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...
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...
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...
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...
Want a quick easy way to boost your nutrition? Create a herb garden on your kitchen windowsill. Herbs are easy to grow, offer a wealth of culinary uses and, because they're rich in phytochemicals and vitamins A and C, countless health benefits. Use them liberally in cooking as...
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...
If there was a popularity contest for veggies, kale would win hands-down! This leafy green veg is a favourite among hipsters, health aficionados and celebrities alike thanks to its outstanding nutritional benefits. If you’re not already a fully paid-up member of the kale fan club, its low-calorie, high-fibre...
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...
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...