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.
Healthy Christmas menu

Healthy Christmas menu

All the recipes you need for a truly feel-good festive feast.
The health benefits of Brussels sprouts

The health benefits of Brussels sprouts

Whether you love them or hate them, you can't deny sprouts are good for you.
Is smoked salmon healthy?

Is smoked salmon healthy?

It's rich in omega-3 fats but surprisingly high in salt. Read our nutritionist's guide...
How many calories are in alcoholic drinks?

How many calories are in alcoholic drinks?

Discover how the calories in your favourite tipples add up.
10 quick and healthy dinners to survive the festive season

10 quick and healthy dinners to survive the festive season

Power through the party season with these speedy, nutritious suppers.

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A bowl of popcorn Guide

Is popcorn healthy?

A bowl of granola with yogurt and blueberries Guide

Is granola healthy?

Is granola good for you, what does a normal portion size look like, and is it...
Baked beans on toast Guide

Are baked beans healthy?

Are baked beans good for you? Discover the benefits of eating pulses as part of...
A selection of different types of pasta Guide

Is pasta healthy?

What does a healthy portion of pasta look like, how can it fit into a balanced...
A bowl of hummus topped with olive oil Guide

Is hummus healthy?

Hummus is rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. But what is a good...

Health benefits

Roast chestnuts on a table Guide

The health benefits of chestnuts

The health benefits of turmeric Guide

The health benefits of turmeric

More than just an ingredient in curry, this bright orange spice also boasts...
Ginger Guide

The health benefits of ginger

A culinary spice and medicinal marvel, Jo Lewin gives the nutritional low-down...
Kefir Guide

The health benefits of kefir

What is kefir, how is it made, and is it healthy? Jo Lewin explains the...
A bunch of bananas with one peeled and sliced Guide

The health benefits of bananas

The banana is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with energy-giving carbohydrate...
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it's best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days.