Most people will know what a pescatarian diet is, but for those who are not sure, it boils down to following a diet of plant-based foods but adding various fish and seafood to it.
The jargon used on labels regarding sugar can be very confusing. Labels often contain the words ‘no added sugar’, or ‘unsweetened’. However, our brains will immediately think that these products are sugar-free and healthy to purchase. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Prevention is better than cure, so the saying goes, and in the instance of yeast infections it certainly can be the case.
Among common health complaints, issues with the thyroid can be difficult to identify. The symptoms are subtle and easily confused with other ailments. In fact, it’s easy to write off many of the warning signs as side effects of a busy life in the 21st Century.
Food allergies have a range of negative impacts on the human body. Some symptoms are obvious, such as struggles with the respiratory tract and outbreaks of acne and hives on the skin. Others are more subtle and nefarious, such as a drop in energy levels. These are more likely linked to a food intolerance.
There is very little downtime in modern life. We are faced with a barrage of decisions to make daily, and this means that we need to keep our minds active and keen.
Allergy jabs can be a wondrous solution to any suffering that you may incur, but results on each individual can vary.
Most of us are aware of diabetes, but aside from knowing that it’s something to do with blood sugar levels and insulin, it can be confusing understanding the different types and what might put us at risk of developing the condition.
Not much divides opinion like the diet we choose to follow, especially so whether or not we choose to eat meat. Some staunch carnivores argue that we need to eat meat to survive whilst committed vegans argue that we don’t need to eat any animal products at all. Then...
It’s a question many of are confused by – do we really need to take a vitamin supplement or can we get all we need by eating a healthy diet? Are they all a marketing ploy or could we all do with an extra nutritional boost?
Protein, along with carbohydrate and fat, is a macronutrient. (As opposed to the vitamins and minerals, which are micronutrients.) It’s an essential element of our diet as protein is present in every single one of our cells.
Here’s the lowdown on the B vitamins, why we need them and where we’ll find them.
One diet, or way of eating, that’s become popular in recent years is intermittent fasting. But what exactly does this mean, is it healthy and could it lead to weight loss?
Many women await this transition in their lives with fear and trepidation as to what will be happening to their bodies, and even their minds. Women cannot avoid this when natural menstrual cycles are ceased, but the symptoms and effects can vary considerably.
If you take a moment to think about your diet, like many of us, you probably think about foods that are heart healthy, or that support your immune system. Or maybe you consider each food in terms of its fat content and whether it will cause you to lose or gain weight. But how often do you think about foods that support a healthy brain?
In fact the impact of gut health has been linked to a variety of health concerns, ranging from digestive problems, autoimmune conditions and metabolic diseases such as obesity.
In years gone by, it was thought that regularly eating a diet of meat, potatoes and vegetables was a good way of achieving this balance. But now, new research shows that eating meat, especially red or processed meat, can lead to chronic health conditions.
Our immune health is vitally important to the rest of our overall health. The stronger our immune system, the less likely we are to fall foul of infections and illnesses that can make us sick.
Before consuming too much of this stimulant, however, it’s worth noting the impact that it has on the body. Like all things, caffeine can be a force for good or evil. Moderation is essential.
The saying ‘cast-iron stomach’, really is misleading. At some point, most of us need a tummy overhaul, usually due to over-indulgence during holiday periods.
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