Diet and Nutrition

These articles provide advice on healthy eating for sports, weight loss and general wellbeing. Diet is vital to health, so we explain what a healthy diet is and how it affects your weight. We also have a growing selection of diet plans.

The Cabbage Soup Diet Revisited

The Cabbage Soup Diet is possibly the most infamous diet ever created. When people talk about strict weight loss diets, often the first that springs to mind is the Cabbage Soup Diet. People often feel slightly revolted at the thought…

The Healthy Nut Diet

Nuts are not enough to be a diet in themselves, but should form part of a healthy and well balanced diet. Nuts are a great source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and Nuts are 10-25% protein, high in…

The Source of a Superfood: Pectin

Superfoods are back in the news at the moment. After a brief attack earlier in the year by some nutritionists that suggested that foods should not be labeled as “super”, for fear that some people will believe that they can…

Too Much Meat and Dairy Causes Cancer

Recent research by the University of Oxford has shown that eating meat and dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Diets high in meat, especially red and processed meat, raises levels of a hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factor-1…

How To Maintain Super Health With Super Foods

There has been some controversy over the term “super foods” in recent months, as some nutritionists and health advisers have warned that this term is misleading the public into believing that good health is attainable simply by adding a few…

Simple Tuna Salad with Olives

INGREDIENTS: 2 large tomatoes 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 small onion 1 can (6 1/2 or 7 ounces) tuna in vegetable oil 4 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 small clove garlic 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper…

How Do Low Carbohydrate Approaches Work?

The answer requires a little biological knowledge. There is nothing really complicated about why a low carbohydrate diet works. To put it simply, the human body has two methods of turning food matter into energy (i.e. metabolism). One method involves…

Introduction to Low Carb / High Protein Diets

Low carb (carbohydrate) diets, are a relatively new nutritional approach to weight loss and dietary health. Dr. Atkins was the first to popularise low carbohydrate diets with the Atkins Diet Revolution. Scientific Backing For a Low Carb Approach Studies have…

Children To Learn How to Cook Healthily

A new government incentive to help to teach children about eating a healthy diet, and also teach them to cook for themselves, has been launched. The main purpose is to educated children, so that they are more likely to avoid…

Superfoods Are No Longer Superfoods By Name

New EU regulations mean that many foods that have been branded as “superfoods” can no longer be so called, unless scientific evidence can be provided of their super status. Blueberries, salmon, spinach and soy have all been branded as superfoods,…