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

Diet: How I Gained A Stone In One Year…

It creeps up on you very quickly and before you know it, those extra couple of pounds you gain here and there become a stone... I mean we don't always keep an eye on your diet? Tha...

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vegetarian

Does A Vegetarian Diet Lead To A Healthier Heart?

I am one of the most unlikely candidates to follow a vegetarian diet. I've tried, but I just couldn't say goodbye to my once-a-week steak and my all-time favourite, omega-3 rich sa...

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margarine

“Margarine Is Chemical Gunk…”

I had to smile when I read this headline: "At last, the truth: Butter is GOOD for you - and margarine is chemical gunk." I was very young when margarine became a big 'health fad'....

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Alli, weight loss

Alli: Weight-Loss Drug Can Cost You Your Liver

Remember Alli? The reduced dosage variation of the prescription weight loss drug Orlistat or Xenical. The drug that inhibits or prevents the body from absorbing fat from foods. Ba...

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weight loss, helix slim

Obesity: Britain Is The Fattest Country In Europe

There's no way around it, the obesity crisis in the UK and US is a major health concern. Recently the UK's National Health Service (NHS) reported that more than 7,000 adults in Bri...

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shingles vaccine

Shingles Vaccine Offers Little Protection

When it comes to vaccines, I am the last one to jump on the bandwagon. The shingles vaccine is another example of why I have little or no respect for the mainstream's hyper aggress...

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supplements

The Fight To Save Our Food Supplements Continue

For the past 12 years, we've campaigned passionately against the stringent regulations to food supplements being enforced across Europe (EU). Our readers have been fantastic in sho...

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horse meat

Food Contamination: Horse Meat in Beef Burgers

Raising a family in the current economic climate can be very costly. The last thing any parent wants to discover is that the food they're putting on the table is not 100 per cent w...

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obesity

Junk Food And The Obesity Epidemic

Back in 2012, I referred to the UK's obesity as Britain's silent epidemic. However, if you look at what is happening globally, then this epidemic has turned into a global pandemic....

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heartburn drugs

Highlighting The Dangers Of Heartburn Drugs

Let's draw a Venn Diagram. In one circle, you've got people who use heartburn medication. I'm thinking specifically about heartburn drugs also known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI...

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