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When you're stressed out, chances are your diet takes a plunge for the worse. Stress affects your body in various ways, and by eating badly you could be doing yourself more harm than you realise.

“When you get stressed, your brain releases a substance called corticotrophinreleasing hormone, which in turn releases a series of hormonal responses,” explains registered dietician Christine Stent Pinha. Adrenalin and cortisol are the main hormones that are released during periods of stress.

We are proud to introduce you to our final 13 candidates that have been chosen by our expert panel participate in this year’s Well Up Challenge in conjunction with Nestle and Longevity magazine. These candidates are excited and dedicated to transform their lives during  this 9-month long challenge that kicked

Feeling that post Christmas jelly belly? Don’t be tempted to join these fad diets. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) shares its annual top 5 worst celebrity diets: Breatharian diet: Individuals who follow the Breatharian Diet can believe that they do not need to eat food or drink any liquids because

Gone are the days when artichokes were simply ‘those odd-looking plants'. The health benefits of this zesty veg are incredible.

According to www.health-goji-juice. com, artichoke leaves stimulate the elimination of bile and, in turn, aid digestion. They're also rich in fibre and help balance your gut after the negative effects of stress, medication and travel. According to German scientists, these long leaves contain high amounts of caffeylquinic acids, which offer powerful nutritional support for the liver.

Knowing what type of metabolism you have can be useful when you are trying to lose weight and eat healthy. Did you know that our genetic makeup not only plays a role in the colour of our hair, but it can also determine how we experience the food we eat?

Globally the prevalence of obesity has seen a dramatic increase, which has prompted the World Health Organisation to label the disease a global epidemic.  Increasingly research studies are showing that this epidemic has important implications for education, demonstrating lower academic achievement among obese students and in particular females. A recent study  published

It's never fun having to pick at your green salad while your partner wolfs down a saucy steak and onion rings. And then three weeks later turns up his nose at your burger because he's decided to lose a few kilos. Following an eating plan together will not only make cooking easier, it will also help you make healthier choices on a daily basis, resulting in sustainable weight-loss and all-round health benefits.

Does your weight yoyo during the week, but increases over the weekend? Don’t worry , research suggests that you are perfectly normal. Dr. Brian Wansink from Cornell University, in collaboration with researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology, looked into the impact that

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Delicious healthy dessert with fresh berries and meringue

A research report from the University of Southern Carolina published in journal Cell Metabolism, suggests protein controls the growth hormone IGF-I, which has been linked to cancer and hence a high-protein diet during middle age could increase your risk of dying early. According to the researchers, meat and cheese lovers