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Spotlight on… low-GI

Spotlight on… low-GI Eating foods that have a low score on the glycaemic index can keep blood sugar levels steady and can even help your body metabolise fat more efficiently. Nutritionist Jo Lewin explains how the diet works… The glycaemic index (GI) was originally designed for people with diabetes to help keep their blood sugar levels under

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Five nutrients every woman needs

Five nutrients every woman needs As women undergo complex changes over the years, their bodies need a variety of nutrients. We explain what you need and when… If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, it's not difficult to get enough of the essential nutrients the body needs. However, menstruation, the menopause, pregnancy and fluctuating hormone

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How to get a good night's sleep

How to get a good night's sleep Do you struggle to get a good night's rest? Kerry Torrens explains how a few diet changes can make all the difference… Insomnia affects about a third of the UK population and, for a male client of mine in his late 40s, it was leaving him drained and

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The truth about sugar

The truth about sugar Why is sugar bad for you, and what is the recommended daily allowance? We explain common hidden sources of sugar and easy ways to cut back on your intake. There is increasing research to suggest that it's the sugar rather than the fat in our diets that is the major contributing factor to

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10 foods to boost your brainpower

10 foods to boost your brainpower Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. But which foods are particularly important to keep your grey matter happy and healthy? Whether you want to optimise your nutrition during exam season or simply want to stay sharp in your next work meeting, paying attention

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Spotlight on… popular diets

Spotlight on… popular diets If you’ve ever considered following a weight loss diet make sure you have all the facts first… What is a detox diet? If you're inspired by the new year, summer holidays or are just planning a clean start you’ve probably considered a detox. Nutritionist Kerry Torrens discusses the pros and cons of

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5 ingredients, 5 healthy meals

5 ingredients, 5 healthy meals Health editor Roxanne challenges food editor Caroline Hire to find five recipes on our site that are so simple to make, we’ll really have no excuse not to… Here are five recipes with just five ingredients, all offering health benefits as well as saving time (shopping and cooking), money and

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Family meals without the fat

Family meals without the fat Wish you could halve the fat of your favourite foods? Want to eat well while still enjoying traditional treats? Well, thanks to Angela Nilsen and her ultimate makeovers, you can. Try these virtuous versions of all your favourite main meals. Lighter Massaman curry Give it a makeover: Using skinless chicken

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Eat your way to fabulous skin

Eat your way to fabulous skin If you want glowing skin, the old adage 'you are what you eat' has never been truer. Our nutritionist's tips will help you nourish your skin from the inside out. Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are

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Working mum? Here's how to start your day well…

Working mum? Here's how to start your day well… Getting the children off to school and preparing for your own day means mornings can be hectic. Nutritional therapist, Kerry Torrens advises how to keep your energy up all day long… Don't be tempted… Sugary breakfast cereals are quick and easy when you're short of time,

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