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Is Cheese Good For You?

Legend has it that an Arabian merchant discovered cheese by storing milk in a container made from a sheep’s stomach for a journey across the desert. The heat of the desert caused the milk to react with the rennet in the stomach and separate into curds and whey. The merchant, clearly a brave and enterprising soul, tried the curds and found them delightful. Thus cheese was brought into the world. Whatever the true history of cheese, it’s here now, and it’s incredible. But is it healthy? We asked dietitian Aisling Pigott of the British Dietetic Association exactly that. Let’s...

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Five Quick And Easy Protein-Filled Dessert Recipes

Even if you’re following the strictest of diet plans, there’s no point having dessert if it’s not going to be a treat. Ersatz versions of brownies and cakes that strip out all the good stuff aren’t going to satisfy a sweet tooth – if anything they’ll just make you crave the real thing. However, that doesn’t mean you have to completely discard your healthy-eating intentions come pudding time. With a little tweak to the recipe of your favourite desserts, you can at least ensure they’re full of muscle-fuelling protein. RECOMMENDED: 31 High-Protein Foods Here are five protein-filled dessert recipes from...

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Is Dark Chocolate Good For You?

It would be great, wouldn’t it? If you could plough through bar after bar of chocolate knowing that every single bite was only going to make you healthier? It’s not surprising that there is so much scientific research into the possible health benefits of chocolate. Any benefits of chocolate are really benefits of cocoa, which is usually extracted for use in research (the poor mice don’t even get to eat chocolate bars). This is why dark chocolate is usually the type hailed as healthy, because it contains more cocoa than milk or white. Unfortunately, whatever benefits have been discovered,...

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The 20 Best Fat-Burning Foods

Here’s the reality: it doesn’t matter how hard you train in the gym if you don’t put the same time, effort and focus into what you do in the kitchen. The old saying that “you can’t out-train a bad diet” is something of a cliché, but like many clichés it’s rooted in truth. If you want to make big changes to your body fat percentage – and as quickly as possible – then you need to start thinking more about mealtimes. When you want to lose body fat you need to cut down on foods you know will add...

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Are Walnuts Good For You?

The cashews are the first to go when people munch through a bag of mixed nuts. That’s a given. After that the almonds and brazil nuts will usually be carefully picked out, leaving a combo of walnuts and hazelnuts. If you approach the bag at this stage you might consider yourself hard done by, but instead focus on the positives – walnuts provide a host of health benefits. “Walnuts are high in protein and unsaturated fats,” says dietitian Aisling Pigott of the British Dietetic Association. “There have been some claims and studies to suggests walnuts may reduce cardiovascular risk,...

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