Health & Wellbeing

How one meal a day could be the key to losing more weight

October 19, 2017

IMAGINE if you only needed to worry about food once a day? No more snacks, or planning lunch or worrying about what you were going to eat all day. All you need to consider is eating whatever you want or feel like, once a day. Such is the proposal by a British doctor, Dr Van […]

Read More

Why detoxing is a load of crap

October 19, 2017

DETOX diets and cleansing regimes are swamping the internet. And their message is clear: to be our best selves, we need to rid our bodies of toxins, like pollution, pesticides, synthetic chemicals and processed foods. But, my podcast, Science Vs, asked: is there any science behind these detoxes? Can we do anything to help cleanse our […]

Read More

Pasta not fattening, Italian study find

October 19, 2017

Pasta has gained a bad reputation among many dieters, who believe eating a bowl of spaghetti will make them gain weight. However, a new Italian study, published in the Nutrition and Diabetes journal, has found pasta is not fattening. In fact, the researchers found those who ate pasta had a lower body mass index (BMI) […]

Read More

Can’t do vegetarian? Try flexitarian, which also has health benefits

October 19, 2017

From black bean burgers on restaurant menus to eight varieties of hummus at the supermarket, the meatless movement shows no signs of slowing down. The first real blip of vegetarianism in the United States started in 1971 when Frances Moore Lappé published Diet for a Small Planet, and explained that meat-based diets can be harmful for our […]

Read More

Paddle Pop and Sakata snack makers fined by ACCC for misleading health claims

October 19, 2017

The makers of Streets Paddle Pop ice-creams and Sakata rice snacks have each paid a penalty of $10,800 after exploiting school canteen guidelines to create a “health halo” around their processed products. What does ‘canteen-approved’ mean to you? Australian mums are concerned and confused by the labelling of snack foods as ‘school canteen-approved’. The Australian Competition […]

Read More

Sports programs expose children to ‘unhealthy’ food messages, study finds

October 19, 2017

More than 1.25 million children involved in sports programs across Australia are being exposed to “unhealthy” messages from the food and drink companies that sponsor them, a study has found. How much exercise to burn off a McWrap? To burn up the kilojoules contained in just one McDonald’s wrap, Fairfax’s Peter Munro has to run for longer […]

Read More

Removing Trans Fats from Restaurant Menus Associated with Drop in Heart Attacks and Strokes

October 19, 2017

Does a public health measure such as restricting trans fats from restaurant menus really make a difference? A study published April 12th in JAMA Cardiology nods yes. Between 2007 and 2011, 11 New York State urban counties restricted the use of trans fats in public eateries including restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, park concessions, and senior meal programs. After 3 […]

Read More

More than cooking, Teaching Kitchens as learning labs for life skills

October 19, 2017

With dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes, the search is on for innovative strategies to change the paths of those living with, or at risk for developing these and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases. In conjunction with good medical guidance, holistic strategies are needed that will improve the way people eat, move, and think. Dr. David […]

Read More