Thursday, 26 June 2014

How to control those sugar urges

By Amanda Ursell

It can’t have missed anyone’s attention that sugar is grabbing the headlines on a regular basis. Today, both the Public Health England (PHE) report called Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge and the brand new Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Carbohydrates and Health Report have created a few more…

How to make cauliflower rice

By Hannah Sherwood

Cauliflower is having its moment in the sun – it’s the summer food trend that everyone’s talking about. Step aside cauli cheese and the few boiled florets accompanying your Sunday roast. Using it as a healthy ‘carb’ to replace pasta, rice or grains is now in vogue.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

How we rate the top seeds

By the HFG experts

Andy Murray is one of the top seeds competing in this year’s Wimbledon – but what about the food kind? If you want some advice on which seeds are winners (and how to add them to meals and snacks to help make your diet healthier), here’s Healthy Food Guide’s top selection…

Thursday, 19 June 2014

How to pack a lighter picnic

By Hannah Sherwood

Everyone has fond memories of picnicking as a child because, quite honestly, when the sun’s shining, what better way to spend an afternoon than packing up the hamper and heading to the park/seaside/back garden? Picnics do come with a health risk, though (high-fat sausage rolls, cakes, fizzy drinks…), so to celebrate National Picnic Week (16–22 June), we’ve put together some of our favourite tried and tested recipes for a healthier outdoor feast.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Is it worth trying high intensity interval training?

By Rebecca Almond

High intensity interval training (HIIT) – sounds tough, right? Well, that’s sort of the point. We caught up with Christian Thomson, manager of London’s HiiT Studios, to learn more about the calorie-blasting workout…

Friday, 6 June 2014

What’s the deal with… reformer pilates?

By Rebecca Almond

Think pilates won’t give you a heart-pounding, full-body workout? Think again. I went along to London’s Bootcamp Pilates to try out the exercise class that promises to give you a body like The Body.