A recent study by Action on Sugar, a British campaign group, found that some of the more flavorful Starbucks drinks can contain up to a whopping 25 spoonfuls of sugar.That is the sugar equivalent of three cans of Coke.For most people, ordering a white chocolate mocha (~18 spoonfuls of sugar)...
Health check the science of hangry or why some people get grumpy when theyre hungry

Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at you when they were hungry? If so, you’ve experienced “hangry” (an amalgam of hungry and angry) – the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for a feed.

We devote around seven to eight hours to sleep each night in adulthood and ten to 12 hours in childhood. This amounts to around 200,000 hours in our first 60 years of life.

Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health
Modern society has been engineered for sitting.As a result, humans spend more time off their feet than ever before.However, recent studies show that all this sitting is doing much more harm than anyone thought.This article explores why sitting too much is seriously bad for your health. People Are Sitting More...
Matcha – Even More Powerful Than Regular Green Tea
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world.It has all sorts of health benefits, such as weight loss and improved heart health (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).One variety of green tea, matcha, is claimed to be even healthier than the other types.It is grown and...

As the new year rolls on and people consider the resolutions they have already broken, we’re being flooded with advice on what to eat.

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others.

Everyone loves D, the sunshine vitamin. Doctors, patients and the media have been enamoured with vitamin D supplements for decades. As well as their clear benefit in curing severe vitamin D deficiencies, endless headlines hail their magical ability to reduce a vast range of conditions from dementia to cancer.

Sleep plays a fundamental role in the way we learn. Emerging evidence makes a compelling case for the importance of sleep for language learning, memory, executive function, problem solving and behaviour during childhood.

Every day, we are confronted with choices about how to spend our money. Whether it’s thinking about picking up the tab at a group lunch or when a charity calls asking for a donation, we are faced with the decision to behave generously or not.