All carbs need to be broken down by our digestive enzymes to be absorbed. Digestion of complex carbs is a much slower process than simple carbs, leading to a more gradual blood sugar increase.
Essential fats found in fish and nuts are tied to many protective health benefits. Researchers found they may also slow decline of lung function and prolong the lives of pulmonary fibrosis patients.
You might be surprised how salty or fatty some plant-based foods are. Not so healthy now, are they?
There are no vitamin patches listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and there’s not enough evidence to show they work better than tablets.
Nigeria’s soft cheese, wara, could be made more widely available with new techniques to extend its shelf life.
Food cravings during pregnancy are common, with studies reporting anywhere between 50% and 90% of pregnant women experience a food craving at least once during their pregnancy.
Lunchboxes should have food for concentration, growth and health as well as something to drink.
People may be surprised when they read a nutrition label on a bottle of wine. The industry should take note.
A growing body of research is finding a robust link between diet and sleep quality. But it’s not just the usual suspects like caffeine and alcohol that can get in the way of restful sleep.
Here’s why a healthy balance of microbes is important for astronauts when they travel to Mars and beyond.
Our food environments are designed in ways that often lead us to reach for unhealthy foods rather than healthy options.
Resolutions are like goals and putting time into planning your resolution can increase your success. Using scientific strategies can increase your chances of sticking with your resolution.
You’re not alone if you find salads and vegetables bitter to taste. The good news is our taste buds adapt after time.
A cup of coffee might help you kick-start your day, but it may actually make painful periods worse. Here’s what else to avoid (and eat) if you have period pain.
Children have an innate preference for fruit. But vegetables are just as important. Here are some tips if your kids don’t want to eat their veggies.
Food-focused celebrations like Christmas can be very stressful for parents of children who can’t eat everything.
Probiotics are great for your gut, but which sources contain the most beneficial bacteria? Newly developed sensors are helping scientists figure it out.
Climate change and overfishing are depleting global fish stocks with clear implications for the food security future of billions of people.
The vegetable content of meal kit meals mean it’s more about the meals you choose and less about what company to use.
As global acute food insecurity increases, severe wasting — which already affects 13.6 million children — is expected to rise with it. Treating wasting requires specialized nutrition and medical care.