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Fill up on fibre

Not sure how much fibre to eat each day? Use this guide Your daily recommended amount of fibre is 25g. So aim to get your fix like this: 240g sultana bran = 8g 120g peanuts = 6g 240g cooked spaghetti with ½ cup marinara sauce = 5g 60g slice of chocolate cake = 2g ½ […]

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Your post-Christmas detox plan

Drive out those festive-season toxins with this plan Kidneys These filter the excess protein that’s stockpiled when you tuck into those extra-thick slabs of turkey, ham and goose. Drink a glass of cranberry juice each day – it’s a powerful healing tonic filled with quinine which removes toxic build-ups in your prostate gland, bladder and […]

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Fit in your 40s

Follow these food fixes to stay fighting fit and healthy in your 40s The fight disease decade Greyness, wrinkles and a disturbing amount of nostril hair are the least of your worries. Really, your body may be fast becoming a walking detonator. That’s because approximately 30 per cent of men in their 40s have asymptomatic […]

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Fit in your 30s

As you enter your 30s, follow our nutrition plan to stay in peak condition The melt fat decade The metabolic rate that allowed you to burn through tikka masalas in your 20s is gradually slowing by one per cent every four years. And even if the figure on your scales isn’t rising, it doesn’t mean […]

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Fit in your 20s

For a fitter, happier life in your 20s look no further than this nutrition plan The beat-stress decade The average man marries at the ripe age of 27, coincidentally the same time that most episodes of major depression strike. But rather than the proverbial ball and chain being to blame, the cause is more likely […]

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Hot chicks

When it comes to healthy and easy-to-cook meat, chicken wings it Fowl play The higher echelons of foodie society look down on the humble hen, preferring to serve their guests pigeon, pheasant or duck. Readily available and in huge quantities, it’s often regarded as a staple, not a delicacy. As Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen […]

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Lamb tops

All you need to know about the food ewe love to eat What have the Romans ever given us? Well, apart from straight roads, public baths, sanitation and wine, the footsoldiers of the Holy Empire army also brought forth that cornerstone of the Sunday roast and the Friday-night kebab – sheep. Those sheep multiplied and nowadays […]

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Say yes to pasta

It’s Italian and fuel injected – pasta is the Ferrari of food In the great gastronomic drama, pasta usually takes the role of well-rehearsed understudy. It’s a low-fat filler that’s ready to step in at a moment’s notice to save the day. Not only is it a meal-in-minutes for those with busy lives but, being […]

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Buying good meat

Masterchef judge John Torode separates the truths from the lies Myth Meat that’s marketed as low fat is better for you If you want to reduce the amount of fat in your diet then cook your meat with the fat on and cut it off afterwards. You need fat to protect the meat from the […]

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A beginner’s guide to protein shakes

Drink the right shake at the right time by following our guide Best for… pre-workout A pre-workout shake is most effective if drunk around half an hour before you start your session. If you don’t begin your workout until hours after you’ve downed it, you’re unlikely to see any real benefit. And don’t pick a […]

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