Nutrition

What are ‘fasting’ diets and do they help you lose weight?

Trying to lose weight is hard work. You need to plan meals and snacks, and make a big effort to avoid situations that trigger more...

How simple diet changes could reduce osteoarthritis symptoms

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis in the world with 18 percent of women and 9.6 percent of men aged 60 years...

Climate change could cause global beer shortages, says new study

Severe climate events could cause shortages in the global beer supply, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study warns...

Drinking No 1 Rosemary Water could improve your memory by up to 15%

In new research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that drinking No 1 Rosemary Water can boost cognitive and memory performance by...

Are popular diets safe for your health?

Many of the latest popular diets make wild claims while imposing drastic changes to what you can eat. Do any of these sound familiar? Eat all...

We all need water for a healthy life – but how much?

During the summer – and year-round – our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we...

6 foods that help fight diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Parkinson’s

The foods we eat play a significant role in our health. In recent studies, scientists are discovering how eggs, nuts, dairy products, vegetables and even...

Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?

Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists...

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds,...

Love meat too much to be vegetarian? Go ‘flexitarian’

A flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first coined in 1998, describes people who mostly,...