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Nutrition

Are you eating too much salt?

Although salt packs a flavour punch, too much of it can be bad for your health.

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ARE ALL KILOJOULES CREATED EQUAL?

Experts explain what kilojoules are, where you should get yours from and how many you need to maintain or lose weight.
 
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Foods that can boost your immunity

9 foods to help you eat healthy this winter.
 
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ARE MILK ALTERNATIVES HEALTHY?

If you can’t, or choose not to, drink cow’s milk, your options include almond, coconut and oat milk. But are they good for you?

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ARE CARBS BAD FOR YOU?

Carbohydrates get a bad rap – but choosing the right type can actually boost your health and aid weight loss. 
 
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FASTING – DOES IT REALLY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

Various fasting diets claim you can lose weight, improve your health and potentially extend your lifespan. We find out what the evidence is.

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HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO YOU REALLY NEED?

Every cell in your body contains protein. But what is protein, which foods contain it, how much do you need each day… and why?

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What are whole foods?

In a world of trending diets and food fads, don’t forget the benefits of simply eating whole foods, says dietician Dr Tim Crowe.
 
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Does it matter what time you eat?

You may have heard the popular adage “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper”, but is it true?

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SOY: IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

With soy consumption on the rise, we look at whether it’s actually healthy.

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Is it harder to lose weight when you’re older?

With a few lifestyle changes, maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t have to be hard as you age, says dietitian and exercise physiologist Caitlin Reid.

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Do you have a food intolerance?

How to tell if you have a food allergy or intolerance.

 
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Is caffeine safe for teenagers?

From flat whites to energy drinks, Australian adolescents drink a surprising amount of caffeine. Here’s how it affects their health.

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Are you drinking too much?

A new study shows worrying levels of drinking among older Australians. Here’s how to know if drinking is affecting your health.

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Detoxing: the path to wellness or waste of time?

Detoxing devotees believe the practice cleanses the body, and can promote weight loss. Does the science support these claims?

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The dirt on clean eating

We see the term 'clean eating' everywhere – in celebrity interviews, Instagrammed breakfasts, podcasts and diet books – but what does it mean, and is it healthy?
 
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The facts about sugar

Sugar has been getting a bad rap lately. Is it really that bad? How much is ok? We look beyond the headlines to the science of sugar.

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Raising vegetarian or vegan kids

Saying no to animal products is on the rise, but is a vegetarian or vegan diet suitable for children?

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Are superfoods really super?

The labels can promise everything from heart health to weight loss, but are these claims research-based or just clever marketing?

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6 common diet myths, busted

When it comes to diet and nutrition, there are plenty of misconceptions out there. We sort fact from fiction to help you stay on track.

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Doctors prescribing vegies for better health

Most of us still aren’t eating enough vegetables. Now some doctors are driving the message home by writing vegie prescriptions.

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What’s gone wrong with our diet?

Statistics don’t lie. We’re gaining an unhealthy amount of weight – and it’s all down to the average Aussie’s eating habits.

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7 hidden side effects of sugar

Rising obesity levels and prevalence of type 2 diabetes are highlighting concerns about sugar. Here’s why you should address your sugar habits.
 
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Healthy diet or food fad?

If you’re confused about the health benefits of the latest popular diets here’s what you need to know.

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How to grow your own vegetables

Nothing beats eating food fresh from your own garden or balcony, and it’s something kids can help with too.
 
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10 ways to make eating vegetables appealing

If there’s someone in your household who hates vegies here are some ideas for making them tastier.
 
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