Four out of five Australian adults are not eating enough fruit and vegetables in order to meet the Australian Dietary Guidelines, according to a report by the CSIRO. The Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score Report released today, found one in two (51 per cent) adults are not eating the recommended intake of fruit, while two … Continue reading Aussies not eating enough fruit and veggies – report
The variety of food choices makes it hard for consumers to even start to estimate how many calories or nutrients they might be consuming.
A recent analysis of a massive study observing the effect of food on the health of nearly 200,000 American health professionals suggested eating more gluten was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. But is it really this simple? Can gluten be linked to diabetes? A considerable amount of published research has looked … Continue reading Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not
It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years. This is partly because the rise in the number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity, and partly because celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham have praised gluten-free diets. … Continue reading Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option
Dependent on how you spend your Monday evenings you may have caught Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped on TV. The programme covered two topics of interest to me; portion sizes and plate sizes. There is evidence that portion sizes of commercially provided foods have increased over time and the programme covered this story. One of the … Continue reading Do smaller plates make you eat less?
Oestrogen-like compounds found mainly in soy foods may decrease mortality rates in women with some breast cancers, according to new research. Researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, led by Dr Fang Fang Zhang analysed data from more than 6,000 American and Canadian women with breast cancer. They found … Continue reading Soy foods may benefit breast cancer patients
Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these foods is just too hard to resist. As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a … Continue reading Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
A world-first study has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease.
Personalised nutrition is rapidly emerging as a key issue for the long term future of the industry, new research has shown.
While the veggie patty is not going to totally replace lamb, chicken or beef as Aussie staples any time soon, the number of Australians identifying as a vegetarian is rising steadily.
The RACP is calling for an end to alcohol sponsorships in cricket, with currently more than 20 alcohol-related sponsorships in cricket across Australia.
How to get a fussy child to eat vegetables is a question that plagues many frustrated parents at countless mealtimes.
Breast milk banking provides a safe source of human breast milk in some states in Australia, but greater accessibility is highly desirable.
If we consider these three eating positions: lying down, sitting and standing, which should we choose as our standard eating position?
Researchers have found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a reduction in total mortality.
On the basis of caffeine concentrations alone, the recommendation to avoid caffeine after lunch is being a little over cautious.
Adding the vitamin thiamine to fish sauce has been identified as the best way to protect Cambodian infants against the deadly beriberi disease.
The rise of obesity around the globe has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge countries to impose a tax on sugary drinks.
EPA and DHA omega-3s reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, according to results of a comprehensive meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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 sense cold or pain because it lacks its own internal sensory … Continue reading Does my brain really freeze when I eat ice cream?