: The power of pulses

Top five reasons to learn to love your legumes.

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Fermenting for health – 5 fermented foods you should be eating right now

Fermented and pickled foods are a powerhouse of nutrients. These bacteria boosting foods are known for their ability to take food through the seasons, but what many don’t know about is their incredible ability to heal our gut.

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Tips for managing ADHD through diet

Diet deficiencies have been linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. To try to minimise such symptoms as inattention and impulsivity, changes to what you eat may make a positive difference.

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Dietitian reveals the 5 foods they always keep in their pantry

How healthy is your kitchen pantry? You may want to stock it up with a few of these foods. HelloFresh […]

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Is canned fruit as good as fresh?

A new study shows that nutritional content of canned fruits are as good as fresh, and in some respects better.

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Food as medicine? Exploring the Japanese practice of ‘nuchi gusui’

Are we treating food all wrong? We look at one Japanese practice that sees food as medicine and eating as a ritual.

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The health benefits of olives

Salty, tangy, aromatic –  one can’t help but savour the rich flavours of olives. Whether you’re eating them whole, or drizzling oil on a dish, olives offer a variety of wonderful health benefits.

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Vegan-friendly foods that are rich in iron

It’s a common myth that those on a plant-based diet often suffer from a lack of iron. And while animal products are a great source of iron, it doesn’t mean you can’t find it anywhere else.

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