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How to Live to Be 100

Two of the world\'s oldest people hailed from Japan and the south of France. Shigechiyo Izumi lived to be 120, while Jeanne Calment boasts the longest lifespan in history living to the ripe old age of 122. Although she partly attributes her longevity to red wine and cigarettes we decided to look at the diets of these two regions for clues to their longevity.

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Are you a supertaster?

Tomatoes, mushrooms and onions are the three non-animal foods most rejected by children and it often continues into adulthood. People who are “supertasters” have an enhanced sense of taste which means they find bland food flavourful while flavour-packed food tastes far too strong. Are you a supertaster? Try this test at home.

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Decoding Food Labels

If you find yourself confused by the labels on packaged foods - you are not alone. Far too often food manufacturers’ claims are not what they seem. Just because a label on a product is emblazoned “Reduced Fat” or even “Healthy” does not mean it is good for you. Forewarned is forearmed! Food Investigators will help you sort fat from fiction!

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Nutrition in a Nutshell

It can take 40 minutes of jogging to burn off one can of soft drink. Food Investigators’ nutritionist Hanan Saleh says it really is simple. Eat enough food from the five food groups each day and you can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. Follow our guide to achieving optimum health.

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Food Miles

The campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of food began with promise. The idea that food shipped or flown from overseas produced greater emissions of carbon dioxide than food produced locally appears on the face of the argument to make sense. But how will it affect Australia\'s economy?

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