Health & nutrition

Discover BBC Good Food's nutritious recipes and expert tips on everything from special diets and sports nutrition to men's and women's health.
Eating for gut health: microbes & me

Eating for gut health: microbes & me

Our new series, in collaboration with BBC Future, looks at our unique gut microbiomes.
Our brand-new Healthy Diet Plan

Our brand-new Healthy Diet Plan

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The health benefits of buckwheat

The health benefits of buckwheat

A nutritionist explains the benefits of this tiny seed, sometimes referred to as a pseudograin.
Are olives good for you?

Are olives good for you?

Discover the health benefits of olives, from healthy fats to phytonutrients.
Eating for energy: what is The Energy Plan?

Eating for energy: what is The Energy Plan?

Performance nutritionist James Collins explains how to eat strategically for more energy.

Fuel your fitness

A woman running in the morning Guide

What should I eat if I exercise in the morning?

A woman running in the evening Guide

What should I eat if I exercise in the evening?

Discover a three-day meal plan, chosen by performance nutritionist James...
What to eat for a workout Guide

What to eat for a workout

Whether you’re all about yoga, a HIIT fan or a marathon runner, Good Food...
What to eat before your run Guide

What to eat before your run

Want to know how to run faster? Looking for the best snacks to eat before a run...
A woman training for a marathon Guide

All our marathon meal plans

Discover what to eat and when to train in the week before a marathon with our...

Healthy Chinese recipe ideas

Two bowls of curry with rice and chopsticks Collection

Healthy Chinese

Chicken noodle soup in bowls with spoons Recipe

Chicken noodle soup

4.78753

(433 ratings)

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening -...
Sea bass fillets with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions on a black plate Recipe

Sea bass with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions

4.827275

(220 ratings)

The aromas released while cooking this dish will have everyone licking their...
Lighter Sweet & sour pork Recipe

Lighter Sweet & sour pork

4

(4 ratings)

This Chinese takeaway family favourite can be made much healthier - lower the...
Lighter Chinese chilli beef Recipe

Lighter Chinese chilli beef

4.25

(12 ratings)

Don't reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It's...
Training for a marathon or sporting event? There are many potential links to muscle cramping, but there's no single answer or cure. In many cases it appears that muscle fatigue (from increased training) plays a large part. Sodium depletion and dehydration have previously been linked to cramping onset, so it's wise to keep on top of hydration practices. Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle function, and a deficiency is also thought to result in cramping. If you're worried you may have low magnesium levels, foods such as oats, rye and wheat, as well as mixed nuts and seeds, are good sources.
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