September 2010

- Increased exposure to sun regulates your body clock, improving sleep and athletic performance, according to research at Stanford University.

- Increasing your intake of vitamin C protects collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking youthful, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

- In the British Journal of Nutrition, people given concentrated CLA – a type of fatty acid normally found in lamb, beef and dairy foods – saw a 4% reduction in body fat, mainly from the legs.

- A US study in the Nutrition Research journal found that eating eggs reduced men’s overall daily calorie intake due to their large quantity of high quality proteins, which make you feel fuller for longer.

- Eating low-GI foods – such as al dente pasta, root vegetables, oats and high-fibre bread – boosts weight loss while maintaining muscle, according to a study in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.