A guide to: Yoghurt

A guide to yoghurt Pot set, Greek or natural?  Australians love their yoghurt: for breakfast, as a quick snack, or added to dressings and sauces. In fact, the average person eats around seven kilograms each year. And there is a good reason for its popularity. “Yoghurt is a nutritious dairy food that provides us with calcium…

Hot water vs. Cold water: Which is better?

We all know how important it is to get enough water, but is it better to have it warm? Or is a glass of ice cold water better? I talked to Kahla Preston at the Glow about water temperature and if it actually makes a difference. The article is found here and is reproduced below. If…

7 Signs You Need More Sleep

Some symptoms of lacking sleep — frequent yawning, struggling to remain conscious during all the exciting bits in Game of Thrones, earnestly researching whether coffee IV drips actually exist — aren’t particularly hard to decode. I talk to Kahla Preston at The Glow about sleep and the 7 signs you need more here (and below). The tentacles…

The Pegan diet: When Paleo Met Vegan

Earlier this year, a new diet trend was born that claimed the healthiest way of eating was to combine two popular diets.  The Paleo diet and the vegan diet. Although this may seem contradictory – after all, vegans eschew meat while Paleo encourage plenty of it – the diet believes combining the best parts of both…

Bacon Seaweed, Cricket Flour and Vegetables in my Yoghurt: What’s New with Food

  Bacon fans rejoice! Bacon may well be on the menu for you soon in a version that’s healthier than kale. Now I have shared the exciting news (bacon is always exciting news), stay open-minded during the rest of this post, because there are some…erm, different things going on in the food world. I present to you:

5 Food Labelling Tricks Debunked

You’re browsing the shelves in the supermarket, maybe you’re trying to choose a cereal or muesli bar. It sounds simple enough—but when faced with an aisle full of products, all boasting different health benefits, the decision can quickly become confusing. Do you choose this one which says it’s natural? Or that one which claims it’s cholesterol-free?…

Diet Soda vs. Normal Soda: Which one is better?

I’m sure I will surprise no-one when I say that the average Australian has too much added sugar in their diet. Reducing sugar intake is a hot topic in the health industry now. There are many ‘sugar-free’ diets gaining popularity and the World Health Organisation even released guidelines for a reduction of added sugar in our…

Can you be too healthy?

Being healthy is highly desirable – but can you have too much of good thing? You’ve cut out the Friday night takeaways, your morning mochas and you are feeling great. Maybe you’ve lost a bit of weight or your skin is glowing or you are full of energy. In fact, you feel so good you…

Ask the Dietitian: Is Gluten-Free Healthier?

Your mum has lost 5kg since going gluten-free, heaps of celebrities are ditching gluten and you’ve heard it helps reduce bloating: you are starting to think that a gluten-free diet might help you to shift some weight before summer. But what exactly is gluten? Will switching to a gluten-free diet help you lose weight and…

Food trends: Bone broth

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. This week we are looking at…Bone Broth What is it? While there is nothing new about broth; bone broth has been gaining popularity recently, mainly with followers of the paleo diet, who have spruiked it into…

What’s the difference between dairy-free milks?

From soy to almond to quinoa, there’s a wealth of non-dairy milk alternatives to choose from. It’s confusing knowing what to buy. If you’re not drinking cow’s milk due to intolerance or other reasons, finding a milk alternative can be confusing. There is a plethora of milk alternatives available, and each variety boasts different health benefits. When…

Food trends: Charcoal infused juice.

  Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. Let’s talk about…Charcoal-infused juice.  Charcoal-infused juice is touting detox and health claims in each black sip; but is it as good as it sounds? What is it? Charcoal-infused drinks are making their way to…