Diet & Nutrition

Diet and nutrition form part of the foundation of lasting optimum health. Eating a balanced and healthy diet in combination with regular exercise is essential in maintaining physical and mental health as well as overall well-being. Not only are these effective in preventing weight gain or in maintaining weight loss, but healthier lifestyles are also associated with improved sleep and mood.

Our diets are completely under our control. Therefore our health and well-being is dependent on the choices we make. The majority of chronic diseases, from diabetes to strokes, can be traced back to our diet and lifestyle and therefore can be avoided. Understanding the full picture of what a healthy diet consists of will give you every opportunity to embark on the health-kick you’ve been seeking.

It is true though that there is a lot of confusing information about what a healthy diet consists of. We all know the food groups we’ve been told to eat more of and those we’re meant to avoid, but is this really the way forward? For instance, we’ve been told to avoid saturated fat and yet more and more research is beginning to show that saturated fat is an essential component of a healthy and balanced diet.

Other exciting research has shown that certain probiotics may help combat autism. Studies have also identified that eating red meat could help protect your brain against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, contradicting current guidelines saying that we should eat less red meat. It is difficult to know sometimes what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t.

This is where the Daily Health is at hand. The Diet & Nutrition archive will provide you all you need to know on how to maintain a healthy balanced diet, separating the fact from the fiction. All our latest findings will help you make sense of the confusing dietary guidelines and show you how optimal nutrition can support and protect your health.

Latest Articles in Diet & Nutrition

peppermint

Peppermint can help soothe IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can make your life an absolute misery, with symptoms that include stomach pain or cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Unfortunately, there'...

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vitamin C, vaccine, vaccines, cancer, fruit

Don’t be misled into eating less fruit

When it comes to eating fruit, some people are a bit confused and as a result don't cash in on the abundant health benefits different fruits have to offer. Why? I think the confu...

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cinnamon

Harness cinnamon to help burn those extra pounds

If, like me, you've over-indulged during the festive season on one-too-many mince pies and party canapés, then the solution to shedding those extra pounds you've gained may be sit...

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mushrooms, candida

Mushrooms can help ward off candida

By now you probably already know that your gut is home to billions of bacteria. When this delicate balance of bacteria is disturbed, then you can soon start to struggle with a Cand...

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Peas, fruit and vegetables

Doctors know little about the benefits of nutrition

There is a shocking lack of knowledge among doctors when it comes to nutrition, due to woefully inadequate medical school training on this important topic… and patients are being...

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fat

How fat can affect your energy levels

Studies have shown that instead of pouring yourself another cup of coffee to fight fatigue, what you may actually need to do is get more fat. Now, I'm not talking about the unheal...

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flu

Boost your immunity with berries this flu season

I think you'll agree that the cold snap we've had the past few days is a sure sign that winter is here... and that means that flu and colds will soon be doing the rounds. As soon...

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probiotics, gut health

Powerful probiotic formula keeps making waves with more new research

Back in October 2015, Journal of Natural Health Solutions (JNHS) reported on a unique and powerful probiotic formula, which had just been launched in the UK, called Just Thrive. In...

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walnuts

Walnuts help protect your gut health

Previously, I told you about a study that showed how walnuts can help protect your brain against Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found that mice who were fed a "walnut-enriched di...

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Take control over metabolic syndrome with avocados

If there is one thing about mainstream dietary advice that has done quite a lot of damage, then it is the fact that they have been turning saturated fat into such a health villain....

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