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Monday 19 Jun 2017
Simultaneously respectful, enthusiastic and practical, the Japanese approach to food has also produced one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
The Japanese approach to food is one we might all admire.For an ancient cuisine, the Japanese diet addresses many of the challenges that affect how we eat today. It’s fast to prepare, healthy, created simply from very few ingredients, and...
Wednesday 7 Jun 2017
Best-selling author Michael Pollan finds out what we should really be eating.
Michael Pollan is a busy man. Aside from authoring best-selling books and hosting the new Netflix series Cooked, he’s an advocate, nay defender, of food. “Why does food need defending?” you ask? Well according to Pollan – who’s researched and...
Thursday 18 May 2017
With research released today suggesting many of us eat twice the World Health Organisation recommended levels of salt, here are tips for making sure you aren't getting too much.
New research suggests many of us are eating far more salt than we realise – possibly dangerous amounts. A new study found participants were eating around 9 g a day, well above the recommended upper limit of 6 g per day or less.  And a lot of...
Tuesday 16 May 2017
If a glass of ginger fizz works for you, it might be nothing to do with the bubbles.
Generally speaking, the first thing you consume after waking up with a hangover is going to look a lot different than what you’d use to quell your nausea after a bout of food poisoning or a stomach flu. For the former scenario, you want...
Monday 15 May 2017
We all know peanuts or eggs can be deadly, but food allergies are actually far more diverse.
Nuts, eggs, dairy, and shellfish. Many Australians would easily associate these foods with allergies, and would sympathetically nod along if you said you or your child had a severe reaction to one of them.But what if you had to avoid something...
Friday 12 May 2017
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries, but can it really overturn decades of research?
A recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine dismissed the widely held belief that a diet rich in saturated fats increases our risk of heart disease as “just plain wrong”. The authors concluded we have been concentrating on...
Thursday 4 May 2017
A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
As well as our physical health, the quality of our diet matters for our mental and brain health. Observational studies across countries, cultures and age groups show that better-quality diets – those high in vegetables, fruits, other plant foods ...
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Alternative-day fasting diets could be more effective than other weight loss plans — if we weren’t so wired for consistency.
Generally, weight loss can be thought of as a balancing act between calories consumed and calories used: If you eat less than you use, you body uses energy reserves from fat cells, and you lose weight.Most dieting plans are slow and steady —...