Going bananas: How a banana a day can help keep the doctor at bay

health benefits of bananas

How much do we really know about the nation’s favourite fruit? Sarah Hutchings does some digging and discovers that it’s a banana – not an apple – a day that’s more likely to keep the doctor at bay… Here in Britain, it’s fair to say we are bananas about bananas. More than five billion are consumed each year, meaning that, on average, More...

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By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Nutrition tips for active vegans

Keep energised while you stay fit and healthy and discover what your body needs to help keep you active. Active people need high-quality fuel, and they can thrive on well-planned vegan diets. But, in addition to More...

sources of vegan protein
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Vegan protein: What it is, why you need it, and where you can find it

Veronika Powell gives you the low-down on protein: what it is, why you need it, where you can find it and how much you need.  Just hearing the word ‘protein’ probably makes you shudder. There isn’t a question More...

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By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Why vegans need to know about iodine and selenium

Heather Russell from The Vegan Society tells us about these essential nutrients. Protein, calcium, iron and vitamin B12 regularly crop up in conversations about vegan nutrition. You’re less likely to find yourself More...

foods to eat for good skin
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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The best foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin

Alessandra Felice guides you to all the nutrients needed to keep your skin looking and feeling great. Our skin is our largest organ and the first line of defence between our bodies and the outside world, protecting More...

facts about soya
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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6 things you should know about soya

Heather Russell from The Vegan Society checks if this pulse is strong for vegans.  You hear a lot of scare stories about soya, which is a shame because it’s a valuable source of nutrition, particularly if More...

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By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Introducing Vitabiotics Wellwoman Vegan!

Supplements have been a grey area for vegans in the past, with many containing vitamins and minerals that are derived from animal products. Fortunately, this is no longer the case! The health and wellness experts More...

does quitting dairy improve acne
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Spot on: How ditching dairy can help improve acne

Veronika Powell confirms that the key to avoiding acne can be to ditch the dairy…  Skin is the body’s largest organ and has a string of important functions, but what we usually care about is how it looks. More...

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By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Calcium confusion: What are the best sources of calcium for vegans?

Most of us have been brought up to believe that we need cow’s milk for calcium, but as Viva! shows us, there are plenty of plant-based sources of calcium to keep our teeth and bones healthy.  Most of us have More...

health benefits of tiger nuts
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
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Tiger nuts: Exploring the health benefits of these small but mighty tubers

It’s not a nut and it doesn’t roar, but, as Alessandra Felice finds out, these stripy tubers have plenty of bite…  Tiger nuts or chufas are edible tubers that have been used since Palaeolithic times More...