Researchers in Singapore have created a probiotic sour beer that incorporates a probiotic strain that neutralise toxins and viruses, and regulates the immune system.
More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, according to research from the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Teens and young people living with severe food allergies are being encouraged to start a conversation with their peers via a new website that could potentially save their lives. Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie said the new Coalition Government funded website, www.250k.org.au, was developed under the National Allergy Strategy. “Around 250,000 young … Continue reading New food allergy resource website for young people
In mainstream grocery, strong sales performance is critical to hit hurdle rates and avoid deletion. In less than one year since launching in Woolworths, Mojo Crafted kombucha has achieved this, according to the company. Woolworths has also doubled the product range with new flavours Passionfruit and Turmeric. Mainstream grocery is not the only retailer expanding … Continue reading New niche beverage category expands quickly
Desserts hold a special place in our hearts – and on the dining tables – of Asian households.
This month, professionally formulated low GI (Glycemic Index) snack bar, enrGIsustain provides consumers a healthy go-to snack.
CSIRO has launched a new diet that includes intermittent fasting three days a week.
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, a new report by World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.
Fruit juice is of no nutritional benefit to children under one year of age and should not be given to them, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Previously, the Academy had advised that juice should not be given to babies under six months, so the latest statement extends the advised time period of abstinence. … Continue reading No juice for babies, say US doctors
Australian households spend 58 per cent of their food budget on discretionary or ‘junk’ foods and drinks, according to new 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 reducing one type of fat in our diet when instead we should be promoting a … Continue reading Viewpoints: is saturated fat really the killer it’s made out to be?
In the three decades following World War II it became an almost universal belief of nutritional scientists that protein deficiency was the most serious and widespread dietary deficiency in the world.
This article is part of a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Read other articles in the series here. We all understand that eating too much of the wrong foods – those that are high in energy and low in nutrients, such as fast foods, processed foods and takeaways … Continue reading Food as medicine: how what you eat shapes the health of your lungs
Restricting gluten may lead to low intake of “heart healthy” whole grains and be bad for your health, according to a new study.
Observational studies show that diets high in vegetables, fruits, other plant foods, and good-quality proteins are associated with reduced depression.
Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
This is the first article in a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national … Continue reading Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma longa and is also used as a natural pigment in the food industry. In the literature, curcumin is reported to be an antioxidant that protects the body against damage from … Continue reading Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?
A graphic advertisement showing how alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing the risk of cancerous cell mutations is the most effective alcohol education advertisement in the world, according to a new study.
Global alcohol producer Diageo has begun rolling out new labelling intended to make it clear how much alcohol consumers are having in each drink.
Iconic British yeast extract Marmite may affect brain function, according to researchers at the University of York.