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Healthy diets

Eat your way to happiness

There’s more to happiness than love, good relationships and job satisfaction. What you eat could put a spring in your step too!

Low-carb drinks for Banters

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking.

The 10 worst diet myths

You've all heard them: dieting is easy. Just cut out fats and carbs, eat lots of popcorn and drink lots of fruit juice. Welcome to the Land of Diet Myths.

Why veganism matters

Veganism is about saving the environment, excellent health and ending world hunger - or so say its followers. On World Vegan Day, 1 November, we give them the floor.

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Why we need some sodium in our diets

Researchers have found that our bodies work best with sodium in the range between 3 and 6g a day. Go too high and you risk ill health and death, go too low and you are once again in danger.

Do vegan diets endanger child health?

A vegan mother who only breastfed her 11-month-old is being charged with the death of her daughter after she died of vitamin A and B12 deficiencies.

Weight gain eating plan

What can you do to gain weight? DietDoc takes a closer look at the problem of underweight – and outlines possible solutions. She also gives a detailed eating plan.

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Low-carb drinks for Banters

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, just watch what you're drinking