The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Frozen, dried and freeze-dried fruit are certainly convenient. But are they as good for you as fresh fruit?
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?
Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want.
Urban residents are increasingly keen to farm verges, parks, rooftops and backyards, but planning rules sometimes stand in the way.
Why do we need so many serves of vegetables in a day?
The populations of most Western countries report eating far less fruit and vegetables than they're supposed to. So what’s making it so hard for us to get to the recommended 'two and five'?
Three-quarters of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
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Reports about trace amounts of pesticides, like the EWG's Dirty Dozen, can leave people afraid to buy fruits and vegetables. But the hype is often overblown.
Whatever we're told, getting a decent amount of fruit and veg into our diets is a struggle. Time then to focus on designing dishes that hit the sweetspot.
A new study links 10-a-day with living longer but that's not the full picture.
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.
Facing down a future with no bananas.
Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
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.
The biggest issue is still getting the kids to eat them.
When botany and linguistics collide: pumpkins are fruits and there's technically no such thing as a vegetable. But try telling that to a five-year-old and see how far you get.
Is there one type of fruit that’s more nutritious?
To try and make eating fruit easier, get the most nutritionally from what we eat and avoid wastage, it is important to consider the best stage to eat fruits from harvesting to over-ripening.
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.
Using fruit waste in a sustainable manner can have economic benefits for industries.
Using waste from fruit has many benefits to industries.
They all taste the same once they’re mashed.
The battle to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food just got a whole lot cheaper and uglier in Australia. In early December, Woolworths launched its “odd bunch” campaign, becoming the…
Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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