Viva!Health

Health in the Media

Out of 665 samples from England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected by the Food Standards Agency...
Here we go again – the headlines are full of it today:

Fat lot of good – Cheese and red meat ARE...
Low carb diets that swap bread, pasta and potatoes for meat, fish, eggs and cheese are a well-known...

Health features

The food and drink we now consume is far-removed from that of our ancestors, whose food and water were contaminated with soil bacteria. This constantly replenished their gut flora with a healthy...
A bit of history
Soya is a pulse native to Asia and historical records show that Chinese people have been consuming soya beans since the 11th century BC. It was gradually introduced to other...
Brazil nuts
Selenium was discovered in 1817 by a Swedish chemist called Jöns Jacob Berzelius. It is similar to tellurium, which had been discovered in 1782 and named after the Latin word for earth ‘tellus’....
‘Where do you get your protein?’ ‘But what about iron?’ ‘Are you sure you get enough calcium?’ – I challenge any vegan to say that no one has asked them at least one of these questions before. And we...
A vegan diet is naturally high in fibre, has a better fat profile and makes us generally more aware of nutrition basics. Most people don’t go vegan for health reasons and aren’t necessarily into...
In the human body, iodine is essential for the production of the thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine and thyroxine, or T3 and T4 respectively). These regulate how energy is produced and used up in the...
I asked my colleagues at Viva! to tell me who their favourite vegan activists are, to see what the gender split would be. Most of the names were men, with Joey Carbstrong, Earthling Ed and James...