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.
The sugar content of your favourite snacks might surprise you.
If you’re an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
$2 a day bought me a lacto-ovo-pesco vegetarian style diet (milk, eggs and fish) but with very small quantities of protein foods.
Last week I joined 8,500 Australians on the charity challenge to live below the extreme poverty line, spending just $2 a day on food for five days. It was tough and my diet was far from complete.
Eating a typical Western diet high in fat and sugar is bad for our memory, including remembering whether or not we’re full.
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not.
Inflammation in your stomach and intestinal tract causes diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain.
Oral rehydration is the cornerstone of treatment for gastro, especially if you’re suffering from mild to moderate dehydration.
To improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health we need real community consultation, improved public governance and political will.
Gina Lyons, Irrunytju WA. Photo by Suzanne Bryce, NPY Women’s Council.
After years of neglect and a notable absence in last week’s Closing the Gap report, nutrition is finally being recognised as integral to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Don’t limit yourself to grapefruit – increasing the amount and variety of fruit and vegetables can help you lose weight.
Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. Sound familiar?
Some people are just better at resisting temptations than others.
People overeat. And people don’t always make the healthiest food choices. That much is clear. But who is to blame for overeating and poor food choices?
So it turns out you can thaw out meat and refreeze it. Who knew?
What are some of those food safety myths we’ve long come to believe that aren’t actually true?
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.
Junk food ads create pester power and undermine parents’ efforts to encourage healthy habits.
It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house – food advertisers can make and break the rules as they like.
Anthocyanins, which provide the red, blue and purple pigments, may help protect against cognitive decline.
As well as being a favourite seasonal fruit, a bioactive compound found in cherries is showing promising effects for brain health.
Chewing your food for longer gives your brain more time to realise you’re full, meaning you’re less likely to overeat.
While 32 is an arbitrary number, chewing your food for longer could actually aid weight loss.
Some people are sensitive to the effects of food additives.
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The numbers listed on your packaged foods replace the chemical or common name of food additives. These are used to enhance the colour, flavour, texture or prevent them from spoiling.
What you eat matters.
Eating breakfast is associated with higher grades in English, maths and science.
Maybe not so good?
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If the antioxidants that occur naturally in food are good for us, that must mean antioxidant supplements are also good for us, right? Not quite.
Smaller portion sizes can help decrease food intake, but multipack options don’t.
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While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
The health star rating food labelling system is failing consumers.
Rather than informing consumer choice, Australia’s year-old health star food rating system is failing customers, and allowing food manufacturers to give an aura of health to junk foods.
The food industry has made the most of our taste for salt by hooking kids from an early age.
Kids are eating way too much salty food even though it leads to high blood pressure in adulthood as well as increased risks of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.
Everyone’s health can be improved by a healthy diet.
Research shows that general practitioners are highly trusted as providers of nutrition advice. Despite this and the fact that medical appointments provide a perfect avenue to talk about diet, doctors are…