Food-wise, it can be hard to keep up with what is healthy and what is not. When nutritionists decided that (healthy) fats, carbohydrates, and coffee weren’t so bad after all, we could all breathe a deep sigh of relief. But what about some of the so-called “health” foods that aren’t as good for you as they’re made out to be? Here are nine health fads that might be worth ditching.  Fruit juices and smoothies Freshly squeezed orange juice and a green smoothie straight from the Nutribullet – it’s fruit and vegetables so it must be good for you, right? From a nutritional standpoint, juices areRead More →

“Addressing our risk of heart disease and stroke should not be left until we are older,” PHE’s head of cardiovascular disease Jamie Waterall said. PHE said about half of the survey respondents did not know their blood pressure and that 5.6 million people living in England currently have high blood pressure without knowing it. This is “extremely worrying”, according to Dr Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation. “These silent conditions can lead to a deadly heart attack or stroke if untreated,” he said. A new version of the test on the BHF website refers users to apps and other resources to help them getRead More →