Looking for a reason to unhand that éclair? Here’s your sugar takedown du jour: A new global study published in PLoS ONE found an independent, direct link between sugar in the food supply and our risk of developing diabetes. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California Berkeley, and the Univers ..
Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but a proper diet and regular physical activity can be the key to a healthy heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a heart-healthy gift or date. Rather than tempting your beloved with chocolates, consider a gift that has more permanence. Search for a poem that describe ..
New Year, New You? New Years Resolutions? Unless you’ve experienced some kind of metamorphic transformation, you probably feel similar to how you felt a week ago. Perhaps a few kilos heavier (or lighter)? Exhausted or well rested? Time for some perspective. New Years Resolutions are set apart from other resolutions in that they anticipate ..
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to eat more healthy this year, then why not get all the family on board and create a junk food-free household! Sounds easy? Well we all know convincing picky eaters to eat fruit and vegetables is a daily battle for many parents. Fruit and vegetables are inexpensive, healthy and delicious, but large n ..
Although you may initially lose weight from fasting, mainly water. You probably won’t be the nicest person to hang around. And once your fast is up, you will be so ravenous; chances are you will binge on the closest form of food around you. A healthy meal plan including fresh vegetable and fruit juices and regular exercise can hav ..
Do you envy those people with steel-trap memories, who are sharp as a tack despite their age? You can be that way too, if you know what nutrients to feed your brain, says dietitian Tracy Morris. A note from Australia Healthy Food's Advisor, Dr Samir Samman. Most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about the health of ou ..
Along with parties, pressies and warm weather, hangovers can be a common feature of the holiday season. Nutrition director from the Australian Healthy Food Guide, Catherine Saxelby, checks out popular hangover cures to reveal what works best. You probably know that too many wines cause dehydration, resulting in all sorts of nasty side effec ..
Did you know that dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength? Drinking regularly during exercise can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, improve perceived exertion, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance - good justification to make fluid replacement a key prio ..
Oh-Wow! Holiday Sweets Of all the holiday food challenges, nothing can kill willpower for most people like nutritionally void sweets. Following are some amazing treats that address the cookie and calorie conundrum. These goodies can also serve as a perfect host/hostess gift. Nut–Butter Dates With Macadamia Nuts (vegan, gluten ..
The plank exercise is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles. Your core strength is vital to your everyday wellbeing. Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, th ..