Caffeine

Finally ... caffeinated chips

It's a thing: Powdered caffeine

Humanity's most popular pick-me-up now comes in a salt shaker.

Doctors give wake-up call on dark side of caffeine

COFFEE

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate with the number of cafes and energy drink sales ballooning in a decade, a consultation paper prepared for the Australian and New Zealand...

Health concerns

Caffeine cropping up where it is least expected

Coffee beans

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate, as the number of cafes and the sale of energy drinks has ballooned in a decade.

Strange brew

Too much caffeine can bring more Bing than zing

coffee

Aaron Cook DEPRIVE coffee addicts of their morning fix and you will soon hear about it. But give them too much caffeine, and it turns out they will be the ones to start hearing things.

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Health benefits

Coffee loves your liver, study finds

Coffee: Liver-loving brew?

Sarah Berry In news that will have coffee lovers reaching for a cup, a new study has found that our beloved brew may help to protect our livers.

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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Your food is no cleaner than mine

Green Smoothie

L.V. Anderson BuzzFeed unveiled "a two-week detox plan that's actually realistic" this week, and it made me want to throw a head of broccoli at my computer screen.

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Colon hydrotherapy: 'the most amazing thing' ever?

Woman's hands forming heart symbol on belly

Sarah Berry I am speaking with a woman about her first colonic, when she was 21. She tells me that she had blocked the pipe.

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Good Food Karma Index

What's your 'food personality'?

food

Maz Compton By completing the Good Food Karma Index, you can work out which of the four food personalities you are.

Can calm come in a can?

Paula Goodyer We're used to the idea of getting a shot of energy from a drink spiked with caffeine - but how about a dose of tranquillity in a drink with a hit of calming chamomile?

Can you find calm in a can?

chill

Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet - the truth about chocolate

Chocolate

Linda McSweeny It's the food of the gods, one we find hard to resist. Yet it can have both good and bad effects on health and its production has a dark side.

Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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Feelgood effects

Eating for optimal energy

All Is Love

Susie Burrell Who does not want more energy? An increased sense of vitality and ability to do all the things you want to do without feeling fatigued and constantly running on empty.

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The God diet

The God diet: weight loss for a higher cause

Last Supper

Sarah Berry Many of us are familiar with the struggle to lose weight, for god's sake. But the "Daniel diet" takes things literally, by taking the bible as a health manual.

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Too good to be true?

Top 10 dubious diet products

Kristy O'Kane Our personal favourite: the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

Activated attitude

Dissecting Pete Evans' diet

Chef Pete Evans.

Sarah Berry Are these foods going to make you that much healthier or are they just going to make you broke?

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Disaster diets

Worst diets of 2012

Little lemon puddings

Sarah Berry What made these three diets the biggest lemons of the year, according to dietitians around Australia?

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For those looking for a healthy kick, coffee leaves a lot to be desired in one's tea

Tea leaves.

Richard Gray ONCE it was a simple question: tea or coffee? Now, after a scientific breakthrough, that choice will become rather less straightforward.

Why toast and coffee won't cut it

Porridge.

There are many good reasons to eat breakfast and make it a substantial and nutritious meal, writes Elaine Gordon.