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

Heal your gut with the Paleo Diet

If you are a regular reader of The Daily Health then you'll know that I believe that optimum health begins and ends with your gut… and one of the best ways to maintain a healthy...

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Eating vegetables can help reduce stress

I’m the first one to admit that when I feel frazzled or when stress is getting the better of me, I go for the “bad” stuff – sugar in the form of chocolate. I know it’s n...

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Celebrity chef turns on “nutritional experts”?

I have one golden rule when it comes to eating food: It won’t cross my lips if it was prepared in an angry or negative environment and that includes eating at a dinner table wher...

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The link between sleep and a healthy gut

As a regular reader of The Daily Health, you know that I believe good health starts in your gut. That’s because more and more research are linking the good bacteria found in your...

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Would you feed a dying cancer patient this toxic soup?

Picture this: You are a terminally ill cancer patient. During the last days of your life, you begin to have problems with digesting food and as a result care workers send you ‘he...

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Change The Way You Age By Losing Weight

A new study just poked a few holes in the mistaken belief that you can be healthy and overweight as you age. Now, I know this goes against all common sense, but there are people wh...

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A Simple And Effective Way To Help Slowdown The Ageing Process

There's no point denying it, because on some level each of us want to slow down the ageing process and stay younger for longer. I’m not saying we want to go back on some time tra...

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Exercise Alone Won’t Undo The Damage Of A Poor Diet

In 2013, the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet reported that poor diet generates more disease than lack of exercise, alcohol and smoking combined. The article also stated tha...

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Improve Your Brain Function In Just 12 Weeks

My brother-in-law believes that a natural approach to health – as a first line of defence – is nonsense... give him a pharmaceutical drug to ease any ills and he's happy. Me? W...

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Is The Secret To Living Longer Down To Your Diet?

You must've seen those news articles talking about an old lady who lived well past the age of 100... never sick a day in her life... passing away peacefully in her sleep. Wouldn't...

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