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Health in the Media

The latest NDNS report, covering the nine year period from 2008 to 2017, reveals trends in food...
NHS England has announced a new treatment for type 2 diabetes in the form of a very low-calorie...
The study modelled what the tax on processed and red meat products should be if the health...

Health features

With the growing popularity of veganism, more and more parents are raising their children vegan and many have to constantly defend their decision to do so. As a vegan parent, the gazillion questions...
Essentials at the ready 
Basic foods we rely on for sustenance and nutrition – fruit and vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, wholegrains – can be dirt cheap and if you’re clever, you can...
Vitamin K was first identified in the early 1930s when it was shown to be essential for normal blood-clotting. The letter K is derived from the German word koagulation. So, it is essential for...
Ever wondered why lemon juice stops chopped apple going brown? It’s because it contains vitamin C – an antioxidant that protects food from spoiling when it’s exposed to air. A similar process takes...
A varied, wholesome vegan diet provides almost all essential nutrients in sufficient quantities. I hear you shouting ‘Noooo! It provides absolutely everything we need!‘ and you may be right but...
Most people go vegan for ethical reasons while others take this step for their health or to tread lightly on the environment. We all gradually learn more about the other aspects of veganism and why...
Little wonders 
Pulses are a great source of protein, complex (healthy) carbohydrates, several B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. They offer ...