Parents jailed for putting baby daughter on vegan diet

A couple have been jailed for putting their toddler on a vegan diet ‘that nearly killed her’. Doctors said the 18-month-old girl weighed around half the normal weight for her age when she was brought unconscious to a children’s hospital in Sweden. Her parents had fed her a strict diet of just breast milk, fruit, […]

Most dieting blogs on social media ‘give bad advice’

Slimmers should not trust weight loss and diet advice on social media blogs, according to scientists. They found just one in nine of the most popular sites gave accurate information. Health experts claimed that social media bloggers often ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’. Some touted opinion as fact and failed to provide evidence for […]

7 health benefits of using olive oil in your recipes

Olive oil is an essential part of a healthy Mediterranean diet and it tastes so delicious on salads, in pasta and on fish. But now scientists have claimed that drizzling olive oil on your food at least once a week lowers your risk of blood clots. It’s long been known that the Mediterranean diet – of which olive […]

Eating pizzas and burgers ‘increases risk of fatal diseases’

Eating too many pizzas and burgers can knock years off your life, according to scientists. A study of almost 45,000 people found that deaths from cancer, heart attacks and other illnesses were linked to eating ‘ultra-processed foods’ such as chips, sausages, doughnuts and biscuits. Researchers claimed that artificial sweeteners – which are present in most […]