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Everything you've wanted to know about nutrition, but were too afraid to ask

Everything you've wanted to know about nutrition, but were too afraid to ask

With so many confusing messages about what's good for you, it's hard to know what to eat these days.

  • by Cara McGoogan

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Full-fat dairy may not be the enemy we once thought
Diet

Full-fat dairy may not be the enemy we once thought

Australia’s dietary guidelines recommend low-fat dairy for people over two years of age.

  • by Natalie Parletta
The facts about sugar and cancer
Analysis
Analysis

The facts about sugar and cancer

It's not as clearcut as "all sugars cause cancer".

  • by Barbara Quinn
There's a new way to measure your risk of obesity

There's a new way to measure your risk of obesity

The Dietary Obesity Prevention Score (DOPS) is based on 14 food groups and can determine your risk.

  • by Natalie Parletta
The secret to longevity according to a study of centenarians
Health

The secret to longevity according to a study of centenarians

While you don’t need to find meaning in everything you do, having a greater sense of purpose will help guide you.

  • by Peta Sigley
Don't tax sugar, tax these foods
Opinion

Don't tax sugar, tax these foods

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are relatively new, but they have been gradually growing in ubiquity.

  • by Georgie Churchill
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Five experts on whether you have to drink eight glasses of water a day
Diet

Five experts on whether you have to drink eight glasses of water a day

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

  • by Alexandra Hansen
Survivor's guide to gardening plots the key to healthy produce

Survivor's guide to gardening plots the key to healthy produce

Kat Lavers was doing her honours in human geography when she sat on her doorstep and watched a house sparrow flutter out of a wattle tree. It dived to the ground, pulled out a worm and flew off with its forage.

  • by Megan Backhouse
Let them eat butter: Fat is back and premium butter brands are taking the cream

Let them eat butter: Fat is back and premium butter brands are taking the cream

Consumers aren't just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that's giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands.

  • by Jason Gale
There's a big fight brewing over what pregnant women should eat

There's a big fight brewing over what pregnant women should eat

Many have seen someone throw a cold stare in the direction of a pregnant woman ordering a second glass of wine or, heaven forbid, smoking a cigarette. But with the list of potentially dangerous foods growing by the day, an expectant mother shouldn't be surprised if a stranger pipes up as she buys a frozen, pre-cooked meal.

  • by Deena Shanker
What are antioxidants? And are they truly good for us?

What are antioxidants? And are they truly good for us?

Products that contain antioxidants are marketed as essential for good health, with promises to fight disease and reverse ageing. But are they really as good for us as we’re led to believe?

  • by Jacqui Adcock