Protein is so much more convenient these days. Where once gym-goers had to tuck into a couple of rotisserie chickens to refuel their muscles after a hefty workout, they can now mix up a protein shake or, more convenient still, tuck into a protein bar. Protein bars are now...
Photograph: Glen Burrows We don’t have to tell you about Joe Wicks. You, like us, are probably already one of his dedicated 1.7m Instagram followers, constantly double-tapping on the delicious quick-fire recipes he uploads, all of which remove any excuse to reach for the takeaway menu and dial up...
Men’s Fitness invites you to vote for your favourite brands and products in the Sports Nutrition Awards 2018 and be entered into a fantastic prize draw. Once the votes are cast, we’ll announce the winners in the March 2018 issue of Men’s Fitness (on sale 24th January 2018)...

Smoothies

Smoothies are big business. First they were an indulgent way to get a couple of your five-a-day, then a high-end gym staple and now ubiquitous.  But while enterprising supermarkets and juice bars are engaged in an arms-race of flavour combinations – mango and mint is surprisingly good – are...
In case you don’t understand just how bad junk food is for your body, there’s a simple study known as the Cafeteria Diet that makes it clear. In an attempt to accurately measure food intake in a group of ten lean, healthy men, researchers filled two vending machines...
Giving up alcohol completely is no easy task. After all, cracking open a frosty one or pouring out a dram of your favourite whisky at the end of a hard day’s work is one of life’s great pleasures. It is, however, a pleasure that can hit your health...

Is Garlic Good For You?

There’s much more to garlic than vampire-vanquishing flavour – it’s has been used by humans for tens of thousands of years as both an ingredient and medicine. Indeed, it may have become part of our diet many years after it was first identified as a topical remedy for...
Photography: William and Susan Brinson When you’re in the mood for comfort food, you want it to taste like it’s supposed to: rich, delicious, comforting – not all “healthified” (“low fat!” “sugar free!”) and cardboardy. Well, prepare your taste buds for the surprise of a lifetime, because we’ve come up...
For many people stress is part and parcel of everyday life, and some can even thrive under the pressures ahead of a deadline at work. However, if left unchecked, stress can have a severely negative impact on your life. World Mental Health Day is 10th October and while looking...
Even the most draconian of dinnertime dieters can be far less scrupulous when it comes to healthy snacks, and plenty of worthy lifestyle goals are sabotaged every afternoon as desk drawers are opened to reveal multipacks of savoury saturated fats. The UK loves crisps, and even though substantial efforts...