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

probiotic

Gagging Order Imposed On Yoghurt Probiotic

The voluntary UK advertising watchdog, Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), has told Danone to cease broadcasting TV adverts that state its one-shot probiotic drinking yoghurt, coul...

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alzheimer's disease

This ONE Thing Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s And Dementia

 A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) suggests that individuals with a high daily intake of antioxidant-rich fruit and veg also demonstrate higher cog...

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Exploring the benefits of super fruit Camu Camu berries

Regular readers of our daily alert will already know about the numerous health benefits of berries, especially their powerful natural antioxidant properties. It seems that the floo...

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Superbugs: The Bacteria That Are Defeating Antibiotics

You may have read the recent disturbing reports about how antibiotics are being rendered useless, as superbugs evolve faster than the men and women in white coats can develop new d...

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fizzy drinks, artificial sweeteners, aspartame, toxicity

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight-Gain

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are supposed to enhance the taste of foods but, unlike sugar, are virtually devoid of calories. The unspoken promise here is that by consuming...

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fibre, nutrition

Address Fatigue And Take Better Care Of Your Immune System

Autumn seems to be on our doorstep with a noticeable chill in the air. So, it makes sense that we start now to boost our immune systems with a nutrition boost for the coming winter...

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chocolate, dark chocolate

Chocolate & Health: Is Dark Chocolate Really Good For You?

'Finish your dark chocolate! It's good for you!' I wonder if that's a line children are hearing since we recently learnt that dark chocolate is 'healthy.' According to the headl...

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Aspartame: ‘Sweet Poison’ Is About To Get The Boot

Here at the Daily Health we have written so much about the toxic effects of Aspartame, the artificial sweetener. Now, after years of controversy it seems that things may end up bei...

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How to Lose Weight and Burn Fat Fast

It's no secret that eating the right foods and taking regular exercise helps maintain good health and facilitates weight loss. In fact, certain foods eaten at specific times can...

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Do Parasites Pose a Risk to Your Health?

Like most people, you probably don't think of parasites as posing any real threat to your health. Yet, it's now estimated that up to 80 per cent of people in the UK may be harbouri...

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