Let’s face it, we all like a bit of salt in our diets. Whether you’re cooking with it, adding it to your meal or simply buying salt-heavy products, our levels are probably a little on the high side. In fact, NHS statistics show that adults in the UK eat about 8.1g of salt (that’s 3.2g of sodium) every single day. The recommended daily limit is 6g (2.4g of sodium). Too much sodium can cause a number of problems such as increased blood pressure leading to a real risk of heart disease and stroke. As well as the usual culprits, there are a few surprising foods that contain a lot more of the bad stuff than you think. Prepare for some major disappointment. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Salt being bad for us is a myth, doctor claims Three fruit and veg a day are enough according to scientists What your food cravings really mean – and how to cure them
Luckily, there are many diets out there to choose from, whether it's vegan, Paleo, or Weight Watchers. The first thing you have to know is that Ayurveda is a traditional medical system that hails from India (it traces back 5,000 years!), and the core principle is that you choose what to eat depending on your body's dosha, which is a certain energy believed to move through your body, affect your digestion, and govern physiological activity.
As thrilled as Kate will no doubt be to be pregnant with a brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, she will have something else on her mind: Hyperemesis gravidum. The Palace has confirmed that Kate is once again suffering from the extreme form of morning sickness, saying: “As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum." Today, she was unable to accompany Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in south London.
There's a list of nutrients we know we need to consume every single day in order to stay healthy. "Weight-bearing exercise is important for maintaining strong bones, but this also requires a healthy diet with adequate calcium," Sass said. "And calcium is needed for muscle contractions.
Low-fat diets could actually raise your risk of early death by a quarter, a major study has indicated. The Lancet looked at 135,000 adults and discovered that those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those who ate butter, cheese and meats. It is in direct opposition to health advice that people should reduce their fat intake – the NHS warns against having too much saturated fat because it raised cholesterol levels which can cause heart disease.
If you're desperate to lose weight, it can be hard to resist the allure of supposed quick fixes and crash diets that could see you losing half a stone in a week. According to a new study however, this is where you're going wrong - the key to losing weight and keeping it off is consistently losing a small amount each week. Researchers from Drexel University in the US have confirmed what many of us have long suspected: the best way to trim down is to steadily - not drastically - cut down your calories.
Tea is a soothing drink, and it can have pretty miraculous healing properties. Did you know the teabag you choose can give you a unique result? Whether your goal is calming down, perking up, or recovering, there's a tea for that.
According to Brooke, determining which one she is was fundamental in her weight loss journey. "I'm an abstainer," she told us. "I would love to actually be a moderator and to be able to moderate my intake, but that's just not how I'm wired." She explained that it took her a while to understand the way her brain and body work, but once she did, it was life changing.
"A child who’s growing and developing needs a balance of carbohydrates that come from fruits, vegetables and grains; protein and healthy fat."
Counting macros and tracking calories may be great ways to maintain control over your diet when you're trying to lose weight, but the downside is they're unsustainable over the long run and can easily lead to unhealthily obsessive habits. Eating healthy doesn't have to be a numbers game though. If you're trying to lose weight as part of a long-term lifestyle change, intuitive eating might be your answer.