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.
The health benefits of apples

The health benefits of apples

Find out what makes this fruit so good for you.
How to prevent a cold

How to prevent a cold

Discover a nutritionist's top dietary tips to support your immune system during cold season.
Is popcorn healthy?

Is popcorn healthy?

We take a look at this popular cinema snack and reveal what a healthy portion size should be.
How many calories are in alcoholic drinks?

How many calories are in alcoholic drinks?

Our at-a-glance infographic shows exactly how many calories are in common alcoholic beverages.
Marathon meal plan

Marathon meal plan

We asked a performance nutritionist to compile a marathon meal plan for optimum running results.

Healthy dinner ideas

Three butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies Recipe

Butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies


(0 ratings)

A bowl of wholemeal noodles with vegetables and fried eggs Recipe

Miso noodles with fried eggs


(2 ratings)

This quick and healthy veggie dinner has a base of wholemeal noodles for a...
A vegetarian caponata bake topped with sliced potatoes Recipe

Caponata bake


(2 ratings)

This healthy, comforting veggie bake is topped with cheesy potato slices and...
Goan-style vegetable curry served with brown basmati rice and green lentils Recipe

Goan-style vegetable curry with kitchari


(9 ratings)

Eat all 5 of your 5-a-day in one delicious curry, served with brown rice and...
Steak served with goulash sauce and spinach Guide

Healthy dinner ideas

Discover the best healthy dinner recipes from BBC Good Food, including...

Healthy egg recipes

Green eggs served on a white plate Recipe

Green eggs


(6 ratings)

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs Recipe

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs


(49 ratings)

This quick, fibre-rich veggie supper is filling and good for you too. Chickpeas...
Egg & rocket pizzas Recipe

Egg & rocket pizzas


(28 ratings)

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an...
Kedgeree with poached egg Recipe

Kedgeree with poached egg


(19 ratings)

This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main...
Four fried eggs with mushrooms in a pan Collection

Healthy egg

Eggs are cheap, high in protein and nutritious. Discover Good Food's best...
Are you aiming to get leaner and lose excess weight, or do you want to improve your 10k run time? Deciding on your main goal is key as this will affect your fuelling needs. For example, if your goal is to get leaner and lose excess weight, training fasted (before breakfast) or having a low-carb meal before training can prime the body to break down its fat stores and use these as fuel during the workout ('fat burning'). On the other hand, if your goal is to perform better in a 10k race or a marathon, the higher intensity exercise will require more carbohydrates to be used as the main fuel.
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