Vitamins

Do vitamins block disease?

There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills did not protect ageing men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

Research

Health risk warning on vitamins

Alternative medicines have failed to comply with health and safety rules in up to 90 per cent of cases.

Kate Hagan Major study finds commonly used dietary supplements do not extend the life of older women.

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Fermenting is the new food trend

Top trend: fermented foods.

Sarah Berry We are seeing a surge in popularity of this ancient food practice. This is why.

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Cereal offender: is it time to bin breakfast cereal?

Cereal: is it good or bad for us?

Sarah Berry Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.

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Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Health tonic?

Is camel milk the new superfood?

Sandy Smith Substituting cow’s milk for camel milk might not sound that appetising but a look at the health benefits and you might be queuing for a camel latte sooner than you think.

Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Latest trends in bread go against the grain

Breaking bread: which slice is best?

Sarah Berry Breaking bread was once a simple act. That was 30,000-odd years ago, when it was just flour and water, hot stone and love.

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Food for thought: DNA helping shed light on our dietary needs

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Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of...

Food for thought

Can your DNA guide your diet?

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Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.

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Want to live a long life?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).

Australians are including fewer healthy food options in their diets

'Incredibly low' vegetable consumption reveals that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary staple.

Lucy Carroll Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before, with teenagers leading the charge in unhealthy eating dominated by fast food, new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows.

A grain of truth to gluten intolerance

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Sarah Berry Few know what actually gluten is, only that it will make you fat, lead to bloating and that eating it is akin to satanism.

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The top powerhouse fruits and vegetables

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Sarah Berry Kale does not even make the top 10 powerhouse fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

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Wellbeing

Green smoothies unlikely to beat the flu

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Clifford Fram You can drink as many green smoothies as you like, but no immune-boosting magic potion is going to protect the average person from catching a cold or the flu.

'Complexion-boosting' diet

Kate Middleton's extreme diet

Kate Middleton faces yet another privacy scandal.

The Duchess of Cambridge worked hard for her slim post-pregnancy figure, and now she's taking on an unusual diet to boost her complexion.

The alkaline diet: does it work?

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Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.

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