Eating shellfish like prawns and scallops once a week can protect your brain against age-related memory loss and other cognitive problems, thanks to their high levels of omega 3 fatty acids and low levels of toxic compounds such as mercury. Research published in the journal Neurology found that...
Even the most draconian of dinnertime dieters can be far less scrupulous when it comes to healthy snacks, and plenty of worthy lifestyle goals are sabotaged every afternoon as desk drawers are opened to reveal multipacks of savoury saturated fats. The UK loves crisps, and even though substantial efforts...
Porridge is great. Eggs too. Eggs are great. And granola? That’s great. Really great. Toast? Great. But, just like the start of this paragraph, too much of a great thing can become predictable. A bit samey. A bit, dare we say, dull. Is that how you want to...
Giving up alcohol completely is no easy task. After all, cracking open a frosty one or pouring out a dram of your favourite whisky at the end of a hard day’s work is one of life’s great pleasures. It is, however, a pleasure that can hit your health...
People in the UK have no time for fibre. According to the NHS, the average consumption is 14g a day, when 30g is the recommended amount. Fortunately, once you start looking out for it, it’s not a tricky requirement to meet. Why do we need fibre? Getting enough fibre can...
Exercising for just an hour a week, regardless of the intensity, can help prevent depression, according to new research on 33,908 people who were tracked for 11 years. The study – led by scientists from the Black Dog Institute, which conducts research into mental health issues – concluded that...
Cutting sugar from your hot drink routine might seem like a small change to your diet, but the overall effect it can have on your calorie intake is tremendous. Consider this – a teaspoon contains about 5g of sugar, which contains 20 calories. So having three hot drinks a...

Is Garlic Good For You?

There’s much more to garlic than vampire-vanquishing flavour – it’s has been used by humans for tens of thousands of years as both an ingredient and medicine. Indeed, it may have become part of our diet many years after it was first identified as a topical remedy for...
We all like a moan after a long, tiring day at work – but deep down we know that if were just a bit better organised, things wouldn’t be so bad. We’d be more prepared for the tasks thrown at us, more able to deal with unexpected complications,...

Is Cheese Good For You?

Legend has it that an Arabian merchant discovered cheese by storing milk in a container made from a sheep’s stomach for a journey across the desert. The heat of the desert caused the milk to react with the rennet in the stomach and separate into curds and whey....