If you’ve been blaming your body shape on your sweet tooth, it might be time to give yourself a break. Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that your slimming success could hinge on how you fared in the genetic lottery, rather than the strength of your...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 got bad habits, whether it’s occasionally forgetting to take our make-up off, being a prolific gum chewer or having a sweet tooth. But, as much a these vices get blamed for a host of ills, there’s also surprising emerging science and expert advice to suggest we...
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...
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...
What woman can’t recite a list of healthy habits she wants to keep? Lifting weights, running more, drinking eight glasses of water a day, wearing SPF to protect skin, booking regular smears, and not forgetting planning in regular meditation to beat stress.  The habits themselves might change, but one thing...