In an ideal world, we’d like to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst also eating and drinking as we want but finding a balance can be difficult – especially if you’re lacking in self discipline and partial to a glass of wine. Is it even possible to go out to a bar and have a healthy option? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just avoiding alcohol, there are also plenty of hidden ingredients that we didn’t even know existed in our food.
Clean eating may help you lose weight, but it's not a diet as such. Instead, it's a commitment to eating natural, healthy foods. Whether you want to improve your nutrition or drop a few pounds, here are six ways to eat clean. See
Whether you love or hate the ‘wellness’ blogging trend, there’s no escaping it, especially ‘clean eating’ diets. Clean eating, for example, often entails eating vegan, gluten free and cutting out anything processed.
The word ‘superfood’ gets banded around a lot. It’s generally used as a catch-all term for a variety of nutrient-rich foods that are particularly beneficial for health and well-being.Type ‘superfood’ into any search engine and you’ll be hit with a deluge of information boasting the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, the magic of goji berries and the pros of chowing down on chia seeds.That’s fine if you’ve got loads of time to research but wouldn’t it be lovely if all these amazing foods were listed in one handy place? Well, we’re in luck.The research team at Nuffield Heatlh have been kind enough to collate a complete A-Z list of the most beneficial superfoods that “provide the most bang for bite when it comes to vitamins and other healthy nutrients.”So, without further ado, here are the foods you should be squeezing into your meal plans…
Your liver is the largest solid organ in your body and does an incredible job working hard to keep you in tip top health. It’s responsible for cleaning blood, storing vitamins and minerals, breaking down, balancing and creating nutrients for the body to use and helping your immune system fight infection.Poor treatment of the liver can increase the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, headaches, digestive problems and allergies. There are certain things you can do to keep your liver nice and healthy - avoiding drinking too much alcohol, maintaining a healthy diet, taking regular exercise to keep your weight under control and drinking plenty of water. Ray Chung, Medical director of the liver transplant program at Massachusetts General Hospital says: ‘Taking care of your liver is far more about avoiding what’s bad than it is about eating or drinking things that are particularly nourishing to the liver.’ While there are no magic foods to protect your liver from disease and damage, incorporating these cleansing superfoods will help support a healthy liver function.
Packed with vitamin C, fibre and folic acid, broccoli is the original super food, but getting it into your diet can be a chore. We’ve scoured the web to find the pick of broccoli dishes, from fiery chilli infusions to super cleansing soups, to help you get more broccoli in your life.
Greek yogurt will provide you with muscle-building protein, while anti-oxidant rich berries add a natural sweetness and the fibre will keep you feeling full for a few hours. Swap out Greek yogurt for a dairy-free alternative, or add some cooked quinoa.
Succulent, sweet and pretty, red raspberries are a so-called foodie’s treat. It turns out these bright berries are also packed with health benefits. A new research review has found that, besides being an excellent source of vitamin C and fibre, red raspberries (as opposed to yellow or black ones) may help improve cardiovascular and brain health and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like diabetes.
You've probably heard about clean eating in the media, on the internet or down the gym – but you may not be sure exactly what it is. Never fear, we've got the low-down on one of the biggest trends in health and fitness circles