Paula Goodyer Six years ago New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was overweight and pre-diabetic - until he overhauled his diet.
US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, says it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.
Paula Goodyer If you'd rather eat plants than pork, where do you go?
Stephanie Gardiner Tell your friends you're swapping beef for broccoli, pork for pumpkin and lamb for legumes, and it's likely you'll be inundated with health warnings.
Sarah Berry Breatharians unite, let's SAVE THE SALAD, because the ethics of eating plants have been called into question.
Sarah Berry "More and more people recognise that conventional meat production can have truly devastating environmental impacts."
Leslie Baker There's still plenty you can do to add years to your life. These 10 ways are easy and have more significance than most of us realise.
Pros and cons
Susie Burrell A wide variety of low fat, reduced fat and A2 cow’s milk competes with goats, rice, coconut, soy, nut and oats milks on supermarket shelves. Let's look at the pros and cons of each.
Paula Goodyer Sweetening the breakfast oats or baking banana bread used to be simple; just use a little sugar or honey.
The Duchess of Cambridge worked hard for her slim post-pregnancy figure, and now she's taking on an unusual diet to boost her complexion.
Sarah Berry It's hardly what you expect from a cigar-smoking, bling-toting, former drug dealer, but Jay-Z (and wife Beyonce) are going green.
Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.
Nicky Phillips High-protein, Atkins-style diets may keep you leaner but they are unlikely to help you live longer.
Sarah Berry It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.
Sarah Berry Meal replacements or real meals; what's the best way to rein it in?
Paula Goodyer These days, it is no longer a given that everyone sitting around the table at Christmas wants to eat turkey, pork or ham.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Feeding meat eaters and vegos this Christmas? Design a menu to bring people together - not set them apart.
Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.
A vegetarian diet may help people, particularly men, live longer than those who regularly eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists.
Jenna Clarke A fitness program from 1989 and inspired by horses has become an internet sensation - in 2013.