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Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

A new study from Canada shows that replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20% – significant news for those with – or trying to avoid – type 2 diabetes

Walnut health benefits begin in the gut

Scientists show that the way walnuts impact the trillions of bacteria in the gut microbiome may be behind some of their well known health benefits.

Adequate protein ensures bone health as we age

A new international expert consensus suggests that older people may need more protein – above the current RDA – to protect their bones.


Does eating at night make you fat?

Eat a good breakfast and think before you snack at bedtime – studies show that late night snacking does tend to encourage weight gain.

Health Tips:

Try baking soda to fight inflammation

A little bicarbonate of soda in water each day can reduce acidity and inflammation and help to reduce some of the symptoms of autoimmune and other diseases.


Promising botanicals for fighting cognitive decline

According to a recent review some herbal remedies have ‘very promising’ evidence behind them for combating cognitive decline.


Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

Martial arts practices range from the more gentle and meditative, to the combative and physically intensive – but all have benefits for body and mind.