WHEN FOOD RULES YOU
Binge eating disorder isn’t just about scoffing a few too many biscuits now and then. It’s a mental disorder that’s most common among the middle-aged. So how do you know when occasional overeating is tipping over into something serious ?
When we consider eating disorders we usually think of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, which are both typically associated with teenagers and young adults. But there’s another disorder that’s under-reported and little understood, despite being more common than anorexia, called binge eating disorder (BED).
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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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