Cooking for vegetarians this Christmas

According to the latest statistics from the Department of Health and Food Standards Agency, two percent of adults and children in the UK are vegetarian (that’s more than a million people altogether). But while that’s good news for turkeys, if one or more of your Christmas guests is a vegetarian and you’re not used to catering for them, it could add to your stress levels at this time of year.

10 ways to stop stressing at work

Stress can affect all areas of your life, including the time you spend at work. According to figures in the latest Labour Force Survey from the Health and Safety Executive, the number of work-related illnesses caused by stress is dropping – though according to the latest statistics from the mental health charity MIND, more than half of workers still say they find work very or fairly stressful.

Eat fish for a healthy heart

Chefs and nutrition experts love it. But according to Heart Research UK, fish is falling out of favour, particularly with British youngsters.

In This issue

Soul princess - Skin deep - How to choose a multivitamin - Chew on this - Do you use smoking as a crutch? - 7 tips for living with chronic pain - Eat to the beat - Cholesterol myths and truths - Overweight kids: how parents can help - Stay supple - Ways to stay health in your 60s and beyond

Low-fat chocolate fudge cake

As well as being lower in fat, this recipe from the California Prune Board uses puréed prunes to replace some of the sugar (drain and blend tinned prunes in fruit juice). Make it even healthier by not making any icing and instead serving with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt.