A fatty liver can arrive like a stealth bomber—without warning pain or nausea to alert you. It has the potential to progress to a more serious chronic liver disease such as cirrhosis, unless you take significant lifestyle action.
Feeling sluggish? Lacking concentration or fighting flab? The contents of your fridge may be to blame. The quantity stored there and their position directly influence what you eat and drink. What does your fridge say about you?
If you’re a woman who’s put on a bit of weight and finding it difficult to lose, or if you’re struggling with facial hair, acne or irregular periods, chances are you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Mothers, what you eat during pregnancy influences not only your own wellbeing but that of your baby. Your diet can program your baby's future risk of developing obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Breakfast is brain food for kids. While skipping breakfast is a bad idea for anyone, kids will feel the impact more. They have a higher ratio of brain weight to liver weight, which means that their brain's overnight demand for glucose more quickly outstri
Obesity in childhood strongly predisposes to obesity in adulthood. Yet many parents are oblivious to the fact that their child is carrying around more than just puppy fat, and they assume their child will simply grow out of it.
Many people on gluten-free diets struggle to get enough dietary fibre. Some even suffer long term health consequences. Fibre is only found in whole plant foods. There is no fibre in meat, poultry or fish. Many gluten-free commercial products lack fibre du
Many women are fearful of developing cancer but hip fractures are more common than cancer of the breast, cervix and uterus combined. While calcium has stolen the spotlight, researchers have discovered that soy and other plant foods may also be vital ingre
With the cold and flu season upon us, it's time to look at ways to boost your immune system. By building up resistance, your body will be better prepared to defend itself when the dreaded winter bugs arrive. Personal trainer Andrew Cate gives five practic
Adding a small amount of herbs-or herb paste-when making a salad or red pasta sauce can more than double the antioxidant value of your meal! In fact, a modest serve of fresh or dried herbs (110 grams) has a similar antioxidant level to a serve of most ve
Many parents complain that they can't get their children to eat vegetables, often giving up after the first few tries. But teaching your kids to develop a love for vegetables is one of the best gifts you can give, as it will be with them for a lifetime.
If you've worked for months to fit into that bikini, don't blow it once you get to the beach by giving in to greasy takeaways and sugary drinks. Research shows it's very easy to regain lost weight- especially on holidays-so make every mouthful count while
Bigger portion sizes make you eat more, even if you think the food tastes terrible, according to a new study from Cornell University. Portion size is now thought to be as influential as taste, in determining whether we overeat.
People who choose low "energy-dense" diets eat more food (by weight) but consume fewer calories, helping them to better regulate their weight, according to a new study of more than seven thousand Americans published in the American Journal of Clinical Nut
Sometimes fact seems stranger than fiction. Certain high-fat foods, such as peanuts and peanut butter, not only protect us from developing heart disease, but high mono-unsaturated fat diets based on these foods have been found to work better than low-fat
In recent times, with our carb-obsessed culture, bread has received a lot of bad press, despite being a nourishing staple in many countries for centuries. The truth is not all carbs are bad. Wholegrains are required for good health and wellbeing.
If you find yourself reaching into the office biscuit tin to ward off hunger, alleviate boredom or satisfy a bad habit, think again! The fix will not give you lasting energy and, worse still, will add to your waistline!
The best source of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids, all essential to healthy living is in fruit, vegetables, lean meat and fish, legumes, nuts, berries, shoots, dairy products, nuts and grains and cereals, all as unrefined as possible.
A high intake of dietary antioxidants-present in normal daily foods-may delay the onset of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. AMD is a leading cause of blind
Once a staple food of Roman gladiators, today barley is primarily used for animal feed and to make malt for the brewing industry. However, with the recent approval of a health claim by the US Food and Drug Administration that barley lowers heart-disease r
Giving your favourite family recipes a nutritional makeover can help you cut down on fat (especially the undesirable saturated type) and include more of the right carbohydrate and incorporate foods known to fight chronic diseases.
All-or-nothing approaches to dieting don't work in the long run. They can even be dangerous in the extreme. Better to try something that allows success over the long term, proposes nutrition expert Kelly James-Enger, keeping a balance and with higher prob
Strict vegetarians could be putting themselves at risk of a type of anaemia as well as irreversible nerve damage if they don't include a regular supply of vitamin B12, available in eggs, dairy products, fortified foods and supplements.