Sugars – the good and the bad?

The Review is Dr. Sally Norton’s comment on the week’s hot topics, health news and research – giving you a clear, simple, trusted view on the very latest findings to affect your health, weight and wellbeing. This week, with sugar standing firm in our news headlines, Sally takes a hard look at the different types of sugars… answering the question, are some sugars better than others? Also this week, the latest app designed to help make healthy eating that little bit easier.

How to cut out sugar?

We all know we ought to be minimising our sugar intake, but with sugar present in so many of our every day foods, how can we cut back on how much sugar we consume? Here are our top five tips to help make reducing your sugar intake as easy as possible.

Autumn Harvest: Fill up on healthy, seasonal produce and help your community too!

This week, we take a look at the foods that are in season this October. Get inspired to eat the seasons, and support your local producers, with our autumnal ideas and recipes – from pumpkin soup to a warm plum loaf.

Caffeinated vs Decaffeinated

One question I am often asked is whether people should be opting for caff or decaff coffee / tea to … Continued

Should you be wary of dairy?!

Any serial dieter will tell you to steer clear of the dairy cabinet. It’s full of saturated fat that will … Continued

Top 5: Healthy snacks for kids

Studies show that instilling healthy snacking habits in young children is important for their long-term health – here are some quick, child-friendly snack ideas to try this weekend

Health-savvy office snacks

Snacking has been demonised but, let’s face it, we all need an energy boost at work now and then: just … Continued

Delicious food pairing ideas & top tips to grow your own herbs

Learn to grow delicious herbs this summer with our easy-to-follow guide, plus read our top food pairings by VavistaLife dietitian Sophie Claessens to add flavour to your dishes, not calories!

Is going meat-free a good way to lose weight?

Is going vegetarian a good way to lose weight? Dr Sally Norton investigates.

World Chocolate Day!

Who doesn’t love chocolate – I know I do! The delicious taste, smell and texture of chocolate has had people hooked … Continued

Convenience foods – VavistaLife style

Let’s face it – we are all so busy rushing around that the last thing we want to think about … Continued

Low fat vs low carb – Which diet is best?

I’m often asked to advise patients on the best sort of diet for weightloss. And two of the main contenders … Continued