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 watermelon

The health benefits of watermelon

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this refreshing fruit – but what makes it good for you?
10 healthy snacks you can make in minutes

10 healthy snacks you can make in minutes

Curb your hunger the healthy way with nutritious smoothies, dips and light bites.
The health benefits of almond milk

The health benefits of almond milk

A nutritionist explains the benefits of this nut-based milk alternative.
The health benefits of kombucha

The health benefits of kombucha

We explore the science behind this fermented fizzy drink, from possible side effects to the 'scoby'.
What is a ketogenic diet?

What is a ketogenic diet?

How do low-carb keto diets work, and what do ketosis and ketones mean?

Healthy summer dinner ideas

Preserved lemon chicken skewers with summer tomato salad Recipe

Preserved lemon chicken skewers with summer tomato salad

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BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate Recipe

BBQ rainbow beef salad

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The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste...
Jerk sea bass & pineapple salsa served on a plate Recipe

Jerk sea bass & pineapple salsa

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Fire up the barbecue and choose the healthier option for supper with this sea...
Three harissa turkey burgers Recipe

Harissa turkey burgers

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Discover the lighter way to make burgers for the barbecue with this harissa...
A Vietnamese noodle salad in a bowl with steak Collection

Healthy summer dinner

Discover the best healthy summer meal ideas using seasonal ingredients. Try our...

Top tips to eat more fruit and veg

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5-a-day

11 things you find out when you start eating 10-a-day Guide

11 things you find out when you start eating 10-a-day

Recent headlines have suggested we should eat a rainbow diet of 10 portions of...
Hand print displaying a child's portion size in relation to their cupped hand Guide

30 easy ways to give kids 5-a-day

Making sure your child gets their five-a-day is easy with our pick-and-mix...
Cheap ways to get your 5-a-day Guide

Cheap ways to get your 5-a-day

Packing in your daily quota of fruit and vegetables needn’t cost a...
What counts as five-a-day? Guide

What counts as 5-a-day?

Healthy eating starts with a balanced, varied diet, and making sure you're...
Water, milk, sugar-free drinks and tea and coffee all count. Fruit juice and smoothies also count, but because they contain ‘free’ sugars (the type we are encouraged to cut back on), you should limit these to a combined total of 150ml per day. Many of the foods we eat contribute to our fluid intake – for example, dishes like soup, ice cream and jelly, as well as fruit and veg with a high water content, such as melon, courgette or cucumber.
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