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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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.

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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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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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.

Food fads

Friends or foes?

Oil, eggs, salt and caffeine. Are they good for us?

Siobhan Moylan Coffee, eggs, salt, oil. One week they are good for you, the next they're not. So what's the real deal?

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Morning person

The dark side of being a night owl

Sleeping woman

Melissa Shedden New research shows burning the midnight oil can affect our happiness, health and even personality type.

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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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Insomnia, this thing of darkness

sleep

Dreaming wistfully of a good night’s rest? You’re not alone: insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. Hannah Betts delves into those dark hours when sleep slips out of reach.

How to cut your portions without even noticing

eating

Susie Burrell Here are the easiest ways to slash some serious kJ out of your day, without you even noticing.

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Too good to be true?

Top 10 dubious diet products

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

The Sleep Diet

Woman, alarm clock, sleep, sleeping, bed, morning, work.

Paula Goodyer How a good night's sleep can help keep your weight down.

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