Are you a picky eater?

Picky eating in children is common – after all, it can take years to develop a sophisticated palate. But it is increasingly acknowledged that many adults have difficulty with a variety of exotic and not-so-exotic foods – like vegetables. Susanna Nelson looks at how picky eaters can stay healthy We can all name foods we’re […]
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How your work day diet is affecting your health

Weekends have earned a bad reputation for throwing you off track but before you blame it on a Saturday night outing, check your work day for hidden traps. It’s 3pm and you’re in a familiar standoff with the foyer vending machine. While dietitians promote regular snacking to avert overeating and buoy metabolism, many snacks have […]
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The price of a green plate

There’s no doubt organic, eco-eating is costly, but given its health and environmental benefits, can we afford not to eat it? David Goding investigates Consumers are scrutinising food like never before. No longer is a steak merely a steak or rice simply rice. It matters where it comes from, the carbon footprint it has made […]
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How should your diet change as you age?

How should your diet change as you age? Exercise and nutrition scientist Kathleen Alleaume gives a decade-by-decade breakdown of the best foods to guarantee you look and feel your best at every age Your 20s Your 20s can be a disorganised whirlwind of working hard and playing even harder. Between staying late at work when […]
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Pulp friction

With juice cleansing on the lips of health gurus everywhere, Erin Kisby set out to discover whether wellbeing could really be found in a glass of freshly squeezed There’s a plethora of health rules you can follow to keep your weight in check, your heart healthy and your body fit. Some leave even experts confused […]
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7 Foods To Keep Away From When Undergoing IVF Treatment

When trying to conceive, the type of food women consume plays a far greater role in their success than many people realize. Particularly among those looking to conceive through IVF treatments, the variety of food one eats not only boosts the overall odds of experiencing a successful pregnancy, but also reduces the likelihood of complications […]
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Anti-ageing diet tips

Forget the anti-wrinkle injections, putting the brakes on skin ageing can be as simple and cheap as changing your diet. Salmon Care factor: “Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fats, which are thought to help plump up skin and have also been found to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and heart […]
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Beat comfort eating

Any woman who has tasted double chocolate chip cookies or delighted in the sight of a cheese and dip platter understands the pull-power of food as a form of comfort Beat comfort eating with these practical tip And let’s face it, when it comes to feeling sorry for ourselves at the end of a long […]
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Mood boosting food

Could your diet be undermining your brain’s potential? Here are food ideas to help boost your mood. You need: Serotonin. Serotonin synthesis relies on a chain reaction in the brain. It is made by an amino acid called 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which triggers release of a chemical called tryptophan that boosts serotonin levels. Eat: Carbs. Have […]
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Are hormones making you fat?

Is your diet being sabotaged by an undetected hormone imbalance? Broccoli – it’s one of those vegies we dish up on the dinner plate not because of its tantalising taste but because we know it is good for us. It’s the poster food for healthy eating as it’s jam-packed with antioxidants and nutrients – you […]
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