Healthy eating

A balanced diet should include five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but exactly how many of us are foregoing this good stuff for unhealthy alternatives? Browse our useful tips and articles on healthy eating to understand what key foods should be in your diet, along with food myths and the facts behind them..

Food swaps to keep your blood pressure down

Check out these simple food swaps to help you keep your blood pressure down

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Quick & healthy lunch recipes

Check out these easy, healthy recipes you can whip up the evening before work for the next day. 

Recipe ideas

Seasonal food

Seasonal food is generally fresher, tastier and has more nutritional value than food grown out of season. 

What's in season now

Salt: the risks

Because we tend to crave more salt than the body needs, it is important to be aware of how much salt we eat.

The risks

Low salt lasagne recipe

By cooking lasagne at home, we can reduce the sodium content to less than 500mg per portion. 

Recipe

Milk alternatives

With so many of us striving to eat more healthily, people are exploring alternative options to traditional milk products.

The alternatives

Thai-style vegetarian curry recipe

This sweet potato and chickpea curry, scented with lemongrass, is vegan friendly and dairy free.

Recipe

Diets: the good, the bad and the ugly

Billions of pounds are spent on slimming each year, but is calorie counting really the answer to losing weight?

Latest diet trends

Tried and tested: The juice cleanse

Is it possible to survive on nothing but raw vegetables? Karin Mochan, goes on a three-day juice fast. 

Read about Karin's juice fast

Food health myths

To help you with a balanced diet we’ve brought together nine common food health myths with the facts behind them.

Food myths

Key foods to include in your diet

We have highlighted what we think are some of the key foods we should try to include in our diets.

Key foods

Our eating habits

Part of a balanced diet should comprise five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, something many of us are missing out on. 

Five a day

Five easy swaps

Enjoy the flavours of summer without the fat content. Try these easy swaps for delicious healthy meals.

Five swaps

A boost or a waste of money?

We spend billions on them every year, but are energy drinks and snacks the instant boost that they claim to be?

Read the full article

Picnics and barbecues

Rather than plates full of sausages there are plenty of healthier food options that still pack lots of flavour.


Healthy alternatives

Win a NutriBullet

Your chance to win a NutriBullet super blender and a visit to the Ideal World TV studios.

Win a NutriBullet

Eating better

Glenn Kearney advises top players on nutrition for the Lawn Tennis Association – but he’s ok with breaking the rules now and again.

Eating better

Ten festive calorie-trimming tips

Cut back on the calories but not the taste with our ten easy food swaps this Christmas, by nutritionist Angela Dowden.

Christmas Calories

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