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Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries

"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health," The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis – hardening and thickening of the arteries due to a build-up of fatty...

Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller

"Starting the day with mushrooms could help you shed pounds from your waistline, new research has found," the Mail Online reports. US researchers wanted to see if regularly eating mushrooms for breakfast makes you feel fuller. Satiety or feeling full can be an...

Night-time eating linked to heart disease

"Late night food scoffing could lead to greater risk of heart disease and other illnesses such as diabetes," reports The Sun. Researchers in Mexico found that rats were less able to clear fats from their bloodstream after being fed at a time when they'd normally be...

Drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day may have some health benefits

“Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits',” reports BBC News. The health impacts of coffee, have been investigated many times. This is because it is one of the most commonly consumed drinks around the world, so even modest benefits or harms could have a...

Mindfulness training may help you keep the weight off

"If you manage to lose weight but struggle to keep it off, you may want to consider taking up mindfulness meditation," suggests the Mail Online. This follows a review of studies that looked at the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on weight loss and...

Eating 40g of cheese a day may reduce heart attack and stroke risk

"Eating a small portion of cheese every day could reduce your chance of developing heart disease or stroke," reports The Independent. Chinese researchers reviewed previous studies and found a modest reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart...

Night-time eating linked to heart disease

"Late night food scoffing could lead to greater risk of heart disease and other illnesses such as diabetes," reports The Sun. Researchers in Mexico found that rats were less able to clear fats from their bloodstream after being fed at a time when they'd normally be...

Can a daily cup of tea help prevent glaucoma?

"Could drinking tea really be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma?," asks The Guardian. The question is prompted by a US survey, carried out in 2005-06, that asked what people drank over the past 12 months and looked for any links with current diagnoses of glaucoma....

Why oranges are good for you

Make the most of citrus season and grab unwaxed organic varieties for flavour and nutrition The zesty, citrus whiff of oranges freshens up the January kitchen, drawing a line under heavy celebratory food, and lighting up the virtuous, but enticing path to a lighter,...

Why starvation diets don’t work

If your idea of a diet is not eating, think again. A starvation diet can mean you pile more weight on in the long run. The practice of fasting has been around for centuries, but recently the practice of abstaining from eating has become a fashionable way to obtain...

Muscle food: six surprising sources

Introduce these six unexpected ingredients to turn your meals into food for your muscles Mustard Getting plenty of protein in your diet should always be a priority if you’re eating to build muscle, but new research suggests you should have mustard with your...

10 tips to help you sleep better

We all know what it feels like not having enough sleep. Because all you want to do is get back into bed and catch up on lost sleep. Not only having little sleep lowers your ability to think, it has many negative health effects on the body as a whole. Anyhow! at a...

What to Eat to Boost Immunity

A strong immune system is the foundation of good health, warding off infections and allowing you to bounce back more quickly if you do get sick. Although there is no one food or supplement that has been scientifically proven to improve immunity, there are certain...

Understanding low-carb, high-protein diets

People naturally love a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting. However, as with most nutrition-related subjects, the low-carb, high-protein approach just isn’t as simple as it sounds. For a start, there’s a lot of confusion about what actually constitutes...

Stay hydrated this summer

Ok so this is the general rule of thumb that you have probably recited or been told when it comes to staying hydrated over the summer months. Don't let yourself become dehydrated when it's hot, drink before your thirst kicks in. Always carry water as it is the best...

Eating fats can help you lose weight

So now I have your attention from the title above, it’s true, consuming the right fats can actually aid controlled weight loss. How I hear you ask? well first let’s consider the role of fats in our diet. We know that the ‘good’ unsaturated fats (polyunsaturated and...

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