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Health in the Media

The school, which charges £38,000 a year for boarding, offers a range of dishes for its students...
This French study looked at the diets of 19,812 meat-eaters, 646 pescatarians, 500 vegetarians and...
The study the headlines are based on says that the majority of upper respiratory tract infections (...

Health features

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a blood lipid – a waxy, fatty substance that circulates in your blood. It is made in the liver but is also found in animal-based foods – but never in plant-based...
With as many as 2.2 million vegans in the UK now, veganism is no longer considered a fad. Most cafés, restaurants and supermarkets provide vegan options and the plant-based food market is...
We rarely pay much attention to our gut health until we have to. Conversely, we tend to know how our mental state can affect our digestion and even have a ‘gut feeling’ about important things in our...
Good nutrition is especially important during childhood as it’s a time of rapid growth and development. Experts agree that a well-planned, varied vegan diet is suitable for everyone, including...
You can’t beat a big spoonful of vibrant, green guacamole alongside a spicy Mexican vegan chilli. But be careful – it can easily turn into an unappealing grey sludge if you leave it for too long or...
Myth 1. Vegan diets lack protein
Scientists say it’s time to stop asking vegans where we get our protein! The idea that plant foods don’t contain ‘complete protein’ is considered outdated thinking –...
There are three different types of carbohydrates found in food – sugar, starch and fibre. Fibre is the name for the large group of complex carbohydrates that we cannot digest and even though we don’t...