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Pecan protection

Pecan protection

A new study, to be published early next year, has helped highlight some of the powerful benefits of pecan nuts and why you should include them in your diet.

Two-thirds unaware of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight

Two-thirds unaware of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight

Almost two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight, according to research commissioned by Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco.

Breakfast benefits of buckwheat

Breakfast benefits of buckwheat

If you want a truly healthy, and tasty, way to kick start your mornings in the New Year then it’s time to move on from traditional granola and reach for the buckwheat instead.

Could algae hold the key to reducing cholesterol?

Could algae hold the key to reducing cholesterol?

A recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, looked at the impact in people who had slightly raised cholesterol of taking chlorella, a type of fresh water algae.

Get your belly back on track this New Year

Get your belly back on track this New Year

It's estimated that one in three people is affected by IBS at some point in their lives. If you’re one of these people then the over indulgence of Christmas and New Year will undoubtedly, unless you’ve been very regimented, have left you with a bloated belly and tummy troubles.

Healthy New Year: Green juice, hair of the dog, or both?

Healthy New Year: Green juice, hair of the dog, or both?

Each January, roughly one in three people resolve to better themselves in some way, with healthier eating and exercise topping the list. About three quarters stick to their goals for at least a week, but few persevere.

New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals

New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals

Official figures show that the Deputy Prime Minister’s policy of offering free school meals to all infants at school has had a very high uptake in its first 3 months.

Tropical tummy trimmer

Tropical tummy trimmer

Its fans already include Alisha Dixon and Miranda Kerr, but a new study, published this month in the British Journal of Nutrition, shows we could all benefit from swapping to virgin coconut oil this New Year.

Post Christmas pick me up

Post Christmas pick me up

When the buzz of New Year fades away it’s understandable that many people feel a little down in the dumps, but if you’re one of the estimated half a million people in the UK thought to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder there can be more to your mood than just missing the laughter and lights of Christmas.

Flower Power in 2015

Flower Power in 2015

Popular in France, Italy and Spain, artichoke remains a rare sight on dinner plates in the UK. With numerous research papers published throughout 2014 however, highlighting its powerful benefits, the vegetable, or more correctly the flower, is set to be at the top of shopping lists for the health conscious in 2015.

Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

A recent study carried out at University College London suggests that many probiotic drinks may be a waste of time, and money, as only a small amount of the beneficial bacteria they contain actually reach the area of the gut where they’re most useful.

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

Diet Tribes, a brand new series presented by Dr Chris Van Tulleken and clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron, will investigate the latest science behind the discovery that the best way to lose weight could be a personalised diet, the secret to which may lie in our genes, our hormones and neuroscience.

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

This November, dance, fitness and holistic Shoreditch studio, FRAME, are teaming up with Fish Market to launch a new exercise and brunch offering as part of the new Warehouse Weekend experience.

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro, the world’s first high protein coconut water, has launched. The drink combines 20 grams of whey protein (per 330ml serving) with the natural nutritional properties of coconut water to deliver muscle recovery and hydration in a delicious and refreshing post-workout drink.

Seasonal health and beauty

Seasonal health and beauty

Autumn means hedgerow fruits come into season as blackberries, sloes and damsons add colour and flavour to our countryside. The change of seasons isn’t all good though as it also brings rain, wind and dropping temperatures, meaning our skin and immune systems face a host of challenges.