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Men still stigmatise gluten free diets despite growing awareness

Research has been conducted to reveal the perceptions of the modern British man on gluten free diets.

Almost half of Brits have increased efforts to monitor the amount of sugar in their diet compared to a year ago

Almost half of Brits have increased efforts to monitor the amount of sugar in their diet compared to a year ago

As the debate surrounding the potential dangers of sugar and how to tackle this issue continues to rage, new research from Mintel finds a significant 46% of Brits have taken at least one course of action to monitor or reduce their sugar intake in the last year.

Children ‘bored’ of healthy food

Most parents will attest that getting kids to eat healthily can be like nailing jelly to the ceiling. But with childhood obesity on the rise, it’s become even more important to find creative ways of improving children’s diets.

Cut out cooked calories

Cut out cooked calories

Whilst ‘those in the know’ have been touting the benefits of eating raw foods for the last few years, a new paper from researchers at Harvard University has helped shed some light on why cooking foods can be detrimental to our waist lines.

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

This winter saw the arrival of M, a unique dining and drinking concept in the heart of London’s City. Located in a vast and impressive venue, ‘M’ houses two restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den.

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.