Ask the Experts: Our senior dietitian answers your questions on healthy eating including food myths, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Victoria Taylor is a registered dietitian with 20 years' experience. She leads the BHF's work on nutrition.
Our expert answers a question on how to cure a cold.
Despite the name, the British Heart Foundation diet has nothing to do with the BHF. Our expert discusses the plan's faults and offers up some healthy diet tips.
Our expert looks at alcohol-free drinks as a way to cut back on the amount we drink.
Our expert explains the possible effects of caffeine on people with atrial fibrillation.
From salmon to tuna to cod: our expert answers a question on which type of fish are good for your heart.
Our expert explains the role of sleep in maintaining a healthy diet.
Our expert advises a reader looking to improve their diet and reduce their risk of diabetes after a heart attack.
Our expert discusses the evidence around the potential health benefits of garlic.
Our expert explains what macronutrients are, and the role they play in a balanced diet.
Our expert explains the truth behind claims that plant-based diets, such as vegan and low-fat vegetarian can 'reverse' heart disease, and discusses the benefits and challenges of this way of eating.
Our expert explains what it means when foods are labelled as containing some of your 5-a-day.
Our expert explains the nutritional differences between cooked and raw food, and why you need a balance of both in your diet.
Our expert answers a question about how much caffeine you should have as part of a heart-healthy diet.
Our expert answers a question from a heart failure patient about the benefits of taking iron supplements.
Our Senior Dietitian Victoria Taylor explains whether it's possible to eat too much fruit.
Fermented foods, such as probiotic yoghurts, have become increasingly popular. Our expert answers a question about their impact on heart health.
Our expert explains whether salads will help you lose weight, how to create healthier dressings, and whether they are a good meal choice when eating out.
Our expert discusses whether artificial sweeteners are better for you than sugar.
Our expert looks at the recent trend for 'clean eating' and discusses whether it's a good lifestyle choice.
Our expert answers whether eating your meal late in the day is bad for your health
Our expert answers whether you need to take vitamin D to protect your heart
Our expert answers a question on whether coconut sugar is good for your health.
Our expert explains how safe is the 5:2 diet, and which is the best way to lose weight steadily and gradually.
Our expert explains the health benefits of flax seeds and talks about the benefits of crushed over whole seeds.
Our expert answers a question on whether coconut oil is good for your health, and what type of oil is a healthier choice.
Our expert explains what the Vegan Before Six (VB6) diet is, and whether it could help you lose weight.
Our expert explains what gluten is and what gluten intolerance means, and how to keep a gluten-free diet heart-healthy.
Our expert explains which porridge is better and why, plus advice on how to make it healthier.
Our expert explains the pros and cons of eating nuts as a healthy snack, the benefits of the ones to reach for and which ones to avoid.
Our expert answers a question on whether 'popped' and baked crisps are healthier than the normal kind.
Our expert explains the potential health dangers of eating too much liquorice.
Our expert answers a question on whether avocados are a healthy option, and offers easy ways to eat and enjoy them.
Our expert explains what the paleo diet, also called the caveman diet, is and what's good and bad about it.
Our expert answers a question on whether you should take vitamins and minerals in addition to your diet, and when these may have a harmful effect on your health.
If you're in a rush in the morning, a cereal bar doesn't have to be the answer. Our expert explains how to prepare quick and healthy options for breakfast.
Our expert explains why it’s common to think that sugar can be an addictive substance, and gives us advice on how to break old habits.
Our expert explains what to eat or drink depending on how long your sessions are, and the importance of keeping hydrated.
Our expert explains how juices and smoothies can be high in calories, and why we shouldn't drink them too often.
Our experts answers a question on how to battle food temptations and keep to a healthy diet on festive occasions.
Our expert explains soya milk and other dairy alternatives, and how they can contribute to a balanced diet.
Our expert answers a question on whether you should detox after a period of over-indulgence.