Tag archive for ‘Health’
health benefits of bananas
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Going bananas: How a banana a day can help keep the doctor at bay

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 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...

medicinal foods
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Top 10 ingredients with medicinal properties

Alessandra Felice prescribes the foods that are medicines available without prescription.  Recent years have seen an increased interest in superfoods, adaptogens and medicinal foods as we are more and more aware More...

Why do vegans live longer?
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Why do vegans live longer?

On average, vegans and vegetarians live longer – they have longer life expectancies than meat-eaters, and grow old with fewer health issues. But why is this? Before we get into the science and evidence More...

Wheat eaters or meat eaters: Debunking the Paleolithic diet myth
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Wheat eaters or meat eaters: Debunking the Paleolithic diet myth

Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher at Viva!, examines the claims for the Paleo diet…  Some time ago I watched a programme about the different types of diets people follow. There was a banker who saw More...

Hard-boiled facts: Why eggs aren't good for your health
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Hard-boiled facts: Why eggs aren’t good for your health

Viva!’s Veronika Powell serves you all the facts you need to know about the effect of eggs on health…  In the current maelstrom of media articles both warning against and recommending eating eggs, it’s More...

How a vegan diet can help manage the symptoms of arthritis
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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How a vegan diet can help manage the symptoms of arthritis

Dr Justine Butler looks at how a vegan diet has proved to help with managing arthritis…  Arthritis is a condition of the joints and bones that causes pain and stiffness and usually worsens with age. But More...

how staying hydrated can improve your life
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Hello hydration: How staying hydrated can improve your life

Julie Wilkins explains how staying hydrated can greatly improve your life… Alongside the environmental and ethical advantages, a boost to your health and wellbeing is also at the top of the list of benefits More...

Mending a broken heart: How a vegan diet can help fight heart disease
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Mending a broken heart: How a vegan diet can help fight heart disease

Heart disease is one of the UK’s biggest killers, but can be preventable – Juliet Gellatley of Viva! explores how a vegan diet can defeat it…  If you think heart attacks affect only the elderly, think More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Handling hormone imbalances with a vegan diet

A small hormone imbalance can have a big effect on our bodies. Alessandra Felice shows us how to handle our hormones…  Hormones and their balance are essential for our body to work harmoniously, but we don’t More...