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The mid-Victorian ‘peasant diet’: Blighty’s answer to Mediterranean nutrition?

A peasant-style diet abundant in simple fare such as potatoes, vegetables, milk and fish kept the rural poor of mid-Victorian Britain much healthier than their urban counterparts, a study has shown. The research, published in the Royal Society of Medical Journals, explores the impact of regional diets in

Philip Boucher-Hayes glibly rejects vegan diet and ideology

Aveeen Bannon and Philip Boucher-Hayes in What Are You Eating? Philip Boucher-Hayes is back on a diet. Having explored Palaeolithic options and a high-protein regimen before, What Are You Eating? (RTÉ One, Thursday, 8pm) now turns its attentions to veganism, carefully plotting a month-long

The pros and cons of America’s favorite diet plans

Diets like Paleo and Whole30 are restrictive in nature and can be hard to stick with long term.Joana Lopes / Shutterstock At any given time one or more competing diets seize the attention of people across the country looking for the magic bullet, the