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...

Smoothies

Smoothies are big business. First they were an indulgent way to get a couple of your five-a-day, then a high-end gym staple and now ubiquitous.  But while enterprising supermarkets and juice bars are engaged in an arms-race of flavour combinations – mango and mint is surprisingly good – are...

Are You Hooked On Junk Food?

In case you don’t understand just how bad junk food is for your body, there’s a simple study known as the Cafeteria Diet that makes it clear. In an attempt to accurately measure food intake in a group of ten lean, healthy men, researchers filled two vending machines...
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...
1. Don’t suppress your rage It’s crucial to recognise that anger is a perfectly normal human emotion, and suppressing your rage can have far-reaching negative health impacts including anxiety, depression and physical damage to your heart, according to the British Journal Of Health Psychology. That said, moderation is essential because...
A quarter of Brits are treating potentially serious symptoms like bloating or weight loss by making changes to their diet, such as cutting out gluten or dairy, rather than having them checked out by a doctor, according to new research. The Bupa investigation found that 24% of Brits had...
It would be great, wouldn’t it? If you could plough through bar after bar of chocolate knowing that every single bite was only going to make you healthier? It’s not surprising that there is so much scientific research into the possible health benefits of chocolate. Any benefits of chocolate...

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...
Heart disease is the cause of more than a quarter (26%) of all deaths in the UK each year according to the British Heart Foundation. And while the risk rises in line with age, it’s never too early to make lifestyle changes to protect yourself from ticker-related issues. Most...

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....