Viva!Health

Health in the Media

One of the mums in the article describes how she has lost friends over her decision to raise her...
Writing at length about her four-week vegan experience, Sarah Vine – married to Michael Gove,...
The latest NDNS report, covering the nine year period from 2008 to 2017, reveals trends in food...

Health features

Avocados, wholegrain bread and nuts are a good source of some B vitamins
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Thiamine helps our bodies use carbohydrates and to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP) the ‘molecular currency’ of energy transfer in our cells.
Signs of deficiency: headache,...
On average, adults need seven to nine hours sleep a night, but many struggle to get anything like that. It’s estimated that around a third of the general population and nearly 50 per cent of older...
Fruit and veg smoothies
You need to drink to stay hydrated and if you’re not hungry, the best way to get some healthy vitamins, energy-giving carbohydrates, disease-busting antioxidants and water...
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...