Currently Browsing: Nutrition

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, study shows

artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

CONTINUE READING

Mediterranean diet may cut dementia risk

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, study reveals.

CONTINUE READING

Why you should eat a plant-based diet, but that doesn’t mean being a vegetarian

vegetarian food

Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. Yet Australians eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely cut meat from their diet. So it’s important to know that eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean becoming a vegetarian. Plant-based diets are high in vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereals,

CONTINUE READING

Beware the nutrition expert

When it comes to food and health, we are all our own experts on eating. This is as it should be. Being an expert on one’s own eating preferences though does not make one a nutrition expert writes Tim Crowe.

CONTINUE READING

Top 7 anti-ageing foods that can make your skin beautiful

anti-ageing

Everyone wants to look young and beautiful, but due to ageing and various environmental reasons our skin starts developing signs of ageing. By eating the right and natural food items, you can fight the signs of ageing writes Dr Peter Dobie.

CONTINUE READING

Drink coffee, live longer, international study suggests

drink coffee

Coffee lovers have been given another reason to have another cup with two new international research studies finding the world’s most popular beverage may well prolong life.

CONTINUE READING

What your poo says about you

poo

Our bodies are pretty clued on to letting use know how it’s feeling and functioning, but you could potentially be flushing all the evidence away. Turn and take a look as your faecal matters says a lot about your health.

CONTINUE READING

Hot chocolate: a tasty brain booster

brain booster

A new study, published in the high profile journal Hypertension, has given a tantalising hint into how cocoa, found in drinks like hot chocolate, may protect against cognitive decline, writes Dr Tim Crowe.

CONTINUE READING

Gene therapy could ‘turn off’ severe allergies

allergy

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

CONTINUE READING

Death by caffeine really is a thing, if you’re susceptible

caffeine

A caffeine boost is part of the pleasurable effect of a good cup of coffee. Sadly, tragic news has emerged that a man in the United Kingdom recently died from caffeine overdose. John Jackson was 40 years old. What makes this unfortunate death worrying is that it was due to consumption of caffeine-laced mints. Misfortune

CONTINUE READING