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  1. Whole-body health benefits of eating fibre: Are you getting enough?

    Fibre in our diet is important for digestive health, including keeping us 'regular'. However, most of us only manage 14g of fibre a day when the recommended intake is at least 18g of fibre a day.

  2. Health benefits of ginger

    Ginger is used as a traditional remedy for a number of ailments.

  3. Why wholemeal rather than white bread?

    We all need starchy foods as part of a balanced diet. That includes bread. Here’s why we should choose wholemeal rather than white bread.

  4. Is drinking fruit juice as good as eating fruit?

    Experts agree that eating fruit is better than drinking fruit juice, which contains less fibre than whole fruits.

  5. Healthy eating: Finding help

    Deciding to eat a healthier diet can be hard on your own. These organisations may be able to offer you more information, support and advice.

  6. Hydrogenated fat

    As part of a healthy diet, we should try to reduce the amount of foods we eat that contain hydrogenated or saturated fats and replace them with unsaturated fats.

  7. Beetroot benefits

    Beetroot has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flood and lower blood pressure. What are the facts?

  8. Low FODMAP diet for IBS FAQs

    The name FODMAP comes from the types of carbohydrates restricted in the diet: fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.

  9. Pomegranates: What are the health benefits?

    The jewel-like seeds and juice of the pomegranate are being hailed as a 'superfruit', but what is this fruit and is it good for us?

  10. Dragon fruit: What are the health benefits?

    The exotic, beautiful dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, comes from a cactus, but what do we really know about this sweet and juicy fruit?

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