Move It | Time for a HIIT?

HIIT (high intensity interval training) is the latest fitness trend to, ahem, hit the gym. We found out what is so good about it and got volunteers to try it out at homeRead more

Different Strokes | The gentle touch

With Ayurveda as a theme for this issue, we cast our eye over a complementary therapy that is still quite new in the West — but which, in India, goes back for millennia. Louise Wates writesRead more

Feature | A ‘one-two punch’ to cancer

We are advised that a healthy diet can prevent cancer, but can nutrition be used to fight the disease too? By Louise Wates and Dimitrios VelisRead more

All about | Plastics

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually, so keeping food fresh for as long as possible is vitally important for the economy and the environment. But how safe is the plastic packaging that we use today?Read more

Guilt-free strawberry tart

This beautiful strawberry tart has a rich and flavourful pie crust, a deliciously creamy filling and topped off with sweet, freshly sliced strawberries.Read more

We talk to Christine Bailey about coeliac disease and gluten-free diets

Going gluten-free might be seen as a fashionable thing to do, but for some people it is essential for their health.Read more

Focusing on health could improve our portion control

Being mindful of the effects that food has on health could improve portion control, according to a study from the University of Tübingen, Germany.Read more

Sandwiches - have we had our fill?

May sees the return of British Sandwich Week, a week’s “celebration of the greatest food-to-go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention”.Read more

Feature | Going gluten-free: Some facts behind the ‘fad’

The ‘gluten-free’ label is becoming a familiar sight. Mike Murphy looks at why more people are choosing to cut out this natural protein, even without doctors’ ordersRead more

Stuffed sweet potato

Credit: From The Balance Plan by Angelique Panagos, published by AsterRead more

Cruciferous veggies benefit the heart

Eating cruciferous vegetables – including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts – could have heart health benefits for older women, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Read more

Moroccan Orange and Avocado Salad

Credit: Lorna RhodesRead more

Learn to breath before abdominal surgery

Simple breathing training with a physiotherapist before surgery could prevent postoperative pneumonia, according to a study published in The BMJRead more

Classic Mushy Peas

Credit: This recipe was created by Jenny Chandler for Hodmedod, to show off the potential of their unique organic marrowfat peas.Read more

Punj Rattani Dal

Credit: This recipe was originally published by to mark the United Nations International Year of Pulses 2016Read more