Prunes

Good for the gut? Eating prunes (or dried plums) can improve gut health and reduce the risk of colon cancer, the second most lethal cancer in the West. The fruit is packed with healthy properties that re-establish the gut’s good bacteria that can naturally fight off...

Beetroot juice

Is it good for blood pressure? A glass of beetroot juice every day improves your blood pressure, even if you’re elderly and you’ve already suffered heart failure. The juice, rich in inorganic nitrates, also improves your endurance for aerobic exercise. How much should...

Starchy vegetables put on the pounds

Can they contribute to weight gain? Eating starchy vegetables, such as peas and corn, can put on the weight, but sticking to high-fibre and low glycaemic fruits and vegetables will help you shed the pounds. What should I be eating? A diet that’s rich in berries,...

Depression

Could it be a nutritional deficiency? Researchers think that the Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, is one of the best ways of preventing the problem. Can I help myself? They have noted that those who eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, and omega...