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Raw and local

Enjoy the delights of raw and local food this summer, with these tips from Richard Buckley

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The lowdown on turmeric

Dr Hazel Wallace takes a look at the health benefits of this much talked about spice

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6 health foods from around the world

Research has shown that certain countries enjoy higher life expectancies than others, mostly as a result of their diets. Japan, for example, has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, with a typical diet being high in fish, meat, certain carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits. Here we take a look at six of the best natural health foods from around the world.

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The essential fats

Essential fatty acids are aptly named – not only because they are essential to our health and wellbeing, but because our bodies cannot make them, so it is essential that we get our intake through our diet.

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Why eat organic?

This month marks the Soil Association’s annual Organic September campaign. Here, Renée Elliott explains why we should all be eating organically

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Alkalising foods

The quality of our inner ecology will determine our overall health. Life is more connected than we think. Everything from the cells in our bodies to the life in the oceans is affected by pH.

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Embrace the alkaline lifestyle

Wellbeing expert John Tsagaris explains the benefits of the alkaline diet

The likes of Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are all fans of the alkaline diet, but this isn’t just another celebrity fad. There are many benefits to be gained from alkaline-based nutrition.

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Top breakfast swaps

Want to make sure you have the best possible start to the day? Swap your unhealthy breakfast for these healthier options

Fry up

Why you should avoid it:
The good elements of the traditional fry-up - vitamin-rich eggs, protein-packed pork and heart-healthy beans - are unfortunately curtailed due to dubious preparation and cooking methods.

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Very vegan

Veganism is growing in popularity by the day. We take a look at the benefits of following a plant-based diet

The stereotypical image of vegans as tie-dye-wearing hippies who live on nothing but lentils and chick peas is fast becoming a thing of the past. The proliferation of vegan recipe blogs, books and celebrity endorsements from the likes of Beyoncé and Russell Brand has helped to give veganism a complete image overhaul.

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7 of the best superfoods

Nutritional therapist Joanne Hart takes a look at some of her favourite superfoods and how they benefit our health

Are superfoods the powders that we blend into smoothies and sprinkle onto our porridge or are they just normal foods that have special benefits? We think it’s both!

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Kick your sugar habit

Want to reduce the sugar in your diet? Try these expert tips and recipe ideas

One in three of us has high blood sugar and is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Despite this, new research from preventative nutrition experts Pharma Nord has revealed that just one in 10 people is worried about developing diabetes and one third of us don’t know what their blood sugar level is.

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Get more greens in your diet with these super alkalising recipe ideas November 2014 Page 42
Try these protein-packed vegetarian recipe ideas October 2014 Page 40
Healthy and delicious raw food recipes September 2014 Page 50
Recipe ideas for cooking with superfoods August 2014 Page 42
Healthy and delicious paleo recipes for al fresco eating July 2014 Page 40
Gluten-free recipes suitable for those with coeliac disease June 2014 Page 38
Foods to fight inflammation May 2014 Page 32
The benefits of juicing May 2014 Page 42
Tasty Easter recipes made with seasonal springtime ingredients April 2014 Page 46
Healthy baking recipes to try at home March 2014 Page 40
Tasty and healthy lunch recipes for people on the go February 2014 Page 36
Delicious recipes that are free from meat, dairy and gluten January 2014 Page 38
Festive recipes for Christmas party food and snacks December 2013 Page 38
Hints and tips on healthy cooking oils November 2013 Page 46
Six alternatives to cow's milk October 2013 Page 40
Recipes: Nutritious and delicious ways to get your protein fix October 2013 Page 44
Healthy breakfast suggestions to start your day September 2013 Page 36
Recipes: Vegetarian and vegan recipe ideas for the summer August 2013 Page 40
Grill without guilt with these healthy barbecue recipes! July 2013 Page 38
Wholesome and healthy recipes to help with weight loss June 2013 Page 40
Tasty picnic treats that are healthy too! May 2013 Page 40
Trying to avoid sugar? Check out these sugar-free treats April 2013 Page 46
Delicious gluten-free Easter goodies March 2013 Page 40
Healthy snack suggestions February 2013 Page 34
Recipes to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight February 2013 Page 36
Food allergy or intolerance? Your guide to 'free from' foods January 2013 Page 36
Festive starters and canapés, plus party pudding ideas December 2012 Page 40
The top healthy oils and how to incorporate them into your diet November 2012 Page 38
Recipes: Tasty protein packed meal ideas October 2012 Page 36
Time to go organic? The lowdown on why - plus mouthwatering recipes September 2012 Page 36
Recipes: Delicious dishes using vegetarian, vegan and free-from foods August 2012 Page 34
Recipes: Fire up the grill for these tasty and healthy barbeque recipes July 2012 Page 40
Recipes: Low calorie sweet and savoury treats June 2012 Page 38
Recipes: Healthy Picnic Food May 2012 Page 44
Recipe: A cake to enjoy for the Queen's Jubilee May 2012 Page 50
Recipes: Healthy Easter Treats April 2012 Page 46
Recipes: Wholegrain goodness the whole family will enjoy March 2012 Page 40
Recipe: Coconut Tomato Curry in a hurry March 2012 Page 45
Working Lunch – tips and recipes for good food on the go February 2012 Page 40
Free-From bread and milk recipes for intolerant tummies January 2012 Page 38
Festive party snacks – savoury and sweet December 2011 Page 36
Top 5 Good Fats to include in your diet November 2011 Page 39
Annabel Karmel’s new meals in minutes for babies and toddlers October 2011 Page 31
Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles October 2011 Page 41
Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Tahini Fudge October 2011 Page 43
Spotlight on school lunchboxes – clever and colourful ideas September 2011 Page 34
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