How to fight belly fat the science way

It’s a modern day problem that seems to hit us as we get older; sometimes called ‘The Middle Age Spread’. No, not a medieval invasion but an increased and unwanted settling of fat around the mid-section (arguably even more gruesome and unwanted than the aforementioned historic invasion).

Start your day the right way with these healthy, lower sugar breakfast swaps

You’ve probably heard it said a hundred times before, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but how many of us actually give our breakfast choices much thought at all? There are a number of experts out there who proclaim that consuming a large breakfast is vital for good health, for better concentration throughout the day and to ‘kick start’ your metabolism. There’s an equal number of experts who would argue the complete opposite; that missing breakfast will not only do you no harm, it may actually be beneficial for your overall health and weight management. I’m not going to go into the varied and contrasting arguments about the issue of breaking fast in the morning. What I am going to do, however, is present to you some healthy alternatives that will keep you fuller for longer and will support a healthier lifestyle. Here are a range of healthier, lower sugar breakfast swaps for anyone looking to make some changes; from the 'cereal muncher' to the 'grab-n-goer'.