It’s in the genes why some people find broccoli unpleasantly bitter, but others barely flinch when eating it.
Your genes, your saliva and the bacteria that live in your mouth all shape how food tastes and what you prefer to eat.
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Taking your Easter egg hunt to the park is one way of getting some exercise and reclaiming Easter from the chocolate companies at the same time.
Our Easter chocolate tradition is costing our waistlines, our health and our economy. So what can we do to wrestle back Easter from the chocolate industry?
While good things can come in small packages, are you prepared to pay the price?
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
It should be easier for men to lose weight, but they’re less likely to go on diets than women.
Had to let the belt out a notch or two lately? Then it may be time to give your eating habits an overhaul. Good news - fast meals can be tasty, and healthy.
Marketing can lead you astray.
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New research shows how marketers get away with making their food look and sound healthier than it really is.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
It’s important to focus on health, not weight.
Reassuring your child you love and support them unconditionally is crucial for a healthy relationship.
Chia, acai, quinoa, guradji - our supermarket shelves are awash with superfoods. They may well be healthy but in attributing magical qualities to these products are we glossing over an often-exploitative global food system?
About 58% of the average household’s food budget is spent on ‘junk’ food.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Food, food, everywhere.
Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year's Eve, it can be an effort not to gain weight.
People queue outside the first KFC restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, which opened last month.
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By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
A new survey shows that we're healthier than we give ourselves credit for. But could our pessimistic perceptions actually be bad for us?
Easier said than done but there are ways.
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Fill your boots. Fruit and veg of the unprocessed variety.
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