Making healthy, performance-enhancing food choices isn't just about picking a salad rather than a quarter-pounder in McDonalds, or replacing Mars Bars with apples on your weekly shopping list. The decisions we make every time we sit down for a meal, or grab a quick snack, can hav...
. There is one area of nutrition, though, where copying America might just be a good idea. Earlier this year the US Government updated its nutrition guidelines – the recommended daily amounts of staples such as sugars and fats. They based the new guidelines
2006 was a great one for chocolate fans. In January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of Washington DC in the US) published the most convincing study yet linking flavonol-rich cocoa to improved blood-vessel health. A month later
UAN: Article type:++add book link at top++ --This is adapted from the book, Eat Smart, Play Hard, by RW USA Nutrition Editor Liz Applegate. Technically, phytochemicals arent considered nutrients, but these little disease-fighting dynamos are so
. Discover all the health benefits the humble egg has to offer and try our nifty recipe ideas.Picture credit: John Slater/ Getty Images
of them are easily found in health food shops or online.Picture credits: Mitch Mandel
of studies by the US Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health. There are plenty of other choices.Expand your tastesNot all fats are created equal. Experts say the most nutritious way to go is with a few different cooking oils to help balance your intake
day to better their health.Peta Bee, RW Nutrition Editor
Once forced to choose between sunflower oil and lard, we now have seemingly endless options in the cooking fats section of the supermarket. "And just as runners experiment with different sports nutrition products, we can experiment with oils
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