Viva!Health

Health in the Media

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...
In the same week that Waitrose showed its food magazine editor William Sitwell the door for mocking...

Health features

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 ...
As the dreaded hospital trolley approaches, your heart sinks. What will be today’s offering? Diced vegetables sitting lonely in the middle of the plate or yet another baked potato? Or it could be...
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...