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Viva!Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...
Carbs – love them or hate them, we all need them. Despite a wealth of low-carb fad diets there’s no good reason for avoiding carbohydrates. The key is in choosing the right ones.
Let’s face it, we all know we could eat healthier but we also want to be able to treat ourselves every now and then. A vegan diet gives you the maximum damage limitation – you can still have cakes, chocolate and creamy sauces but they’re all much better for you than their animal-based counterparts.
Confusion about caffeinated drinks is rife! Veronika Charvatova, Health Campaigner, Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation, shuns the sensationalism and charts a path through the caffeine labyrinth.
If strength, stamina and muscles are your priority then veggie is the way to go, says Dr Justine Butler.
Soya foods may confer many health benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, breast cancer and prostate cancer, they may even improve cognitive function. However, not all reports are favourable; some suggest that soya foods can alter sexual development and disrupt fertility. The result is confusion; this article reviews the latest research and sets the record straight.