• The Role and ‘Influence’ of Influencers: Young Blogger Sets Standards

    As women, we are bombarded with an ideal every day. A size 6. A tiny waist with a Kim K behind. Every few posts, we are faced with goddess-like celebrities, individuals whose bodies we have always deemed unobtainable. Yet suddenly we are promised a way that we too can...
  • Down the ‘Free-from’ isle: life as a vegan coeliac

    I’m definitely in a rare bracket when it comes to dietary requirements. I’m a gluten-free vegan. Being vegan is a choice I make for ethical reasons, so I don’t feel irritated at facing the occasional minor obstacle to act upon my ethical beliefs. However, upon finding out from my...
  • Uni student diets: saving the planet, your money or your conscience?

    Most teenagers tend to adopt the same diet as their parents when living at home due to convenience and upbringing. However, when these teenagers head off to university they are confronted with a new mix of housemates and differing diets. This, along with their discovery of the price of...
  • How (not) to be an annoying vegan abroad

    Before anyone gets up in my meat-free grill on the ethics, benefits or ins and outs of veganism or vegetarianism, this article is not going to contain any moral or personal views on the subject. Studying abroad in France and Russia has presented more than its fair share of...
  • How food saved my granddad

    Known for our hiking adventures, my granddad and I were always out and about in the mountains of Tehran and north of Iran, until one day he discovered he found himself increasingly short of breath. Within a few days and after a medical check-up we found out that his coronary...
  • Coco-crazy – A Look at the Latest Cooking Craze

    On social media, adverts, newspapers alike, it seems that Coconut Oil can cure all kinds of ailments and solve a number of problems. So what’s the truth behind this wonder product and how can it help us lead a healthier diet? Sold as a food supplement for various kinds...
  • How to eat like an athlete

    With the World Cup over and the Commonwealth games just beginning it is set to be another sporting summer. But what does it take to be a world class sporting star? Sure, training is crucial but the diet of the sportsmen and women are also tightly regulated. Impact Science...