Nutrition

Yes, we all get older - but what we eat makes all the difference to ageing gracefully and feeling fitter, healthier and better than ever, says Amina Eastham-Hillier.

Gwyneth Paltrow shares five favourite recipes which can be made in the time it would take to order a less healthy takeaway.

If you're toying with the idea of switching to a plant-based diet, there's some compelling evidence why you should. Nutritionist Diana Robinson reports.

Food fortified with folic acid has been shown to lower overall rates of congenital heart defects.

Best known for its role in maintaining healthy bones and muscles, it turns out the sunshine vitamin has a bonus superpower: protecting against cognitive decline.

An analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to recent research.

When your body doesn't have the right fuel, you are more susceptible to infections. Good nutrition is the key to keeping you cold- and flu-free.

Chocolate - specifically its purest form, cacao - is a superfood that's particularly beneficial during winter, writes naturopath Teresa Mitchell-Paterson.

Do you know about the powerful healing properties of the reishi mushroom? If not, it's time to get acquainted, because reishi just might be the most dynamic superfood yet.

Even if you think you're familiar with this well known and widely used nutrient, read on: you may be surprised to discover how versatile it is.

Long used as a medicine in many world cultures, ginger comes into its own in winter, thanks to its many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, says Teresa Mitchell-Paterson.

Pamela Allardice speaks to Vladia Cobrdova, wellness ambassador for the About Life wholefoods chain.

A high-fibre diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, and protects against infection, a recent study shows.

Adding coconut oil to bread dough could reduce the spike in blood sugar levels commonly seen after eating other types of bread.