Nutrition

stress less

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   Those who know me would agree that I can get pretty wound up and am always on the move.

Sugar hit

How to curb your sugar cravings

While you may roll your eyes at the thought of salivating over a bowl of vegies, research shows we can do just that.

Evelyn Lewin   If you're always seeking your next sugar hit, it's time to train your brain into better health.

#cleaneating

No, your fad diet does not cure cancer

Wellness gurus Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley.

Victoria Lambert   Claims that some diets can cure cancer and even schizophrenia are causing anger, writes Victoria Lambert.

Healthy gut

How drinking coffee and wine affects your gut

Great news for coffee lovers.

Deborah Netburn and Melissa Healy   Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine.

Teresa Cutter

The fast and easy way to eat healthy

Refried black beans.

Teresa Cutter   The oft-delivered excuse for people not cooking is lack of time. Well, that won't wash any more, Teresa Cutter says.

The healthy chef

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   I always try to seek out less-processed ingredients that just make me feel healthy.

Plant-based diet

Can you maintain a vegan diet while travelling?

Eating vegan while travelling requires some planning.

Melanie D.G. Kaplan   Yes, but it will take some strategising.

Sweet and sour

Angry? Maybe it's something you ate

Bitter food can make you feel, well, bitter.

Marta Zaraska   Ate something bitter? It can make you judgmental. Feeling love is all around? It can make even water taste sweeter.

Health & Fitness

Chocolate can boost your workout. Really.

This new study provides ammunition for athletes looking for an edge.

Gretchen Reynolds   This new study provides ammunition for athletes looking for an edge and those hoping for an excuse to indulge.

The healthy chef

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   Here are my top 10 staples, ingredients that can be pulled out at any time to create simple, delicious meals.

Courting danger

Are there healthy options in the food court?

What could be wrong with a simple sandwich?

Susie Burrell   Get it right in the food court at lunchtime and you'll be set for the rest of the day, writes Susie Burrell.

Nutrition

The magical thing eating chocolate does to your brain

A really legit reason to eat chocolate.

Roberto A. Ferdman   A must-read for chocolate lovers.

Eating clean

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   It's important for me to know where my food has come from, to treat it with respect and prepare it properly.

Good oil

How frying your veggies could be healthier than boiling them

Once in a while a pleasing study is released that reminds us that the bland life is not the better (AKA healthier) life.

Sarah Berry   Once in a while a pleasing study is released that reminds us that the bland life is not the better (AKA healthier) life.

Sugar stress

How sugar consumption affects your brain

The changes in the brain induced by sugar are of great concern given the high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris   A UNSW study has revealed sugar may be as bad for brain development as extreme stress or abuse.

In the groove

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   Exercise is important to me. It's how I start each day or unwind in the afternoon.

Smooth talk

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter, the Healthy Chef   Smoothies are the "in thing" because vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are more potent when consumed as wholefoods.

The healthy chef

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   There's a lot of confusion and conflicting information out there with "nutrition gurus" promoting all sorts of diets.

Gluten-free

Should we all been giving up gluten?

Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular, but what does the science actually say?

Gretchen Reynolds   Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular, but what does the science actually say?

Taking the biscuit

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   Any recipe can be adapted to be made healthier.

Vitamins: are they a waste of money?

Eat enough of these and you will become Superman, or more likely, dead.

Sarah Berry   As the new year has kicked into gear and many hone their focus on their health, you might want to pause before you pick up your vitamins.

Food trends

Five foods that'll make their mark in 2016

Search #matcha on Instagram and you get nearly a million posts

Ellie Krieger   Several healthy foods worth paying attention to.

Salad days

Teresa Cutter.

Teresa Cutter   Get creative with your salads this summer.

Heston Blumenthal

How our brains can be fooled into healthier eating

 Heston Blumenthal : roaring success.

Heston Blumenthal   Chef Heston Blumenthal has an unconventional idea to change our eating habits.

Healthy BBQ

One addition will make your next barbecue healthier

Adding resistant starch - like lentils - makes for a healthier barbecue.

Paula Goodyer   So you've bought the steaks, the drinks are chilling and the barbecue tools are poised for action but did anyone remember the resistant starch?

Boozy Christmas

Can moderate drinking have health benefits?

 Alcohol is very harmful when abused but, when consumed in moderation, there are actually some benefits.

Aaron E. Carroll   Alcohol is very harmful when abused but, when consumed in moderation, there are actually some benefits.

The science of overeating at Christmas

Turkey, roast, Christmas dinner, feast

Bridie Smith   How much can you eat before that stomach-straining, nausea-inducing feeling strikes?

Mood food

Can a well-balanced diet lead to better mental health?

We often ignore the role that diet plays in our psychological health.

Evelyn Lewin   Evelyn Lewin examines how what you eat affects your mood.

Orthorexia

The quest for 'wellness' that is making us sick

Extreme 'clean' diets and an obsession with physical perfection are ruining lives.

India Sturgis   Extreme 'clean' diets and an obsession with physical perfection are ruining lives, says India Sturgis

Skipping lunch

Why eating at your desk doesn't make you a better worker

The idea that breaking for a meal hinders accomplishment is plainly wrong.

Ellie Krieger   The idea that breaking for a meal hinders accomplishment is plainly wrong.

Candy myths

Five myths about lollies and sugar-free alternatives

There are a few things to know before diving into the sweets this weekend.

Beth Kimmerle   Halloween is this weekend. So let's brush off the sugarcoating on nutritional myths.

Food addictions

Your cheese addiction has been validated by science

Cheese plate at Grocery and Grog, The Henson Marrickville

Jenn Harris   According to a new study, cheese crack is a real thing.

Meat eater

How much red meat is healthy to eat?

So, what is the truth about red meat?

Anna Magee   Leading nutritional experts on what to believe - and do - about meat.

Sweet tooth

Are some sugars better than others?

Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in.

Jane Holroyd   Is there any merit in binning your white sugar and stocking your pantry with agave syrup?

Nutritious food

Nutritious foods you should stop throwing away

Bowl of Colorful Fall Harvest veggies

Ellie Krieger   The parts often thought of as scraps can be culinary stars in their own right.

Mediterranean diet

Study suggests Mediterranean diet reduces breast cancer risk - but some have doubts

Women who ate a diet heavy on fruits, veges and olive oil had a 68 per cent lower risk of breast cancer, according to ...

Liz Szabo   Women who ate a diet heavy on olive oil had a 68 per cent lower risk of breast cancer, according to one study. But some experts say that may be too good to be true.

#Hangry

Why you should never go hungry on a date

A new study found women may be more primed for romance if they're well fed first.

Ko Im   Hangry can ruin romance– even science says so.

Hydration

How much water does a healthy person actually need?

"There is no formal recommendation for a daily amount of water people need."

Aaron E. Carroll   If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.

Midnight snacks

Is late night eating worse for your health?

Research has found people don't metabolise carbohydrates as well when they eat late.

Jennifer Van Allen   The different effects of eating at different times of day.

Nutrition

Simple food changes to reduce stomach upset

Research shows a healthy gut is crucial to overall physical and mental health.

Nedahl Stelio   Research shows a healthy gut is crucial to overall physical and mental health.

Feel the heat

How eating spicy food may help you live longer

Eating spicy food every day could lower the risk of death, researchers say.

Esther Han   Each time you drizzle Tabasco on your food, you may be lowering your risk of early death.

Hunger pains

There is science behind why you get 'hangry'

Why do some people get more hangry than others?

Amanda Salis   And why is it that some people get more hangry than others?

Vege eating

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids.

Kesava Commerford   Despite what some vegetarian-haters will have you believe, it is relatively easy to maintain a balanced diet.

Why we eat more when drinking alcohol

Perhaps alcohol plays havoc on appetite signaling between gut and brain.

Melissa Healy   They call it 'the aperitif effect' and it smells like delicious home cooking.

Should you pay attention to the 'use-by' dates on food?

Milk will last in the fridge five to seven days beyond its expiration date.

Russ Parsons   Will eating it actually make you sick or are they just overly-cautious suggestions?

Are 'natural sweeteners' really any better for you?

"Is sugar the enemy it's made out to be these days?"

Michelle Bridges   Is sugar the enemy it's made out to be these days? Michelle Bridges answers your questions.

Banishing bloat

How to avoid a bloated tummy

"Snack on vegetables throughout the day and aim for at least one serve of salad a day."

Susie Burrell   Here are some foods to eat to escape feeling ghastly and gassy.

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Healthy eating

Australia has a new food pyramid

The new pyramid.

Susie Burrell   Fats, sugar and "junk" foods have been eliminated from Nutrition Australia's iconic pyramid.

Eating myths

Why what we think about eating is so often wrong

Kale

Peter Whoriskey   We're subject to a torrent of nutritional advice based on new studies, but how much of it is worthwhile? According to some researchers, surprisingly little.

When can food really be called 'natural'?

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Sarah Berry   Although many consumers want "natural" products, the term has proved difficult to define.

What is the truth about sugar in fruit?

Where did the message on fruit go wrong?

Sarah Berry   Yes, fruit contains sugar – but it's still good for you.

No foods should be demonised nor held up as miracles

"I've avoided treating any food like the devil."

Aaron E. Carroll   A guide to eating healthy that should be useful for most people. These are tips not laws.

Michelle Bridges

Warm roast pork with baby vegetables.

Our fitness expert helps to manage inflamed Achilles and helps a chef prepare for an open-ocean swim.

Food myths

Mixed messages: we are constantly bombarded with information about food, much of it contradictory.

Susie Burrell   Confused about eggs and cholesterol? Perplexed by the debate regarding sugar? Susie Burrell busts some misconceptions.

Michelle Bridges

Stir- fried beef with ginger.

Our expert offers nutrition advice, suggests a workout makeover and serves up a healthy stir-fry.

Michelle Bridges

Minted lamb with cauliflower mash.

Our fitness expert helps defeat negative self-talk and refreshes an active chef's workout routine.

One small change

Your health: improve your diet one day, and one thing, at a time.

Lindy Alexander   Want to break those bad food habits of a lifetime? Starting with small steps is the key to success.

One small change

Your health: improve your diet one day, and one thing, at a time.

Lindy Alexander   Starting with small steps is the key to success.