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


When Diet Fizzy Drinks Make You Fat…

Spring is in the air and with the longer (and ever so slightly warmer) days it's good to see how many people are enthusiastic about shedding their bit of winter fat... However, if...

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Curcumin Helps To Curb Some Mood Disorders

There's absolutely no reason why curcumin – the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its bright yellow-orange colour – shouldn't be called a super-antioxidant. In the pa...

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How Research Has Skewed The Data On Fizzy Drinks

Previously, I told you about Big Sugar trying to convince the public that sugar is not as bad for your health as what years of scientific research has proven time and again. Despi...

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Don’t Be Misled By Big Sugar’s Bogus Claims

I think we always knew deep down that sugar was not good for our health. Fortunately, in recent years there's been a massive shift in how people view sugar and nowadays many people...

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Are You Getting Value For Money When You Buy Organic?

The days of using hiked-up prices as an excuse to not buy organic food are slowly but surely coming to an end. That's because supermarkets like Aldi have taken very positive steps...

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Are You Throwing Away The Best Bit Of Avocado?

We already know that the flesh of an avocado is rich in healthy heart-protecting monounsaturated fatty acids. It is also rich in fibre and has been proven to help maintain healthy...

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Improve Mental Performance With Ice Cream?

There's sometimes just plain bad science and then there is laughable science... The latest in the latter category is a study that claims eating ice cream for breakfast may improve...

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UK Government Is Not Backtracking On The Sugar Tax

Philip Hammond's recent Budget speech may not have pleased everyone, but if there's one thing I am quite happy with then it is the fact that the planned Sugar Tax — the brainchil...

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Quorn: The Lowdown On Celebrity-Endorsed ‘Fake Meat’

If you are buying into the celebrity endorsement smooch between athletes like Mo Farah and Kate Richardson, and the "fake meat" manufacturer Quorn Foods, then you'd be forgiven for...

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Watercress Beats Kale As A Powerhouse Superfood

Let's be honest, the term "superfood" has lost its sparkle a little bit, with celebrity chefs tossing it around like it's a hot potato and nutritional fads coming and going faster...

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