Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 3 April 2013 It is seen as healthier and tastier – and millions of shoppers willingly pay more to enjoy it.

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

Going vegetarian CAN reduce your risk of heart disease

Going vegetarian can reduce your risk of hospital treatment or death from heart disease by a THIRD People who cut meat and fish out of their diet were 32% less likely die or be hospitalised from heart diseaseVegetarians had lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than meat eatersStudy, of 45,000 people, is largest of its kind By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:02 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 31 January 2013 Becoming a vegetarian can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third, a major new study has found Vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease or die from it, claim researchers.

On a diet? Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON"T trick you into eating less

On a diet Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON'T trick you into eating lessBeing on a fruit- and vegetable-heavy diet made no long-term difference to fullness, researchers foundAdding fruit juice before meals actually boosted hunger and weight gain It goes against the theory that people should 'fill up' on lots of fruit and veg to help them feel full for longer | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 The dieters among us are often advised to fill our plates up with fruit and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie laden fare later in the day.

Coffee cancer: Six cups a day cuts risk of both womb and prostate cancer

Six cups of coffee a day 'cuts risk of both womb and prostate cancer' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 14 October 2012 The effects were seen regardless of whether regular or decaffeinated coffee was consumed Women who drink four to six cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from womb cancer, while men who drink this amount are less likely to suffer prostate cancer, according to a study using 117,000 volunteers.

Do you have problems sticking to your diet? Your memory might be to blame

Do you have problems sticking to your diet Your memory might be to blame Researchers studied executive function, which covers the ability to weigh up options, prioritise, multi-task and plan aheadThose with poor executive function were more likely to give in to temptation | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 7 September 2012 If you can’t stick to a diet, no matter how much you want to, your memory may be to blame.

Brushing your teeth after meals can actually damage them

Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teethDrives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warnWaiting an hour can protect teeth | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 4 June 2012 Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.