We're still eating too much salt
Too much salt in our diet can increase blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Too much salt in our diet can increase blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Italians have a saying: "At the table no one grows old". According to the latest research on the Mediterranean diet, the Italians were right all along: eat well to live longer.
Nowadays, there are lots of models who tell us how they stay in shape and suggest that if you eat what they eat, you will be in great shape too.
Parents are increasing their children's chances of being overweight or obese by serving them up adult-sized portions of popular meals.
A Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for thousands of Irish people, research suggests.
Fresh baked bread, warm from the oven and slathered in melting butter - is there anything more mouth-watering?
Swapping a sausage for whole grain toast, a few tomatoes or a handful of nuts could lead a much longer life, research has shown.
Building immunity, extending life and preventing cancer are among the purported superpowers of so-called superfoods.
The human body is an energy-producing machine that never switches off. From the moment we enter the world until we leave it, it never ceases to perform.
Over the next three weeks I am going to convince you that losing weight, getting fit and breaking bad habits while on holidays can be easier than you think.
Last week we looked at some of the reasons why you may not be succeeding with your clean-eating plan, and this week I will look at some more obstacles which may be standing in the way of you gaining control over your diet and eating habits.
Every Monday morning is the same. You start off with great intentions, promising yourself that this week you will eat a healthier diet. However, temptations invariably arise, and plans soon fall by the wayside.
Irish top model and food blogger Rozanna Purcell has hit back at the backlash towards the 'clean eating' lifestyle.
Over the next few weeks I'm going to discuss the common errors we make and why we can't stick to a clean-eating regime, and also provide the tricks and tips I give my own clients to help them achieve results.
We've already got a taste of Mediterranean weather this summer - and now the advice of experts is to adopt the eating habits of our fellow Europeans in Italy and Spain.
A cookbook for cancer patients experiencing chewing or swallowing difficulties has been produced by University College Cork and Breakthrough Cancer Research.
There are so many books these days on how to lose weight with fasting, but I really think that many self-help books on the subject are missing the real point. It's not about losing weight or toning up.
The Japanese diet is well known for its health benefits and unique flavours. Here Fiona Uyema, food writer and author of cookbook Japanese Food Made Easy introduces us to her favourite barbecue recipes with a Japanese twist, using some of Japan's most powerful ingredients such as Japanese seven spice and naturally brewed Japanese soy sauce.
A recovery recipe to enjoy post race from David Gillick.
Just when we thought we had finally discovered a healthy approach to eating, they've gone and ruined it on us.
Noelle Healy is just finished a 12-hour shift in the Mater Hospital when we meet. She qualified as a doctor in early 2015 and is currently in her intern year.
As race day fast approaches and the reality of running around the streets of Dublin is starting to sink in, it's time to take stock of all the tips you have taken on board over the last 14 weeks and finally put them into practice.
Advice from our GP on healthy eating and on how vegetarians need to make an extra effort to eat across all food groups.
Back in 2009, when food writer Sophie Grigson wrote in The Vegetable Bible about cauliflower, she mused: "I doubt I will ever convince anyone that it is a vegetable of rare distinction. Cauliflower is a handsome vegetable… but no glamour-puss." Its reputation, she...
Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… The teeming 'free-from' sections in most supermarkets - coupled with the dietary advice dispensed on today's health and wellness blogs - may suggest that we all have a food allergy of some description.
Even if you don't like or follow football, it's hard to get away from hearing all about Leicester City winning the English Premier League title - the club's first top division triumph in its 132-year history.
Parents openly admit they are "bribing their kids" with sweets on a daily basis to get some peace and quiet, according to a new survey.
Just imagine for a moment sitting down to dinner at your favourite restaurant or at home. Let's just say for starters you have prawn cocktail, followed by steak, vegetables, potatoes, sauce, dessert, apple tart and cheese, all washed down by a few glasses of wine.
We've seen athletes do it and models do it, so it really shouldn't be a surprise that an inter-county GAA player has joined the growing ranks of Ireland's food bloggers. Tipperary Gaelic footballer Sinéad Delahunty took it up while adapting recipes to her own needs, especially for...
Ahead of any endurance race you will come across the term carbo-loading, or carbohydrate loading. In theory, it means increasing your intake of carbohydrate-rich foods ahead of an endurance race.
The number of people living with one of the various eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder, is rising every year. Families all over this country are struggling to help someone who has an eating disorder, but Una Bennett, staff nurse at the Eating...
24-year-old Gugu’s weight has escalated to over 23 stone and with a diet full of fatty foods and virtually no exercise, the nursing student has become insulin resistant.
A box of raisins is regarded as a healthy snack that is easy to pop in a child's lunchbox - but it can contain nearly as much sugar as a can of Coke.
Chia seeds have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years, and have popped up everywhere from health food shops to supermarkets, cafés and restaurant food.
Real food - or, more to the point, the lack of it - has been in the media recently. There is currently a host of TV documentaries focused on understanding the foods we are consuming every day, and what they contain.
Another week, another gem from Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Gluten-free food is now outselling all other diet foods and "giving up gluten" is seen as the ultimate in fashionable eating. But a new book by a leading gastroenterologist suggests that having gluten imbalances and being "coeliac light" are very real conditions.
The Easter Bunny was no doubt good to everyone but perhaps this year, his basket was a little less full of sweet treats and may even have contained a few sugar-free alternatives.
Drinking water throughout the day is essential for health and well-being. We don't live in a hot country so many feel there is no need to drink litres of water throughout the day - wrong!
Is the fault in our genes? Is it the food manufacturers? Is it a failing of our will power? Everywhere, the national conversation about food places health and fitness on a pedestal, but we are sliding rapidly in the other direction. Why, in spite of huge advances in nutritional...
Zucchini, or courgette as it's more commonly known in this part of the world, is one of the very best foods for healthy and sustainable weight loss, thanks to its versatility and myriad of health benefits.
In recent times we have seen a massive increase in the popularity of smoothies and juices. Smoothie and juice kiosks are now in every shopping centre in the country, and they have also appeared on a lot of café and restaurant menus.
Removal of cataracts, which affect people's sight, is one of the most frequent operations carried out on patients in Irish hospitals. Now, new research suggests it may be possible to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating a diet rich in vitamin C.
For parents looking to avoid giving their kids sugary drinks, it seems fruit juices and smoothies can't be considered safe ground - pre-made and shop-bought ones, anyway. Checking the sugar content on the label is the most practical solution. The zero-risk approach is water.
Instead of grilling the chicken on Day 1, Roz says, “spice it up with my spicy chicken legs as a great substitute – the leg is also cheaper, with a different texture which really helps when you’re eating a lot of chicken. It’s important to change things up with different cuts and flavours to help you stay on track.“
This week we’re adding in some shoulder taps. Make sure to read the technique properly and maintain proper alignment throughout the movement. This is a great week to extend your new regimen, try a new fitness class or sign up to some training in your local gym. I hope you enjoy your nutrition programme for this week.
As Week 1 but instead of lunch of grilled chicken on Day 2, swap in Roz’s Quinoa, Broccoli and Hazelnut Salad with added chicken. “It’s a complete game-changer for salad dodgers and a perfect meal prep option,” she says.
Follow the plan for Week 1 but posh up your porridge with coconut water, says Roz, “It’s naturally sweeter and gives a little tropical flavour to start your day.”
Repeat Week 1 but Roz suggests instead of grilled fish for dinner on Day 1, swap in her Prawn and Courgette Linguini with Red Pepper Passata. “This is my go-to when I’m in a rush and hungry for dinner. It’s a nice option for those on the go.”
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