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  1. Food supplements


    Do you need vitamins, minerals or other extras? If you eat at least 5 fruit and veg a day, regular intakes of nuts and seeds, plus beans, fish and wholegrains, then you should get all the vitamins and minerals you need.  If you skip meals, hate vegetables ... More

  2. Smarter snacking


    Become the José Mourinho of food and make substitutions that count… Small changes in what you eat and the amount of exercise you take can make a surprising difference to how you feel.  The British Dietetic Association suggest some smart swaps which add va ... More

  3. How to read food labels


    Get beyond the marketing by learning how to speak the confusing language of supermarket food labels. How do you read food labels?  With difficulty sometimes. But you can learn to speak the lingo. Most pre-packed foods have a nutrition label on the packagi ... More

  4. The facts about fats


    It's not all bad. Understanding fat will enable you to eat tastier and healthier. Are there really ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats?  The only really bad fats are trans-fats – fats artificially processed with water to make them spreadable. They are linked with ... More

  5. Breakfast is best


    Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having gone without fuel overnight, you need to fill the empty tank. If you don’t, your body goes into emergency mode, breaking down muscle to burn. ... More

  6. Sugar and salt made simple


    Are you sweet or savoury? What do we know about sugar and salt? Is sugar addictive? Carbohydrates affect mood by triggering the release of feel-good brain chemicals such as serotonin. This can make you crave similar foods but these effects are not as addi ... More

  7. Can food improve your sex life?


    How eating better can improve erections, sperm quality and staying power. Food can improve your sex life? Sounds unlikely. A lot of rubbish is written on this topic but some basic food ingredients may help improve your sexual energy, testosterone levels, ... More

  8. Can food help you beat stress?


    How eating better can help prevent mood swings. If you think GI is an American soldier, read on. Studies show we are more likely to eat junk when in a bad mood, but find it easier to make healthy choices when happy. This cuts both ways. In other words, if ... More

  9. Can food make you better at sport?


    How eating better can help you exercise better- and when and how to use sports drinks When you eat well, you can exercise harder, for longer, and recover more quickly.  How does that work? During exercise, the rate at which your muscles burn energy increa ... More

  10. Moses: 'Listen to your body. Talk to Man MOT.'


    Wandsworth man Moses was diagnosed last year with cancer. At first I thought I had a chest infection, which I  ignored for the best part of a year. When I started  to cough up blood and lose weight I put it down to  stress. It got to the point that I stop ... More