- Good dietary choices
- Dietary guidelines
- What is a serving?
- Nutrition resolutions
- Nutrition and pleasure
- Choosing Ready Meals
- Healthy eating in the office
- North African cuisine
- The raw food diet
- Health food lies
- Three meals a day!
- Your guide to healthy eating
- 7 keys to the Chrono diet
- How to get a balanced breakfast
- Change your eating habits!
- 5 ways to get your 5 a day
- What women eat
- Gluten-free diet: More than just a fad
- Brain food: What to eat for exam success
- How to reduce salt in your diet
- The proven benefits of probiotics
- January detox: Kick start your system
- A guide to organic shopping
- Replacing sugar with sweeteners
- Why honey is good for you
- Cooking tips for better digestion
- The Cretan diet
- Boost your brain cells with iron
- How to boost your IQ through your diet
- Comfort food: Healthy ways to boost your morale!
- A healthy diet
- Healthy protein
- Is red meat bad?
- Poultry for protein
- Fish and shellfish
- Omega-3 fish choices
- Low-fat proteins
- How much protein?
- Horsemeat scandal: What are we really eating?
- How to choose good meat
- 10 questions about meat…
- Healthy vegetables
- Vegetable nutrients
- Seaweeds: veggies from the sea
- 5 reasons to love potatoes
- Get sexy with fruits and veg
- Canned vegetables
- Sneaky seaweed is in your daily diet!
Healthy dietary choices
Making good choices in your diet starts with educating yourself on sound nutritional guidelines and incorporating that knowledge into your eating habits. For example, by eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods, enjoying plenty of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and eating regular meals with moderate portions, you can manage your weight and stay healthy.
In other sections, we look at why our bodies need food and how it is digested and used, and discuss the different types of nutrients that are needed in the diet - carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Here, we turn to the foods that supply these essential nutrients and the food...
The key message is to eat a variety of foods from the basic groups.
The official guidelines suggest how many servings should be eaten per day from each food group. The recommendations are expressed as ranges, to cater for different energy needs.
Want to stay ‘in shape’? Feeling guilty after overindulging this festive season? Are you ready to make some changes but missed the New Year resolution window of opportunity? It's never too late... so here are 10 nutrition ideas to get you started.
Trying to eat healthily can sometimes be a real chore and finding the balance between the health and yum factors can be hit and miss (think crash diet vs. binge!). But there is a way around this dilemma: learn more about the nutritional values of different foods.
For millions of UK Muslims, Ramadan is an important moment of inner reflection, worship, fasting and feasting. This month-long fast is one of Islam’s five pillars, along with the creed, daily prayers, giving alms and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
No time to cook and want a quick and easy ready meal? How do you choose one which does not contain too much fat, salt or sugar? How can you decipher the la-bels? Are “diet” meals really better for you? Here, Dr Jean-Michel Cohen, clinical nutritionist, gives his advice for choosing the best ready...
Eating at our desks is a daily occurrence for most of us. And on top of this, there are other, sticky lunchtime situations like office canteens, fast-food places or sandwiches on the go... Managing your diet at the office is not always easy when you are watching your weight. Wherever you are...
Comparable to the Mediterranean diet, North African cuisine is as nutritious as it is highly varied: vegetables, pulses, olive oil, couscous, potatoes, fish and meat. Lemon, herbs and spices are used not only to delicately perfume dishes and give that distinctive taste, but also help to fight...
Sushi, maki and other raw dishes are all the rage nowadays and the rise of food movements like crudivorism and instinctotherapy might make you think that eating raw food is better for your health. But in practice, you have to be very careful with these diets. Read on for the truth about the raw...
Omega 3 is good for the heart, soya is beneficial for women, you should get a diet rich in iodine and avoid bad sugars... There are so many rules around for getting healthy food on your plate. How do sort out what is true from what is just plain wrong?
The distribution of meals throughout the day is important. Breakfast, lunch and dinner should be varied and balanced sources of sustenance. Here Doctissimo pinpoints the ideal balance for each of these three meals.
Adopting good dietary habits is a way of helping your body to function properly and maintain a normal, stable weight. A healthy, balanced diet also contributes to the prevention of certain illnesses. Good eating habits are based on simple ideas and good sense: balance, variety and moderation.
Invented by Dr. Alain Delabos in 1986, chrononutrition is a different way of eating which is designed to fit in with your body clock. Today, our chaotic way of life means we all eat on the go, whenever we get the chance and whatever happens to be to hand.
No time? Not hungry? One in five of us skip the most important meal of the day, but breakfast is essential for a healthy, balanced diet. Breakfast gives us the energy we need to get the day off to a good start. Here’s some advice for those who are always in a rush, only like savoury meals and all...
Too much fat, salt or sugar? So many of us do not eat balanced diets. Despite all the campaigns for healthy eating which constantly remind us all of the importance of eating well, those bad habits are hard to shake off! But is it really possible to change your eating habits? And if so, how do you...
It's easy to get your five a day if you make fruit and vegetables a part of your routine. Here are our tips to help you stick to the golden rule.
We’ve all heard the cliches that women eat chocolate and men eat meat, but what is really finding its way into our shopping baskets and why? A health study has revealed that the differences in the way men and women eat range from different meal times, to how we drink and even how we prepare...
People who are coeliac and have a gluten intolerance have to avoid wheat, rye, barley and oats – but more people are choosing to follow a gluten-free diet. We take a look at why and how.
Diet is key when it comes to boosting brain power during exam time. Whether you're at school, university or studying for a professional qualification, the right brain food can really help your revision. Here are our tips on feeding your brain for success.
Salt has been given a bad press and has been associated with high blood pressure, heart disease and osteoporosis. But how do you reduce your salt intake? Read on for tips and advice on eating healthily without sacrificing flavour.
The probiotics craze has been doing the rounds for a good few years. But do probiotics actually improve health? Read on to find out about the latest research and proven benefits of probiotics.
Have overindulging and bad habits over Christmas left you feeling sluggish? How can you get your natural rhythm back? Read on for how to kickstart digestion and get the new year off to a good start.
In the past few years, organic food has gone from being relatively obscure to ubiquitous on supermarket shelves. Here’s our guide to buying organic and what to look out for.
Sweets, chocolate, biscuits, fizzy drinks...there’s an endless choice of low-calorie alternatives to replace sugar in your diet, but they don’t all have the same value or effect. And what’s really in them?
Honey isn’t just delicious – it’s also good for your health! We take a look at the health benefits of honey and related products.
If discomfort after eating is a common reality for you, it may be time to rethink not just what you're eating, but how you're preparing it. Here are some helpful tips on foods to avoid and cooking methods to adopt to keep cramps, bloating, and acid reflux at bay.
Traditional Cretan cuisine has long been used as a model diet by nutritionists. The Cretan diet is high in vegetables and protective micronutrients. It could also have some amazing benefits for preventing heart disease.
Iron strengthens us physically but it’s also essential for boosting brain power, particularly for women. So will eating black pudding and wheatgerm turn you into Einstein? Read on for how to boost your brain cells with iron!
Are there foods you can eat to increase your brain power? Yes, according to Dr. Jean-Marie Bourre, who has explored the chemistry that links food and cerebral activity in his work Diet and the brain: The new deal. Read on for the neurology and nutrition specialist’s top tips on how to boost your...
There’s nothing like a bit of comfort food when you’re feeling down. Some foods can actually have a direct effect on your mood, too! Read on for Doctissimo’s top comfort foods and how to eat them healthily.
Based on fish, rye bread and berries, the Scandinavian diet could increase life expectancy and could also be a real weapon against obesity. Doctissimo explains the eight key aspects of the unbeatable Viking diet.
Whether you dream of having a flat stomach, seeing that cellulite magically disappear or you just want to slim down and lose weight in general, here are certain foods that can help you reach your goals! Pineapple, peppers, tofu and onions... get your teeth into some naturally slimming foods.
Knowledge gained by nutritionists has led to development of guidelines for a healthy, balanced diet that can reduce the risk of illness.
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