Keeping resolutions – 5 foods that will improve your diet now

Have a vitamin-packed breakfast, eat less meat, choose more nutritious snacks … a healthier diet is probably one of the things that we most want to tackle at the start of a new year. These 5 foods meet a variety of needs and make it easy to keep those resolutions for a better diet.

Peanut Protection

Peanuts pack a powerful punch. According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, you may be able to duck cognitive decline with nuts – think walnuts, peanuts, or almonds. Resveratrol, a naturally occurring bioactive compound is believed to improve blood flow to brain and may also be responsible for cognitive improvement.

Fruit for a healthier Christmas dinner

The annual Christmas dinner is usually a very hearty feast, which tastes delicious but is often quite low in vitamins. Of course we don’t want to miss out on tasty treats during the festive season but the culinary classics can easily be enjoyed with a fruitier twist. Pears, berries and the like can add a vitamin boost, making for a healthier Christmas dinner.

Can fruit be eaten warm?

Fruit is an excellent choice for a healthy diet, but should we really be eating only raw fruit? Today we reveal whether you should actually enjoy fruit warm and how you can do this.

Pumpkin seeds for your pumper

Zinc is a mineral found in oysters, lentils, clams, cashews and pumpkin seeds! It’s an important nutrient, supporting immunity, healthy skin, cell structure, reproduction and new research suggests zinc levels may help the heart handle damage from free radicals.  

5 reasons why you should eat a pear today

Sweet, juicy and sensationally healthy – the pear is the perfect autumn fruit. It not only makes a versatile snack, it’s also full of good things! Here are our five best reasons why you should eat a pear today.

Stunning star berry

A recent study says: Just one cup of blueberries a day could lower cardiovascular disease risk by 15%.  Easy to eat and keeps your mind, body and heart in good condition – that makes this berry a star in our book. 

Banana flour – what’s behind this latest food trend?

Flour made from bananas? Yes, it is a thing – banana flour is made from unripe green bananas and is becoming increasingly popular. Interested in hearing more about this exciting alternative for a healthy cuisine? We investigate the new “banana flour” food trend!

Family meal time serves dual health purpose

One of the primary ways children learn is by seeing and imitating their parents’ behavior – especially when it comes to meal times. Research shows when families eat together, everyone eats better. Be a positive food role model for your kids with these tips.

5 fruits and vegetables whose water content will surprise you

Our bodies need sufficient fluids even more during the hot weather. Plenty of water, unsweetened teas and non-alcoholic spritzers are therefore a good idea. Fruit and vegetables can also help to maintain a good fluid balance. To get you through the dry spell, read on to see our choice of vitamin-rich foods with a high water content.

Father’s lifestyle important to offspring’s health

We know a Mother’s diet plays a large role in the development of a baby during pregnancy but let’s give Dad some credit too. Studies have recognized that a man’s diet and parenting style contributes to a child’s development and overall health and weight gain.

Five reasons why you should eat melon this summer

It’s always there! During the summer, a day doesn’t go by without some refreshing melon in the open-air swimming pool, on the beach or in a picnic. But what makes this juicy fruit such a hit on a hot summer’s day? We reveal all!

Fruits and vegetables for life’s changes

Getting older can’t be avoided. Women in particular experience unpleasant hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats which are common during menopausal life changes. A recent study suggests that certain diet patterns could result in either more severe, or even fewer negative symptoms.    

How healthy is lemon water?

Water with lemon juice always tastes deliciously refreshing. It is also a sparkling alternative to lemonade and other fizzy drinks. But what makes lemon water so healthy and can you drink it every day?

Feel full with plant protein

Rather grab a cheeseburger or a veggie burger? When it comes to the best saturation, protein may play the crucial role! This is shown by a current study which relates in particular to vegetable protein.

5 facts about grapefruit

This popular citrus fruit can be summed up in three words: bittersweet, juicy and colourful. But how much do you actually know about the grapefruit, which you are sure to have eaten at some time, either on its own or in muesli? Find out more about this vitamin-rich fruit in our 5 fascinating facts!

How many types of bananas are there?

Estimates put the number of different types of bananas in the world at almost 1,000! Fancy a look at the unbelievably diverse world of bananas? Discover the most important variants of this popular fruit and their typical features.

5 grape food trends

The grape is a real fruit classic and anything other than boring! The versatility of this little round ‘miracle worker’ is proved by its use as a creative component in several current food trends.

Are grape seeds healthy?

Opinion is divided on the subject of grape seeds. Are these little pips actually healthy or should we go so far as to remove them before enjoying our grapes? Read on to see whether they are worth eating.

The overnight fast

What is intermittent fasting? And does it really work? Now, another study adds to the body of evidence, suggesting that condensing daily eating hours may be effective in creating fat loss.