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Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mindWe all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when you

Dairy food in moderation ‘may protect the heart’

Three small portions of dairy a day may actually protect against heart disease and strokeDairy products such as cheese and milk have got a bad name because of the saturated fat they contain, but a large new study suggests that in moderation, they may actually protect against heart disease and

From coughs to cakes: why honey is the bees knees

Honey should be your first line of treatment for a cough but dont just reach for it when you have the sniffles. Sourced everywhere from Zambian forests to Irish meadows and London rooftops, there is a flavour to suit everyoneGot a cough? Then before you pick up an over-the-counter

Easy does it: seven simple new Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

These dishes from my latest book make cooking fun, relaxing and deliciousOne persons idea of cooking simply is the next persons culinary nightmare. For me, its about being able to stop at my greengrocer on the way home, pick up a couple of things that look good and make something

Food, supplements and a first triathlon

(CNN)While training for my first triathlon at the age of 48, I began to wonder what I could do from a nutrition standpoint to optimize both my training and my race day performance. To get some answers, I reached out to Elizabeth Broad, senior sports dietician for the US

Caffeine hit: South Korea bans coffee from every school

Action follows reports of students suffering palpitations as they go through high-pressure education systemSouth Korea is set to ban the sale of coffee in schools in an effort to promote healthier choices among pupils and teachers. All vending machines and snack kiosks in primary and secondary schools will stop selling

Nigel Slaters chicken wings with red peppers

A midweek meal thats deliciously simpleThe recipe Drain a 320g jar of roasted red peppers, then lay the pieces of pepper in the bottom of a roasting tin. Peel 3 juicy cloves of garlic and tuck them, together with 150g of cherry tomatoes, among the peppers. Set the oven at