February 10, 2019

Over the past decade, studies have pitted low-fat diets against low-carb diets to determine which one is superior for losing weight. Most have turned up similar results: There is little, if any, difference between the two diets in the number of pounds lost after a year...

May 21, 2018

If your diet is low on vegetables, you've got a perfectly good excuse to have a nutritious gluten-free purple potato that's rich in antioxidants.   

Caught up in a fad dieting fever, you may be guilty of ditching the humble potato out of fear that the carby vegetab...

May 5, 2018

We all love delicious foods, even if we know they may not be good for us. Foods high in energy – specifically sweet, salty and fatty foods – tend to taste the best.

This is likely because our ancestors needed to seek out nutritious, high-energy foods when food sources w...

April 2, 2018

Easy! Restrict your calories.

A new study exploring the effects of calorie restrictions on humans has discovered that cutting back on calories can lessen the effects of ageing as well as fight age-related disease.

New research analysing the effects of calorie restriction...

March 24, 2018

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.

Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misco...