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Saying you won’t put yourself in situations where you will be tempted to eat junk food is easier than resisting at the time! Upsplash/Thomas Kelley

9 ways ‘won’t-power’ is better than ‘willpower’ for resisting temptation and helping you eat better

The problem with using willpower is that your head has to keep saying "NO" to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family. from www.shutterstock.com

Festive season survival tips for healthy eating

Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
Time scarcity acts as a barrier to good health, even if you have knowledge. orphanjones/flickr

Time scarcity is a slippery slope to inactivity

Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
Iron is contained in many vegetarian foods, and there are yummy ways to enhance how much you absorb. Shutterstock/Uber Images

Why iron is such an important part of your diet

Iron deficiency affects more than one in ten Australian women before they reach menopause. Better dietary choices can be part of the solution.
Scurvy was common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables. from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?

Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation's diet.
Evidence supports a review of dietary guidelines around the ideal balance of omega 6 to omega 3 dietary fats. Shutterstock/Uber Images

Why Australian dietary recommendations on fat need to change

A prominent new paper reflects growing global sentiment amongst scientists and dieticians to review advice relating to the types of dietary fats we should consume for optimal health.
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. Flickr / Shardayyy and WHO

Sugar tax is not nanny state, it’s sound public policy

Since Mexico introduced a 10% “tax” on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, global political momentum for this form of fiscal policy has been building. Societal interest and support have also grown. Taking…

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