- Mental wellbeing & diet
- Anti-stress eating
- Get smart with brain foods
- Buy up on brain food
- Keep your head with fruit and veg!
- Digestive disorders
- Digestive disorders
- IBS case study
- Crohn's and colitis
- Dealing with lactose intolerance
- Diverticular disorders
- Gluten-free diet
- Nutritional advice
- Treating gall stones
- Tips for indigestion
- Tips for peptic ulcers
- Tips for constipation
- Tips for diarrhoea
- Treating GORD
- Treating IBS
- Difficult digestion? Get some fibre!
- Eating with gastroenteritis...
Eating for improved health
The foods you eat are critical in determining both your current and future health. Proof emerges regularly, showing that a healthy diet and regular exercise can help ward off cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis, as well contributing to overall improved health.
Eating a varied diet, based on a wide range of nutritious ingredients, can help control your weight, reduce cholesterol levels, treat infections, and ensure that you get an adequate intake of vital vitamins and minerals.
Those who eat healthily throughout their lives are more likely to remain disease-free than those who follow the typical North European diet, which is high in artery-clogging fat and low in nutrients.
Nutricosmetics (beauty foods – a combination of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals) are orally ingested products, including supplements and enriched food and beverages, designed to improve a user’s appearance and enhance beauty ‘from within’.
I’m not a fan of the term ‘detox diet’ as it is often associated with long periods of fasting or drinking vegetable juice for days on end. Detox is really the term given to simplifying the diet, giving your digestive system the rest it deserves after days, or perhaps even weeks of overeating and...
Food has the potential to help heal illness in the same way that it has the potential to help provoke it as well. So, let’s take a look at what’s in your food cupboard and stock up on food and drink to help you feel great and looking forward to a long healthy life.
An apple a day may well keep the doctor away, but according to a recent American study, strawberries could also help to keep that very same doctor at bay.
Far from being just a classic grandmother’s remedy for tummy troubles, prunes are actually an amazing health food for women, especially for those who are looking to keep in shape.
Detox diets and programmes have been quite in fashion over the last few years. But do they actually work... maybe not, according to the experts!
We know red wine is good for the heart, but could it also be useful in fighting the flab? According to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a chemical found in red wine, or more precisely in grapes, blueberries and passion fruit, called piceatannol, could block immature fat...
These foods are highly valued for health-giving, disease-preventing properties of the nutrients they supply.
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