If residents are given poor quality foods that don’t meet their needs or preferences, they’re less likely to eat it.
Cost-cutting, funding that doesn't reward good food, and residents not having a voice contribute to poor quality nutrition in our aged care homes. That can be devastating. But there is a better way.
The average Australian eats 81 grams of red meat a day, while the planetary diet recommends just 14g.
Here's how to ensure you're still getting enough protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 while cutting back on red meat.
You don’t have to quit bread, but make sure it’s wholegrain.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year.
Are you a meticulous lunch planner, or do you decide what's for lunch after those first pangs of hunger strike after midday? If you're in the second camp, it might be time to change.
Serve more and you’ll eat more, with no increase in satisfaction.
We have a tendency to eat more when we eat with others, but weight gain isn't inevitable these holidays.
You don’t have to miss out on Christmas celebrations.
If you’re not a fan of plum pudding or pork with crackling, why not swap them for something healthier, like prawns and fresh fruit salad?
We still don’t know what types of bacteria are truly beneficial.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
Salads are a lot less healthy once you make additions like croutons and a creamy dressing.
Many foods that seem healthy contain various hidden fats, sugars and salts. If you're trying to lose weight, it pays to know where they're hiding.
Eating celery, grapefruit and cucumber to lose weight is not a bad idea, just don't think that you're consuming negative calories.
Organic meat is grown without pesticides but there is little nutritional difference.
Farming methods may have a small impact on the nutritional profile of some red meats, but it's unlikely to make a difference to our health.
More than half of Australians consume too much sugar.
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
The researchers looked at cancer occurrence in those exposed to higher intakes of ultra-processed foods, compared to lower intakes.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
Iron deficiency causes weakness, fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, and intolerance to exercise.
The first step is to take an iron supplement to give your iron stores an immediate boost, then you want to investigate the cause and possibly work on your diet.
We’re less able to burn fat and process carbs at night.
It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food.
It makes a tasty dressing, but the health claims are overblown.
Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. But what does the science say?
There is a link, but there may be other reasons why people with heart failure drink less coffee.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
An unbalanced meal.
A healthy diet is a good idea, but cutting out entire food groups is not.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
The gut of an obese person is more likely to contain bacteria that inflame the gastrointestinal tract and damage its lining.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
A can of regular soft drink contains 39 grams of total sugar, which is about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar and more than the recommended daily healthy limit for adults.
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