Hair of the dog
NICKY PHILLIPS According to new research, the punishing effects of hangovers does little to delay your next drinking session.
1200 calorie myth
Sophia Herbst Who decided on this magic number?
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?
Linda McSweeny The simple act of drinking water can help us lift our mood and think more clearly.
Susie Burrell Ravenous between meals? This is what you should be snacking on.
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.
Rachel Clun We've highlighted a few common misconceptions about the dietitian trade.
What to eat
Gretchen McKay Attempting a long distance run on an empty stomach will not only be a disadvantage while you run, but will also inhibit effective recovery.
Paula Goodyer The secret to a healthy brain could be in a wisely chosen diet.
Leah McLennan Join the growing - yet thinning - number of cavemen and women among us.
Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?
The latest Biggest Loser winner in the US, Rachel Frederickson, has heard the concerns but she's not listening. And she's not answering questions about whether her weight loss went too far.
Dr Max Pemberton Why we tend to forget everything we know about biology, physiology and nutrition at the start of the year.
STEVE DOW She talks to Steve Dow on the eve of her push into the US.
Are we over kale?
Leah McLennan Since the major supermarkets started to stock kale its popularity has boomed.
SARAH WHYTE Meat pies are less than one-third meat, while only half a chicken nugget is chicken flesh, a Fairfax Media investigation has found.
True or false?
Paula Goodyer We put common myths about nutrition to rest.
New super foods
MJ Angel Step aside blueberries and quinoa, here are the super foods we can expect to see gracing menus this year.
Susie Burrell A dietician finds out which foods you should be selecting on your lunch break.
Linda McSweeny Chocolate can have good and bad effects on your health.
Calm in a can
Paula Goodyer Herbal fizzy drinks that claim to help with relaxation and sleep are gaining fans.
LUCY CARROLL Forget your waistline - over-indulging at Christmas could take its toll on your brain cells, too.
LAUREN SMELCHER SAMS One author – and former anorexic – says they often do more harm than good.
Healthy v costly
Lydia Hales A healthy diet hits wallets harder than an unhealthy one, although opting for the latter may not be a bargain in the long run, a study suggests.
Say not to juice
Coming from someone that subscribed to/promoted raw and macrobiotic meal plans such a long time this is a little surprising.
The cronut, the 'double choc' Tim Tam, the limited edition Magnum ... how super treats have been created to tantalise our 'jaded' tastebuds.
Lara Brunt It's not just flat-pack furniture and television dramas that the Scandinavians do so well.
Weight loss fad?
EFFIE MANN Well, according to American news channels that is.
Evelyn Lewin Take the time to make each meal a memorable moment, and you'll enjoy your food more.
Do you juice?
Katy Waldman How juicing became a status symbol.
Sarah Mackenzie The most surprising part of this story is that anyone can consume 20 bananas in one day...
The dietitian's diet
TARA DIVERSI To help keep her health in check, Tara Diversi lets five simple rules guide her eating.
SARAH BERRY They may not be a physical panacea, but they do seem to be a temporarily psychological one.
SARAH BERRY Nourishing ourselves internally has an undeniable knock-on effect externally.
Susie Burrell Some vices are worse than others.
Paula Goodyer Despite their popularity there is little proof multivitamins are beneficial.
What to eat when
Susie Burrell The best (least bad) treats.
Susie Burrell A British study has found we can consume up to 10,000 calories over a weekend
SARAH BERRY A new study has found that diet drinks and artificial sweeteners may actually increase sugar cravings.
MICHELLE BRIDGES It's quick, healthy, warming and delicious.
'Don't quit sugar'
JO CASAMENTO Cassie Platt's hair fell out when she stopped eating sugar. Now she is warning people not to follow the popular new diet.
Healthy eating app
Sandy Smith Trying to implement better eating habits? Apparently a food diary app is the key.
'Eat Vegan Before 6'
Paula Goodyer After four months of eating vegan before 6pm, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman lost 15 kilos (and lowered his cholesterol and blood sugar levels).
Fast food failure
JEN VUK It's more than just an aversion to creepy clowns.
Tegan Sadlier After a lifetime of being overweight, Tegan Sadlier tried the Dukan diet – with startling results.
SARAH BERRY Bread with butter, porridge with a good dollop of cultured cream and maple syrup. Wine with dinner. This is my kind of "diet".
Health & Fitness
MICHELLE BRIDGES Baked apples are homely, cosy and seriously mouth-watering. Also: they're good for you!
Why has cooking become something we watch, rather than do?
Food myths busted
Siobhan Moylan One week they are good for you, the next they're not. So what's the real deal?
Susie Burrell Susie Burrell shows how eating like Grandma can be good for your waistline.
MICHELLE BRIDGES Something weird is happening in America. They seem to be avoiding the super-sized meals.
Food as fuel
NICOLE ELPHICK Here’s how to ensure your diet is syncing up with your workout schedule so you can function at maximum capacity.
JILL DUPLEIX These likeable little bombs lend an energy burst on the run.
SIMONE MITCHELL Files this one under "headlines we never thought we'd write".
MICHELLE BRIDGES These are easy and fun to make, so get the kids involved. The patties are great in lunch boxes and taste just as good the next day.
Siobhan Moylan Is soy a healthy alternative to dairy, or not worth the risk?
MICHELLE BRIDGES There's a price to pay for enjoying the ultra-rich dishes devised by celebrity chefs.
Catherine Saxelby Quinoa, spelt, buckwheat and wild rice are rich in a broad spectrum of vitamins and antioxidants, according to nutritionist Catherine Saxelby. Here's how to make them a delicious addition to your diet.
Amy Molloy We're a nation of habitual eaters... but is it healthy?