Nutrition

All-time best foods

10 foods you should eat every day

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Susie Burrell Forget what we should not be eating; instead let's focus on the powerful super foods that pack a serious nutrition hit for their punch and the foods that we should aim to eat on a daily basis.

Feeling sluggish?

The 10 foods you should eat to boost your digestion

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ARABELLA FORGE Dietitian Arabella Forge recommends ten foods that can improve your digestion.

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Healthy choices

Your salad probably isn't as healthy as it looks

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Susie Burrell If it is called a salad, and looks like a salad, it must be a healthy choice surely? No.

Nutritional Q&A

Five minutes with Dr Joanna McMillan

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Everything you'd like to ask a dietician (including some good news for pasta lovers and bad news for fans of coconut oil).

Sweet news

Chocolate may boost memory, study finds

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Pam Belluck In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa can reverse age-related memory loss.

Good news

Good news, carb lovers: reheating pasta makes it healthy

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SARAH BERRY A test on BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

Nutritional truths

The 'health' foods you should be avoiding

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Paula Goodyer The health food aisle is often where junk hides behind labels such as "organic" and "gluten-free".

Healthy choices

Here's how to change your bad eating habits

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Paula Goodyer "People know that an apple is healthier than a lamington – it's sticking with the apple that's difficult," says nutritionist Leanne Cooper.

Nestle cuts size of killer pythons in half

Lean not mean: Nestle is putting its oversized jelly snake on a diet.

Sarah Oakes Killer Pythons are looking more like multi-coloured vipers as the global confectionery giant downsizes products to control portion sizes and respond to growing consumer concerns about their sugar intake.

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What they eat

Are your friends a bad influence on your healthy lifestyle?

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Evelyn Lewin A new study concludes "eating behaviours can be transmitted socially."

Public servant blames absences on lack of easy access to soy milk

A Canberra public servant told her boss she needed longer breaks to find a café that served organic coffee with soy milk.

NOEL TOWELL Unauthorised absences blamed on dietary requirements.

Eating for pleasure

Is our health obsession killing the joy of food?

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Sandy Smith We need to remember that we eat for other reasons apart from being healthy.

Grim news

Turns out 'comfort food' isn't all that comforting

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Susie Burrell Don't read this if you're planning to enjoy a wheel of brie and bottle of wine after a particularly shocking week.

Best intentions

Stick to healthy eating all week then blow it at the weekend?

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Susie Burrell Susie Burrell sets a few simple rules.

Holy guacamole!

Australian Thief Makes Off With 1,500 Kilograms of Avocados

What is the street value of bulk avocado?

We need a search party and a really good recipe for guacamole. Stat.

Healthy thoughts

Do you need to train your brain to start enjoying veggies?

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SARAH BERRY Cupcakes make our brains sparkle. Seriously. But can we teach them to do the dopamine dance for brussel sprouts instead?

Body image

Women's greatest threat isn't misogyny, it's counting calories

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Vanessa Garcia "I was lying in bed in my New York City apartment when the world went black."

Restrictive eating

Controlling your emotions by controlling your diet

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NATALIE REILLY In our culture restrictive eating has become synonymous with a sense of control, achievement and even piety.

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Pete Evans says we should invert the healthy food pyramid

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CASSY SMALL Remember activated almonds? Chef, TV star and now health coach Pete Evans sings the praises of the Paleo diet.

Food addict

Can food really be addictive?

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Jennifer Garth It starts first thing in the morning. The moment you open your eyes you're bombarded with food thoughts.

How to eat

Is this the world's best diet?

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Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe this diet is the only diet to follow.

Snacking tips

What do dietitians snack on?

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MEGAN JOHNSTON Three dietitians reveal which foods they tuck into between meals - and which ones they avoid.

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Sweet truths

Are alternative sweeteners better for you?

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Paula Goodyer The task of sweetening our food and drink has become more complicated as more sugar alternatives appear on the shelves of health food stores and supermarkets.

Dieting dangers

The dangers of Paleo dieting

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Sandy Smith Leading nutritionists say the popular eating plan is potentially hazardous to your health.

Quick burn

10 foods that will actually make you more hungry

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RACHEL CLUN Here are some foods that you should avoid if you want to stave off hunger pangs.

Eat smart

The five healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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RACHEL CLUN It's a common misconception that you can't overeat healthy foods.

Nutritional facts

Is coconut water over-rated?

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Michael Moss Has coconut water lived up the the hype since taking the world by storm as a miracle drink?

Health expert

How healthy is your relationship with food?

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Paula Goodyer Tuning into your body’s inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food ‘rules.’

Healthy eating

Simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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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.

Healthy choices

This app can help you ditch your junk food habit

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RACHEL CLUN Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.

Surprising tips

10 things you should know about fats

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Tom Sanders Everything you need to know about fats. You might just be surprised.

Nourish yourself

The best healthy breakfasts to eat post-workout

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Try these healthy and nutritious breakfast options from Lorna Jane Clarkson when recharging after your morning gym session.

Raw foodies

Why everyone is so angry at raw food families

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Melissa Davey Melissa Davey's suggestions as to why raw foodies provoke such strong reactions.

60s diets v today

As suspected, diets have never worked

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Niki Bezzant Vintage advice shows us there's nothing really new about modern weight-loss theory.

Food for long life

Which country has the best diet?

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Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).

Intuitive eating

Is eating whatever you want the best thing for your body?

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MELISSA DAVEY Intuitive eating might teach us how to eat 'normally' again.

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Protein shake-up

How much protein should you really be eating?

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Paula Goodyer Figuring out whether a high protein diet is healthy or not can be pretty confusing.

Sitspo trend

#Sitspo: your new motivational best friend

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Good riddance, #Fitspo! #Sitspo is your new motivational best friend.

Breaky bonus

Did you know beakfast eaters burn more kilos?

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Claire Hayhurst People who eat breakfast burn more kilojoules and have tighter blood sugar control than those who are fasting, a new study has shown.

Snack right

How to control between-meals grazing

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Hope Warshaw Reaching for a sweet treat every afternoon? Read on to find out what you should eat earlier in the day to ward off those cravings.

Allergy myth

Going gluten-free may not help your health

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Health extremists are cutting all gluten or dairy from their diets under the false pretence they suffer from an allergy, says a leading dietitian.

Hunger games

How a diet drove me to distraction

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Brigid Delaney When Brigid Delaney embarked on a controversial diet, it unleashed primitive food cravings that had her behaving in unexpected ways.

Health myth busted

Did you know that too much healthy food can actually be bad for you?

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Susie Burrell If you are trying your best to eat ''healthy'', here are some simple ways to ensure your calories are also kept under control.

Low-fat trap

You need to lose the low-fat products

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Nina Teicholz It's a counterintuitive move. But if you are trying to get healthy, purge the pantry of low-fat foods.

Sweetest thing

Everything you need to know about sugar and sweeteners

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Susie Burrell With sugar's demonisation in full swing, what is the best way to sweeten food?

Eating right

It's not what you eat but how you eat it

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Susie Burrell Simply spending a little more time considering how you consume your calories each day could be all that you need to improve your nutrition.

Fad diets

Fad diets aren't all as different as you might think

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SARAH BERRY "Claims for the established superiority of any one specific diet over others are exaggerated."

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Food myths

The truth about those new health trends

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Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not there is evidence to support them.

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Healthy eating

You need to double your five-a-day fruit and veg

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Sarah Knapton A new study reveals you should include 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day fior a longer and healthier life.

Eat yourself healthy

Can a diet really prevent breast cancer?

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Paula Goodyer Headlines about certain vegetables reducing cancer risk are useful to a point but there's a problem.

Diet costs

Why counting kilojoules doesn't add up

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SARAH BERRY Getting caught up in a numbers game extracts any joy from eating and can be detrimental to our health.

Nutritional value

How much meat should you really be eating?

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Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign starts Monday to raise awareness of the impact of our high meat consumption on animal welfare, as well as on human health and the environment.

Juice fasts

The truth about juice fasting

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Brigid Delaney Is juice fasting the secret to good health – or is it simply a dangerous fad?

Italian style

You should eat like an Italian

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Susie Burrell The importance of a nightly dinner ritual should not be underestimated.

Hair of the dog

Hungover? You'll probably drink again

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NICKY PHILLIPS According to new research, the punishing effects of hangovers does little to delay your next drinking session.

1200 calorie myth

The 1200 calorie myth

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Sophia Herbst Who decided on this magic number?

Healthy takeaway

The best (least bad) takeaway options

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Susie Burrell At times we all need to do it, pick up something for dinner on the way home after a long day. So, what are best options when you are tired, hungry but still wanting to try and eat as healthily as you can?

Liquid therapy

Water's many healing benefits

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Linda McSweeny The simple act of drinking water can help us lift our mood and think more clearly.

Healthy choices

You need to know how to snack smarter

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Susie Burrell Ravenous between meals? This is what you should be snacking on.

Healthy babies

You are what your grandmother ate, scientists say

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Sarah Knapton Study finds that grandmothers who ate well during pregnancy and kept their daughters well-nourished in their first few years had heavier, and therefore healthier, grandchildren.