Saturday, 16 April 2016 | Editor
A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).
High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin
Thursday, 14 April 2016 | Editor
The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | Editor
Using prebiotics alongside probiotics as part of a weight management programme can enhance weight loss and lipid profiles according to new research from Turkey.
Friday, 13 November 2015 | Editor
To lose weight you can either decide to increase your energy output through exercise, or to reduce your calorie intake - best of all, of course, is to do both. When your energy output exceeds your calorie intake your body starts to burn fat to make up the energy it needs. A good rule of thumb to remember is that each pound of fat you burn will give you the equivalent of 3,500 calories of energy.