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Monday 9 Jan 2017
Here's a tip for avoiding that ice-cream-induced agony.
It’s a long, hot summer’s day and you’re looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What’s going on?Your brain isn’t literally freezing, or even sensing cold. It can’t...
Friday 6 Jan 2017
There's some really easy things you can do to make sure those al fresco eats don't make you sick.
Warmer temperatures and eating outside go hand-in-hand, but picnics can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months.Every Australian experiences food poisoning about once every five years. For...
Wednesday 4 Jan 2017
The way we store our food might not be keeping us safe from illness, so what are the optimum conditions?
Food, glorious food. Without it we would perish, or at the very least complain a lot. Yet the way we store it might not be keeping us as safe from illness as we think.Consumer demand for convenient, fresh foods with minimal preservatives has led...
Monday 2 Jan 2017
Feel like you over-ate these holidays? Well now might be the best time to lose weight. Here's why diet-related New Year's resolutions are totally achievable.
If you — or someone you care about — are embarking on post-holiday weight loss, understanding the body’s physiological responses to excess kilojoule intake could give you the edge for a successful New Year’s resolution.Weight loss is...
Thursday 22 Dec 2016
Some foods popular during the festive season can present a higher risk of listeria food poisoning. In the wake of an outbreak that claimed one life, we explain what listeria is and how to cut your risk.
An outbreak of listeria in Victoria has led to the death of one person and left six others ill in recent weeks. So how much danger is there of contracting listeria poisoning?Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria present on many raw foods and...
Wednesday 21 Dec 2016
For most of us, Christmas and its festivities revolve around consuming tasty food and drinks with colleagues, friends and family. Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year’s Eve, it can be an effort...
Seasonal variations in body weight The human body can be quite remarkable in its ability to maintain a stable weight over the long term. One small American study reported average fluctuations of just 0.5 kg throughout a year. Weight peaked in...
Monday 28 Nov 2016
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...
Thursday 24 Nov 2016
New nutrition research has found that saturated fats aren't terrible for heart health — but that doesn't necessarily mean we should eat them all up.
For decades, we’ve heard that consumption of the saturated fat found in meat, cheese, and butter is nothing short of deadly. A juicy rib eye alongside a baked potato with butter and sour cream, for example, tend to earn “heart attack on...