Viva!Health

Health in the Media

Over 1.2 million pigs in China have already been ‘culled’ to try and prevent the disease spreading...
Meat cured with chemicals that have been blamed for causing certain types of cancer are on the...
38-year-old Finnish food and lifestyle blogger Virpi Mikkonen claimed her vegan diet brought...

Health features

Previously shunned for its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has experienced a huge revival in popularity and is now found in health food shops and supermarkets across the country. The virgin...
Protein plays a vital role in the body, forming the basis of our muscles, hair, nails and collagen – the connective tissue that holds the body together. It also plays an important part in regulating...
Saturated fat is the unhealthy type of fat we don’t need – it raises cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. It’s found in meat pies, sausages, fatty cuts of meat, butter, ghee, lard...
Whether you’ve just taken up jogging or are a seasoned athlete, your body needs the same set of nutrients as everyone else’s to keep fit – the only difference is in the quantity. How active you are...
Why is dairy such a disaster for health and why aren’t we talking about it?
Most people in the world – over 70 per cent – don’t drink milk as adults. No other animal on the planet continues to drink...
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...