Unfortunately, over the years fats have gained a bad name. However, in the past few decades it has been discovered that we need the good fats in our diet to keep healthy and fight disease. A low fat diet is just as bad as a diet that is high in fat.
Weight loss, food allergies, “healthy” and “unhealthy” foods are a constant source of discussion in the media and will doubtless be of interest to most people at some point in their life, if not throughout their life!
Lis Horwich looks at how to achieve the perfect weight of your choosing.
Body image. A colossal topic with which the developed world is overly preoccupied and always has been. This holds true whether we consider the days when the Rubenesque figure was de rigueur or the modern day obsession with being a size zero.
Barbara looks at some of the best nutrition tips and meal ideas to help you lose weight naturally and get in shape for the Summer.
‘Lose weight’ is usually on the top of the resolution list, especially as it will be no time before you will need to be baring your body on our beaches (or escaping to a warm and sunny place). You sigh; you have been here so many times before.
Your weight story is a rollercoaster ride and your wardrobe shows this as well.
It has been common knowledge for years that by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy balanced diet and to exercising regularly, you are at lower risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes than if you are overweight (having a high percentage body fat).
It is however really necessary look deeper at this and ask: ‘What is a healthy weight?’
Colourful nutrition advice from renowned nutritionist and author of Rainbow Recipes, Barbara Cox.
When talking fruit and veg, the government advises that we eat ‘Five a Day’. That’s certainly a good start, but if I was the Prime Minister I’d change that to ‘Five Colours a Day’. That way we’d hopefully find ourselves eating more than five different kinds of fruit and vegetables daily, but it would mean we’d also benefit from the additional health-promoting properties of eating naturally pigmented food.
Natural food pigments, known technically as carotenoids, are one kind of an important class of disease-fighting biochemicals with a very suitable (but coincidental) name: phytochemicals! Acting as antioxidants and immune response boosters, these chemicals are believed to be very important in providing protection against cancer and heart disease.
Menu planning for the week’s meals and snacking accordingly can save time and money, leaving your willpower stronger when you feel like some naughty inclusions.
Generally, it’s easier to eat healthily at home with all the cupboards organized and everything at your fingertips. So here are five ideas for health and wellbeing while you’re out and about.
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