Gloria Hunniford, 75, co-hosts the new BBC1 show Food: Truth or Scare.
Here she tells how food has affected her health and how she aims to help you
There’s dieting for vanity and there’s dieting for sanity. And the latter has helped me beat off the threat of diabetes.
It was during an annual blood test in 2013 that my doctor said I was pre-diabetic and told me to take my life in my hands.
That meant cutting out croissants, chocolate and biscuits – for, like my late sister Lena who struggled with diabetes, I had a sweet tooth.
I’d dieted before but going on a medical diet gives you determination. I cut out all the sugar I could.
To help make the right diet choices, it’s necessary to cut through confusing and sometimes downright frightening headlines.
Advice changes all the time too.
When my husband Stephen, 74, had a heart attack 12 years ago, I told him he wasn’t allowed more than three eggs a week because of his high cholesterol.