As health and nutrition trends go, getting more plant-based proteins into our diets is right on the money. Leading health bodies, from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to Public Health England (PHE), are championing plant-based protein for health reasons – plus it helps the environment into the bargain.
In the UK we have no problem meeting our daily protein target, with the Reference Intake (RI) set at 50g. In fact, on average, we tuck effortlessly into 75g protein a day. However, almost two-thirds of this is obtained from animal products – red meat and poultry account for 38% of our average intake, dairy products and eggs 16% and fish 8%.
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WEIGHT GAIN: A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW
If exercising regularly and eating right isn’t shifting the pounds, could your medication be to blame ?
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WHY WE ALL NEED MORE OMEGA-3 FATS
Not all fats are bad. In fact, says dietitian Juliette Kellow, we’re falling seriously short of one type: omega-3s. Here’s why they’re vital to our health and wellbeing.
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HAS THE FREE-FROM TREND GONE TOO FAR ?
For some, giving up gluten is medical requirement, but many others are cutting it out for less clear-cut reasons. Don’t be too hasty.
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SIX OF THE BEST FOOD AND FITNESS APPS
Using technology to lose weight, get fit or manage a healthier lifestyle could be that extra spur you need. I scoured the charts to find the apps that really work.
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Whether it’s in a shake or on your plate, it’s the nutrition food of the moment. But how much do you need? Here’s the low-down.
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In the July 2015 issue of the Healthy Food Guide, they did an article on: Is there a perfect diet ?
Tempted by the paleo diet or know a few fans of the 5:2? This guide to what’s bad and downright ridiculous will help you find the best healthy eating plan for you.
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