From expensive superfoods to grabbing a convenient smoothie on the go, eating well and keeping up with food trends isn’t cheap. Cambridge University recently found that eating healthily costs three times more than eating unhealthily. They tracked 100 key food and drink items over 10 years and discovered...
Want to know how to live better for longer? The secret to adding years to your life and fighting disease as you get older could lie in re-evaluating what’s on your plate.  If you think your diet is already pretty clean, we have some news that could make it that little...
We’ve all been there… You go to slip into your slinky party dress only to find it’s mysteriously shrunk. What do you do? Wear magic knickers and breathe in? Swap it for something you don’t like? Go panic-shopping for a new dress? Scrap that. The sensible option is to...
1. Make friends with magnesium Did you know that chocolate cravings could indicate a lack of this vital mineral? Chocolate is high in magnesium, which could explain why many women tend to crave the good stuff prior to their period, as this is when magnesium levels tend to dip. Try...
We all know it takes discipline to follow a diet, and if weight loss is your goal, you’re probably saying no to treats, filling your plate with fruit and veg and hitting it hard at the gym. But your super-virtuous routine may just be foiling your get-slim goals. How...
One in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their life. In fact it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK. Scary stuff, but don’t panic –­ we’ve talked to Hilda Glickman nutritional therapist and author of new book...
Cholesterol in food rarely matters. You'd think the obvious thing would be to eat fewer of the top cholesterol-containing foods such as prawns, organ meats and eggs. But, for most people, the amount of cholesterol in the diet has very little impact on the amount of cholesterol circulating in their...
So, you vowed to be healthier and slimmer this year. You’ve been nibbling on carrot sticks between meals, religiously keeping a food journal and slogging it out at the gym daily, only to find that the scales... Just. Won’t. Budge.  Putting in all that effort and not seeing the...
Pancake Tuesday is coming up and whether you’re about to give up your favourite foods for Lent or simply want a healthier pancake, here are some options to help you enjoy a treat without the need for a guilty confession! H&F has teamed up with top food bloggers Dannii...
Nothing could be more precious than our eyesight, yet evidence shows that 50 per cent of sight loss could be avoided through improved eye care and early detection of problems when they do occur. Studies suggest that exposure to high levels of sunlight throughout your life may damage...