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  1. The one diet tip every man should know

    21/12/17

    Slow down, cowboy Do you wolf down meals to get on with more important things in life? By eating more slowly you’ll enjoy your food more, eat less and make healthier choices. (Thinking about what we’ve already eaten also helps us make healthier choices.) ... More

  2. Food supplements

    21/12/17

    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

  3. Smarter snacking

    21/12/17

    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

  4. How to read food labels

    21/12/17

    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

  5. The facts about fats

    21/12/17

    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

  6. Breakfast is best

    21/12/17

    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

  7. Sugar and salt made simple

    21/12/17

    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

  8. Can food improve your sex life?

    21/12/17

    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

  9. Can food help you beat stress?

    21/12/17

    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

  10. Can food make you better at sport?

    21/12/17

    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

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