Nutrition

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Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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...

Diet research

Why nutrition is so confusing

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Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?

What's your nutrition IQ?

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It's easy to think we're nutritional smartie pants when comparing apples with, well Smarties, for instance.

Fat facts

Nutrition is 'just arithmetic'

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Sarah Berry Protein, carbohydrate or fat, all calories are created equal, says medical scientist.

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Beer, wine next in line for nutrition labels

Josh Gordon ALCOHOL companies could be forced to display nutritional information and list ingredients on packaging for beer, wine and spirits as part of an overhaul of labelling laws being considered by the...

Popping mad

Cinemas attack nutrition rules

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Richard Verrier American cinema operators are fuming about proposed federal rules that could require them to disclose the calories in their food - including popcorn, a highly profitable item.

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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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Advice to parents

How my parents stopped me from becoming obese

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Alyce Vayle My weight crept further out of control while I was a teenager and I struggled to maintain it, much to the worry of my slim parents, who made their fair share of mistakes while trying to help me...

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Which yoghurt is best?

Whey better: The pressure is on yoghurt producers to lighten carb and sugar contents.

Susie Burrell There are literally hundreds of yoghurts available in supermarkets, and the tiny labels on the back, along with differing serving sizes makes it almost impossible to determine which is the...

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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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Prickly Pete Evans' passion

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Sarah Berry Pete ''Activated Almonds'' Evans isn't afraid of cooking up a little controversy for his cause.

Fruit, veggies delay onset of multiple chronic diseases, study reveals

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Nicky Phillips An apple a day may keep you-know-who away, but a healthy intake of fruit will also keep your first chronic disease away too.

Chew on this

This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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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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Workplace weight gain

Take control of your office food habits

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Susie Burrell Here are the key ways to be in the office while not becoming a victim of workplace weight gain.

Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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Chew on this

Butter is a healthy fat - who says?

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Paula Goodyer After decades of being told to avoid butter because of its saturated fat content, why is it being hyped as a health food?

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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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Surprising tips for running a race

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Sarah Berry You can get good gains from doing nothing, you may be better off steering clear of gel packs and blisters can be a very bad sign; the tips for making it through a big race are rather surprising.