Nutrition

10 habit changes to boost your energy

Nutrition

Here are ten simple habit changes you can use to try and boost your energy levels.

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Diabetes-friendly recipes

Food & Drink, Nutrition

To help raise awareness for Diabetes Week (14-20 June), California Walnuts have shared five delicious diabetes-friendly recipes....

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Why a high fibre diet is your secret weapon to healthy midlife

Nutrition

Understand why increasing your fibre intake can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes and even help with IBS....

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Top 5 foods to help cure a hangover

Nutrition

Mays Al-Ali, a nutritionist at HealthyMays.com, points out the go-to foods for hangover cures and the stodgy carb-heavy comforters you should avoid.

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Why eat seasonally?

Food & Drink, Nutrition

Most of our favourite fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed year-round but they are only really at their best in season....

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Better health over 50: How the pandemic made us take action

Nutrition

Learning from lockdown: has the pandemic has helped us be healthier?...

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Sticking to a New Year diet

Nutrition

January brings New Year resolutions that not all of us like, here dietician Martha McKittrick answers some of the most common questions about how to commit to a healthy diet and stick to it.

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What you need to know about digestion

Nutrition

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition....

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Eat to beat inflammation

Nutrition

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition has created a series of recipes to help support bone and joint health in the months ahead. ...

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10 things you might not know about unhealthy eating

Nutrition

We all have our eating vices – the guilty treats we use as a pick me up, but have you ever questioned why we fall back on them or what the consequences are? Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa reveals all.

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Seven ways to lower cholesterol with diet

Nutrition

Rob Hobson registered nutritionist at Healthspan shows how we can reduce our cholesterol by eating the right kind of foods....

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Sugar dilemmas?

Nutrition

What effect does eating too much sugar have on our health (particularly for women over 50)?...

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What is so special about Manuka Honey and do you really need it?

Nutrition, Sponsored

Manuka Honey has become famous in recent years due to its health properties and a host of celebrity fans, making it one of the best selling products in health store Holland and Barrett. But why is it so special? And does it work? 50 Connect explores here.

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Food and your fifties

Nutrition

Post-50, there are certain nutrients your body needs to power through the next phase of your life with some foods, in particular, that...

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Why are 50 plus women susceptible to anaemia

Nutrition

Dr Sarah Brewer explains why women are at greater risk of developing anaemia in later life and how you can bridge the nutritional gap....

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Six diet swaps to lower cholesterol

Nutrition

Comfort foods come with a high cholesterol cost! Check out these alternatives to your weekly shop indulgences and reap the health rewards.

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Easy food swaps to tackle the effects of stress

Nutrition

Stress can compromise nutrient intake by influencing appetite, food choice and depleting the body of micronutrients. Here are some tips to...

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Six essential food and nutrition time savers for busy carers

Nutrition

Rob Hobson looks at six ways to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet if you are a busy carer with limited time to cook and look after...

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Why eating your greens may keep you brainy

Nutrition

Sticking to the basics of healthy eating and adding green vegetables to your diet can help to boost your intake of nutrients that have been shown to be particularly beneficial for brain health.

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Our lover affair with eggs

Nutrition

Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan explains why we have fallen back in love with eggs and why they are...

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Five golden rules of eating for a good night’s sleep

Nutrition

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition.. He is also author of Cheats & Eats and The Detox Kitchen...

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Nation’s bone health under threat

Nutrition

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of nutrition are putting the nation’s bone health at risk.

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Feed your fibre knowledge

Nutrition

Having a low-fibre diet is not good for your health. Here Nichola Ludlam-Raine explains how some women are missing their recommended daily...

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The key nutrients for a healthy immune system

Nutrition

As we succumb to another cold spell, it's important to know which nutrients you need to support your immune system and fight against flu....

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A diet, but you can still eat chocolate

Nutrition

There’s a new diet on the block and this one lets you eat pasta and chocolate. Jackie Wicks explains.

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The healthy trends to look out for in 2018

Nutrition

Sticking to the New Year's resolutions has never been easier. Nutritionist Kim Pearson shares her predictions for the top healthy food...

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A nutritionists Christmas survival guide

Nutrition

Nutritionist Kim Pearson, shares a few of the things she does over the festive season to stay healthy without avoiding mince pies and fun...

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Nine ways to add chia seeds to your diet

Nutrition

When it comes to the nutritional benefits of eating chia seeds, the list is endless.

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Seven days to top up your vitamin D

Nutrition

It's difficult to get what you need from food alone but certain foods still provide us with a useful source of vitamin D. ...

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Five reasons science tells us to eat more chocolate

Nutrition

Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can boost your health, from improving your mood to helping tame a cough?...

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Why older women should take Omega-3

Nutrition

Nutritionist Tom Oliver examines why Omega 3 rich foods and supplements are important to women as we age.

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Eight ways to boost your intake of vitamin D

Nutrition

Help keep your vitamin D levels topped up with simple tips that can be introduced into your daily routine. ...

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Food pairings that maximise absorption

Nutrition

Become your own food mixologist with the help of Rob Hobson's list of food pairings that increase nutrient absorption....

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Ginger the great

Nutrition

Ginger is wonderful for your digestion. Kim Lightbody explains why we should all be drinking ginger tea.

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Six foods to nourish your brain

Nutrition

Nutritionist Cassandra Barns reveals her six favourite foods for boosting your brain. ...

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Eat yourself happy

Nutrition

What we're eating is having a direct effect on our mood. Expert nutritionists have shared with 50connect the top 10 foods that will have...

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Benefits of Vitamin D supplements shown in new study

Nutrition

New research suggests Vitamin D has positive health benefits for people with chronic heart conditions.

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Energy surges as we hit fifty five

Nutrition

A recent poll of 2000 adults by Healthspan, found that there's a surge of energy at the age of 55 as people become reinvigorated by the...

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Super foods vs classics

Nutrition

Rob Hobson, Healthspan's Head of Nutrition takes a look at some of the great new 'superfoods' that everyone is talking about and compares...

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Eat yourself well with the seasons

Nutrition

Rob Hobson puts together a list of detoxifying foods that fit into your diet and nutrition plan all year round.

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Time to get fruity – seasonal fruits to boost your health

Nutrition

Rob Hobson delivers an anti oxidant boost in the shape of a delicious seasonal fruits smoothie....

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Getting to grips with gout

Nutrition

As anyone who has suffered an attack knows only too well, gout can cause extreme joint discomfort....

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The dangers lurking in our cupboards

Nutrition

Out-of-date foods and medicines lurking in our cupboards

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Health tips to boost your lifespan

Nutrition

Here are some simple health tips that show there's more to wellbeing than vitamin supplements and zumba....

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Can looking at pictures of food actually affect your appetite?

Nutrition

Join in the fun with Wink Bingo's new breakfast theme - share your photos and be in with a chance to win prizes....

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Malnourished elderly going unnoticed says Task Force

Nutrition

10 tips to tackling malnutrition with food for older people

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Your winter wellness war chest

Nutrition

Boost your winter cold immunity with vitamin D3, Echinacea, Beta-Glucans and Probiotics....

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Vitamin supplements: a waste of time?

Nutrition

New research suggests that for many of us, taking vitamin supplements is a waste of time. But what is the truth behind the headlines?...

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10 Easy ways to boost energy

Nutrition

Feeling tired and lethargic as we head into winter? Here’s how to revive your get up and go…

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Summer super fruits

Nutrition

If you're hoping to lose weight, save your skin from the damaging effects of the sun or alleviate the symptoms of hayfever, eating berries...

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Medicinal fruit and vegetables

Nutrition

Heal and protect the body with fresh organic natural produce....

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Healthy food tips for over 50s

Nutrition

Simple recipe for good health after your 50th birthday – good nutrition and regular exercise

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Healthy eating: Over 50s and red meat

Nutrition

Professor Robert Pickard explains why diets of those of middle age & older are short in vital vitamins and minerals, and how red meat can...

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10 rules for easy weight loss

Nutrition

Look and feel good with these10 rules for easy weight loss....

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Nutrition: Cancer fighting root vegetables

Nutrition

Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that fight cancer and help strengthen resistance to other health issues

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New Year diet: Eat for energy

Nutrition

It's time to lose that Christmas pudding feeling and give your liver some TLC with a non-tox rather than de-tox....

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