The MIND diet ‘reduces risk of Alzheimer’s’

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%. What is it? The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension). Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according […]
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Eco-Atkins Diet (vegan)

Looking for vegan diet plans? The high-fibre Eco-Atkins diet could help boost weight loss and curb heart disease. THE HYPE A vegan take on the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet could induce weight loss and curb heart disease by up to 10% per decade by lowering bad cholesterol LDL, suggests research published in British Medical Journal Open. […]
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Energy-boosting diet plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas to boost your energy and help you lose weight. Breakfast Breakfast is essential. It reduces the risk of weight gain by elevating your metabolic rate and lowering the tendency to snack inappropriately, and gets some dairy and fibre into your diet. Examples: •    Yoghurt – 150g low fat yoghurt + […]
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Raw food diet

Does the raw food diet really work? And what’s the best way to go about it? Christy Kaloustian investigates. This basically dictates a diet of fruits and vegetables only – raw. (Lend your microwave to the neighbours.) Like the juice detox, this super-streamlined eating style lacks vital nutrients and minerals in protein, complex carbs and […]
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5-day ‘mindful eating’ meal plan

Choosing to be mindful with your food not only prevents absent-minded overfeeding, but increases satisfaction levels as well. Here’s your 5-day diet plan. Day 1 Breakfast: Traditional oats porridge with sliced fresh fruit such as kiwi fruit or strawberries Lunch Grainy bread sandwich with plenty of salad and tuna, salmon or lean meat Dinner Spaghetti […]
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20 ways to lose weight and feel great

Fed up of yo-yo diets and self-loathing? It’s time to change your mindset and achieve your weight loss goals with these tips from Angela Tufvesson. 1. Change your mindset. Rather than ‘going on a diet’, decide to change your lifestyle – permanently. As a result, you’ll eat differently, exercise more and have a better approach […]
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Fasting the key to weight loss?

Can fasting help you lose weight? Fasting seems to be this year’s magic weight-loss trick, but dietitians always seem to pooh-pooh skipping meals. What’s the story? If you eat less, you lose more. If logic outpaced Mother Nature, that would be the end of it. But when eating ‘less’ equals completely skipping meals to squirrel […]
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Matcha powder: a secret weight loss weapon

Matcha powder helps boost metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat. So how can we incorporate it into our diets? What is it? Powdered green tea. Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate the adrenal glands. How to use it: Try green tea as a smoothie base or drink it […]
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The 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 Diet involves intermittent fasting. Does it work? We ask Jessica Colacino to investigate What is it: You can’t have missed the hype – apparently this diet involves starving yourself for two days a week and lets you eat what you want on the other five days. Also known as ‘intermittent fasting’, the 5:2 Diet […]
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Energy boosting eating plan

Start the day off on the right note and follow through with this high energy diet plan by dietitian Sally-Anne Livock. BREAKFAST Breakfast is an essential start to the day. It kickstarts your metabolism after the overnight fast and provides a great opportunity to get some dairy and fibre into your day. By giving your […]
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