Salt is one of the biggest dangers to our national health. Find our where it\'s hiding in your food and six tips to reduce your daily intake.
Are goji berries on your shopping list? How about spirulina? If you have not heard of either, chances are you also do not know a lot about superfoods. Read on to find out more.
There are almost five times more kebab shops in Australia than McDonald’s outlets, but are they good for you?
Should you choose hormone free, antibiotic free, preservative free, organic, intensive cage, free range or barn laid?
Would you be surprised to learn some of the above-mentioned claims are misleading or meaningless?
For thousands of years Australia’s aborigines thrived on the country’s wide variety of flora and fauna. Their diet included lillipilli, kangaroo apples and bush tomatoes – foods which few of today’s Australians are likely to have heard of let alone tasted.
Our Paleolithic ancestors enjoyed a simple diet that diet
sustained the human race for five million years until the first
agricultural revolution approximately 10,000 years ago. Try it for yourself and share your own experiences.
There is something wonderfully comforting about chicken soup. Warm, satisfying and healthy – or so say most grandmothers! The supposed benefits of chicken soup’s medicinal properties have been passed down by word of mouth for centuries. But how much proof is there that chicken soup is a cross-cultural elixir or SOUP-ER food?
Whether you realise it or not you are probably already eating so-called functional foods. Functional foods are those which have been modified in some way for (perceived) extra health benefits. They are readily available at the supermarket. In fact, you will find them in almost every aisle.
The theory behind the WWII diet is that a low-fat diet influenced by war-time rationing is beneficial for a healthy lifestyle. But is it?
Ever wondered how your milk became enriched with extra calcium or Omega-3 fatty acids? Perhaps you have questioned how low-fat milk is just that – low fat? Food Investigators has had a look at the science of milk.
Is fish in your diet? Research suggests eating fish regularly (1-2 serves a week) could help protect against heart disease, allergies, asthma, depression and even stomach cramps experienced by menstruating women. Fish is also believed to be highly beneficial for children’s’ brain and eye development.
A healthy bowel can prevent illness and may also reduce the risk of some of Australia's most prevalent killer diseases (including some cancers, diabetes, heart disease and obesity). But talking about bowel health is practically taboo. For instance - did you know that nearly one in three Australians suffer from irritable bowel syndrome?
Although chilli is packed with vitamin C, fibre, potassium and some B group vitamins it is eaten in such small quantities that its overall nutritional contribution is usually minor. But researchers believe the capsaicin in chillis could be of enormous medicinal benefit.
There is the chorizo in Spain, the bratwurst in Germany, the banger in Britain and the snag in Australia. No matter what you call them, sausages are popular the world over and Australians eat 11 ½ million sausages a week. Have you ever wondered what's actually in sausages?
The gluten-free food phenomenon is here. From the aisle of the local
supermarket to take-away Thai – gluten is increasingly off the menu. Read on for the facts about gluten.