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

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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,


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.


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


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.


Drink coffee, live longer, international study suggests

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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.


What your poo says about you


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.


Hot chocolate: a tasty brain booster

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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.


Gene therapy could ‘turn off’ severe allergies


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.


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


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


The truth about cholesterol…why we need it


We’ve all heard of cholesterol – the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what is it, and why do we need it? We speak to Professor Kerry Anne Rye for her views on why cholesterol is an essential part of our diet


Junk food packaging hijacks the same brain processes as drug and alcohol addiction

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Food is important for our survival, which is why all living beings have developed an urge for high energy foods, like those high in sugar and fat. Historically, this hadn’t been an issue, as energy dense foods weren’t always as available as they are today. But in modern societies, we not only have easy access