Want the low-down on the latest health news? Our Eat well section features expert advice on what foods are best for you.
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Monday 20 Mar 2017

8 real ways to eat yourself happy

From communal dining to being brave in the kitchen, try these happiness-inducing tips to start seeing your glass half full.
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’, but what about how, where and why we eat? Boost your mood with these eight food ideas that range from diet and dining out to sharing and social conscience – you’ll be smiling in no time!  ...
Thursday 9 Mar 2017
When seven celebrities give up all forms of sugar for 15 days on Sugar Free Farm, they're in for a rough time. So should you jump on the sugar-free bandwagon, or are there easier and gentler ways to improve your health?
There's no sugar-coating it: most of us eat too much sugar.A 2016 study found a third of Australians eat too much junk food, and the Australian Health Survey revealed that adults consume 60g or 14 teaspoons of added sugar per day, while in...
Tuesday 7 Mar 2017
Love butter on your crumpets and toast, and in your baking? Happy times.
A team of medical researchers has some good news for those who cook with butter but consider it a guilty pleasure: It might actually be good for you.While the findings, published in the British Medical Journal, are not conclusive, they are...
Monday 6 Mar 2017
Strategic blending can delay hunger.
Imagine you have a glass of water and a plate of chicken, broccoli, and mushrooms.If you were already imagining that, keep imagining it. Then consider a non-trivial question: Would it be better to eat it as it is, or blend it all together and...
Monday 27 Feb 2017
Here's what Michael Mosley and other experts have to say about mindful eating - which could be your greatest ally if you’ve resolved to make better food choices and tame your cravings this year.
From calorie counting apps and to endless meal plans and diet books, the nutrition and weight loss industry is largely fixated on what we should eat, and how much of it. That’s where mindful eating offers a refreshingly different perspective,...
Thursday 2 Feb 2017
The plain-speaking doctor on why fasting is easier (and healthier) than you think, why we all need to ditch low-fat diets and the perks of eating Mediterranean-style.
Finding the time to prepare breakfast amidst the chaotic scramble of getting out the door of a morning is no easy feat. But what if we told you it was healthier to skip breakfast – until later in the morning, that is. This sanity-saving advice...
Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

A2: A tale of two milks

An ancient variety of milk might do wonders for digestion — or it could be a money grab.
Cow’s milk gets a bad rap. Over the past few decades, it’s been maligned for everything from fat and sugar levels to synthetic-hormone and antibiotic content. It has faced fierce competition from alternatives like almond milk and soy...
Monday 30 Jan 2017
Falling asleep at your desk? Could be that burger you ate for lunch.
You know the feeling; you head out for a pub lunch at work, or a big dinner on the weekend - and then end up curled up on the couch or staring blankly at your computer screen as your food coma kicks in.But while the feeling is often blamed on...