Fact or fad?
Ellie Pithers Detox, detox, detox: that's January's unremitting mantra, but are juice cleanses and alkaline diets nothing more than marketing spiel? Three experts separate fact from fad.
SARAH BERRY Detoxing is a scam. So says The Guardian in a new feature that has been reverberating around the internet ruffling feathers and eliciting nods of agreement in equal parts.
Stephanie Wade "It started out innocently enough. A friend began eliminating processed food from her diet, to focus on her health and wellbeing from 'the inside out'."
No piece of cake
Veronica Schmidt "My body tingled with anxious energy and I developed an unattractive habit of ringing my hands. I thought about chocolate. A lot."
Paula Goodyer Legumes are back on the menu, with researchers suggesting phytates may have little impact on mineral absorption.
Mind over matter
Linda McSweeny Eating on the run or at your desk is part of modern life. But it may also be a recipe for obesity.
Paula Goodyer What if there were an eating plan that helped you lose weight while still allowing a generous amount of food including - gasp -carbs?
All-time best foods
Susie Burrell Forget what we should not be eating; instead let's focus on the powerful super foods that pack a serious nutrition hit for their punch and the foods that we should aim to eat on a daily basis.
ARABELLA FORGE Dietitian Arabella Forge recommends ten foods that can improve your digestion.
Susie Burrell If it is called a salad, and looks like a salad, it must be a healthy choice surely? No.
Everything you'd like to ask a dietician (including some good news for pasta lovers and bad news for fans of coconut oil).
Pam Belluck In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa can reverse age-related memory loss.
SARAH BERRY A test on BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.
Paula Goodyer The health food aisle is often where junk hides behind labels such as "organic" and "gluten-free".
Paula Goodyer "People know that an apple is healthier than a lamington – it's sticking with the apple that's difficult," says nutritionist Leanne Cooper.
Sarah Oakes Killer Pythons are looking more like multi-coloured vipers as the global confectionery giant downsizes products to control portion sizes and respond to growing consumer concerns about their sugar intake.
What they eat
Evelyn Lewin A new study concludes "eating behaviours can be transmitted socially."
NOEL TOWELL Unauthorised absences blamed on dietary requirements.
Eating for pleasure
Sandy Smith We need to remember that we eat for other reasons apart from being healthy.
Susie Burrell Don't read this if you're planning to enjoy a wheel of brie and bottle of wine after a particularly shocking week.
Susie Burrell Susie Burrell sets a few simple rules.
We need a search party and a really good recipe for guacamole. Stat.
SARAH BERRY Cupcakes make our brains sparkle. Seriously. But can we teach them to do the dopamine dance for brussel sprouts instead?
Vanessa Garcia "I was lying in bed in my New York City apartment when the world went black."
NATALIE REILLY In our culture restrictive eating has become synonymous with a sense of control, achievement and even piety.
CASSY SMALL Remember activated almonds? Chef, TV star and now health coach Pete Evans sings the praises of the Paleo diet.
Jennifer Garth It starts first thing in the morning. The moment you open your eyes you're bombarded with food thoughts.
How to eat
Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe this diet is the only diet to follow.
MEGAN JOHNSTON Three dietitians reveal which foods they tuck into between meals - and which ones they avoid.
Paula Goodyer The task of sweetening our food and drink has become more complicated as more sugar alternatives appear on the shelves of health food stores and supermarkets.
Sandy Smith Leading nutritionists say the popular eating plan is potentially hazardous to your health.
RACHEL CLUN Here are some foods that you should avoid if you want to stave off hunger pangs.
RACHEL CLUN It's a common misconception that you can't overeat healthy foods.
Michael Moss Has coconut water lived up the the hype since taking the world by storm as a miracle drink?
Paula Goodyer Tuning into your body’s inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food ‘rules.’
Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus.
RACHEL CLUN Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.
Tom Sanders Everything you need to know about fats. You might just be surprised.
Try these healthy and nutritious breakfast options from Lorna Jane Clarkson when recharging after your morning gym session.
Melissa Davey Melissa Davey's suggestions as to why raw foodies provoke such strong reactions.
60s diets v today
Niki Bezzant Vintage advice shows us there's nothing really new about modern weight-loss theory.
Food for long life
Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).
MELISSA DAVEY Intuitive eating might teach us how to eat 'normally' again.
Paula Goodyer Figuring out whether a high protein diet is healthy or not can be pretty confusing.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Good riddance, #Fitspo! #Sitspo is your new motivational best friend.
Claire Hayhurst People who eat breakfast burn more kilojoules and have tighter blood sugar control than those who are fasting, a new study has shown.
Hope Warshaw Reaching for a sweet treat every afternoon? Read on to find out what you should eat earlier in the day to ward off those cravings.
Health extremists are cutting all gluten or dairy from their diets under the false pretence they suffer from an allergy, says a leading dietitian.
Brigid Delaney When Brigid Delaney embarked on a controversial diet, it unleashed primitive food cravings that had her behaving in unexpected ways.
Health myth busted
Susie Burrell If you are trying your best to eat ''healthy'', here are some simple ways to ensure your calories are also kept under control.
Nina Teicholz It's a counterintuitive move. But if you are trying to get healthy, purge the pantry of low-fat foods.
Susie Burrell With sugar's demonisation in full swing, what is the best way to sweeten food?
Susie Burrell Simply spending a little more time considering how you consume your calories each day could be all that you need to improve your nutrition.
SARAH BERRY "Claims for the established superiority of any one specific diet over others are exaggerated."
Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not there is evidence to support them.
Sarah Knapton A new study reveals you should include 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day fior a longer and healthier life.
Eat yourself healthy
Paula Goodyer Headlines about certain vegetables reducing cancer risk are useful to a point but there's a problem.
SARAH BERRY Getting caught up in a numbers game extracts any joy from eating and can be detrimental to our health.
Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign starts Monday to raise awareness of the impact of our high meat consumption on animal welfare, as well as on human health and the environment.
Brigid Delaney Is juice fasting the secret to good health – or is it simply a dangerous fad?