Nutrition

Diet research

Why nutrition is so confusing

Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?

What's your nutrition IQ?

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It's easy to think we're nutritional smartie pants when comparing apples with, well Smarties, for instance.

Fat facts

Nutrition is 'just arithmetic'

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Sarah Berry Protein, carbohydrate or fat, all calories are created equal, says medical scientist.

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Beer, wine next in line for nutrition labels

Josh Gordon ALCOHOL companies could be forced to display nutritional information and list ingredients on packaging for beer, wine and spirits as part of an overhaul of labelling laws being considered by the...

Popping mad

Cinemas attack nutrition rules

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Richard Verrier American cinema operators are fuming about proposed federal rules that could require them to disclose the calories in their food - including popcorn, a highly profitable item.

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Does reheating pasta make it healthier?

Pasta perfection: Reheat to reap the benefits?

Sarah Berry A test on BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

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Not so healthy?

What to leave behind in the health food aisle

Navigating your way through the health food aisle can be tricky.

Paula Goodyer The health food aisle is often where junk hides behind labels such as "organic" and "gluten-free".

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How to change your bad eating habits

How do you embrace a healthier diet?

Paula Goodyer The road to better eating can be littered with obstacles.

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The key diet strategies of lean people

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Susie Burrell Here are some of the deeply entrenched behavioural habits that are common in individuals who manage to control their weight, not just in the short term, but for life.

Cereal offender: is it time to bin breakfast cereal?

Cereal: is it good or bad for us?

Sarah Berry Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.

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Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows journey

Angela Liddon After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder, Angela Liddon overhauled her diet to focus on wholesome plant-based foods and changed her life – and health for the better.

The best diet is the one you stick to, study says

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Sarah Berry Every year, nutrition experts battle it out to determine the 'best and worst' diets.

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Can we train our brains to sparkle for brussel sprouts like they do for cupcakes?

Sparkle-brain: the brain 'hyperactivates' at the thought of kilojoule-rich foods.

Sarah Berry Cupcakes make our brains sparkle. Seriously. But can we teach them to do the dopamine dance for brussel sprouts instead?

Has the fun gone out of food?

Is our obsession with being healthy killing the joy of food?

Has the fun gone out of food?

Sandy Smith Can you enjoy a bowl of ice-cream without the guilt? Do you drink red wine instead of white because it contains more antioxidants? How often do you eat something just because you like the taste of it...

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Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Time to celebrate?

All fat is bad? Not so fast

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Anahad O'Connor People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have...

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How to eat

World's Best Diet revealed by scientists

Fish features heavily in the 'World's Best Diet'.

Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe a higher protein/ lower carbohydrate pattern of eating is the way to go.

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The fat fad

Greased lightning: High-fat diets take off

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Theo Chapman At 5am, before he begins his six-hour training session, Tim Reed tucks into a breakfast of four eggs, sausages, full-fat yoghurt and some nuts washed down with a “bulletproof”...

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Pedometer for your mouth

Sarah Berry Chewing our food is effective and free. Well, it used to be.

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