Nutrition

Egg shortage: A nutritionist on the best egg alternatives

Nutritionist Hazel Flight explains how tofu, aquafaba and pureed fruits can be used as healthy alternatives to eggs.

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Picky eaters ‘put off by food’ depending on plate colour

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered that the colour of the bowl in which food is served also influences taste perception.

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We’re told to ‘eat a rainbow’ of fruit and vegetables. Here’s what each colour does in our body

Nutritionists will tell you to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables. This isn’t just because it looks nice on the plate. Each colour signifies different nutrients our body needs.

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Quinoa vs. Rice – which is better for you?

While rice has been a store cupboard staple for decades, Quinoa has emerged in recent years as something of a […]

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Fruit and veg: is it better to peel them?

Many people’s default when preparing fruit and vegetables is to peel them. But often, it’s not necessary. There are important nutrients in the peel. And, what’s more, discarded fruit and veg peels contribute to climate change.

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Are butter boards bad for you? An expert view on the latest food trend

In an unexpected twist, butter seems to be back on the menu. After years of being a maligned ingredient that […]

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What are postbiotics and how can they improve our gut health?

Many of us are familiar with probiotics and you might even have heard of prebiotics. But what are postbiotics and what is their role when it comes to gut health?

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Top tips to support your gut health

While gut health may seem minor in the bigger health picture, Dietician, Nicole Dynan says it has a huge impact on our wellbeing and quality of life.

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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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