Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too.
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A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
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We need a free trade agreement for vegetables – and not much else.
From orange juice, to tea and coffee, to alcohol — different drinks can have different effects on iron absorption. This is worth thinking about if your iron levels are low.
Largely as a result of school nutrition programs, today’s kids are eating more fruits and vegetables.
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New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.
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The importance of diet to a child's development cannot be overstated.
Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama in a canteen in Hanoi, Vietnam (May 23, 2016).
Conflicting injunctions, shaped locally, constantly reinvented: food in the cities of the global south escapes the narrative of Western standardisation.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.
Growing fruit and vegetables gets children moving and gets them enthused about healthy eating.
Considered one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet has evolved over hundreds of years, but ignoring other diets is a form of cultural superiority.
Olive oil, grapes and fish. There’s a lot to love about the Mediterranean diet but focusing on it might be a way to exclude other healthy and global diets.
Sustainable eating and living can bring family joy and pleasure.
Putting healthy foods at the centre of your family’s diet every day and on special occasions means taking the edge off excessive intake of sugary and fatty foods once in a while.
Have you been told by your doctor to consider dropping a few kilos? The good news is that often even a small amount of weight loss can improve your health outlook.
What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to.
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A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food.
Fast-food outlets outnumber healthy food stores in South Africa’s Gauteng province.
Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year.
Are you a meticulous lunch planner, or do you decide what’s for lunch after those first pangs of hunger strike after midday? If you’re in the second camp, it might be time to change.
UK mired by food ‘deserts’ and a crisis of loneliness – they should be tackled together.
The diabetes epidemic can be fought through new therapies, prevention programmes and effective junk food legislation.
The right diet, combined with moderate low-impact exercise, can benefit people with osteoarthritis.
Healthy choices are more complicated than a devil-angel contest suggests.
Are healthy behaviors virtuous (and unhealthy ones sinful), or are they just like any other choice? Here’s how we could likely improve our health if we viewed choice differently.
We can encourage people to make healthy adjustments to their diets with simple behaviour techniques.
A lot of money is spent by food producers and retailers to try and influence the type of food we buy and eat. But what can be done to encourage healthier choices?
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?