Viva!Health

Health in the Media

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 (...
We know that being overweight or obese reduces life expectancy and increases the risk of developing...

Health features

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 The idea that plant foods don’t contain ‘complete protein’ is considered outdated thinking –...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...
Comparing carnivores and herbivores
Carnivores have sharp teeth and claws that help them to rip their prey apart, tearing off chunks of raw meat and ‘wolfing’ them down without the aid of a knife and...
Vitamin D helps regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in our bodies, keeping our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. In fact, it may be just as important as calcium for keeping bones strong and...