If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
Scientists are beginning to understand the food preferences of our gut microbes.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
It’s not certain why, but fibre has protective effects against bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and some cases could potentially be avoided. Here’s how.
Don’t lose the benefits of a more plant-based diet as you head into February.
One in six healthy people report problems with bloating.
People who bloat don’t produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Of the many food fads, “gluten free” is one that can be unhealthy.
Avoiding gluten may actually be doing more harm than good.
The make-up of your gut bacteria will determine whether or not you put on weight.
Low fibre eaters gain weight more quickly and may be more susceptible to certain illnesses.
To improve your blood pressure, eat rolled oats or oat bran for breakfast.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.
Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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