Nutrition

4 plant-based foods to eat every week (and why science suggests they’re good for you)

Here are four versatile and tasty plant foods for your weekly grocery list, and the research showing why they’re good for you.

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Is intermittent fasting actually good for weight loss? Here’s what the evidence says

If you’re someone who’s thought about losing weight or has wanted to get healthier in the past few years, you’ve probably come across these two words: intermittent fasting. From celebrities to fitness enthusiasts, intermittent fasting has many thousands of loyal advocates online, claiming this way of eating has helped them lose weight better than other diet methods have.

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9 Vegetables that are healthier for you when cooked

Raw food diets are a fairly recent trend, including raw veganism. The belief being that the less processed food is, the better. However, not all food is more nutritious when eaten raw. Indeed, some vegetables are actually more nutritious when cooked. Here are nine of them.

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‘Food sequencing’ really can help your glucose levels. Here’s what science says about eating salad before carbs

Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life. Scientifically speaking, does this make sense?

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Vegan and vegetarian diets may lack certain nutrients – here’s how to get more of them

If you’re someone who’s thinking of making the switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet, here are a few things to consider to avoid vitamin deficiencies.

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Lemon water won’t detox or energise you. But it may affect your body in other ways

If you believe anecdotes online, drinking lukewarm water with a splash of lemon juice is detoxifying, energising and soothing.

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Meat-free makeovers: easy vegetarian swaps even carnivores will love 

Simple vegetarian meal swaps the whole family can enjoy. As we begin to understand the importance of sustainable and ethical eating, […]

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What is the Nordic diet and is it healthy for you? The latest research

New research is shining a light on the impressive health benefits of a lesser-known but nutritious diet.

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How to keep your health in balance over Easter

Five ways to stay mindful and avoid over-eating this Easter weekend.

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When you eat matters: How your eating rhythms impact your mental health

When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully.

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Iodine-packed and gut-friendly: the health benefits of seaweed you should know

Seaweed is a versatile and delicious superfood that we can all benefit from consuming.

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How potato milk measures up against other plant-based milk alternatives

Duane Mellor, Lead for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nutrition at Aston University, looks at the latest trend in alternative milk.

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How to swap meat for nutritious alternatives – and why it’s a good thing to do

Ruth Fairchild and Shirley Hinde, both senior lecturers in Nutrition at Cardiff Metropolitan University offer their advice for healthy meat swaps.  

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Extra virgin olive oil: why it’s healthier than other cooking oils

It’s common advice for people watching their waistlines or looking to eat healthier to beware of the amount of oil they use while cooking. But that doesn’t mean we should cut oil entirely from our diet. This is because extra virgin olive oil in particular can have many benefits for our health.

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A new way to stem obesity? Why scientists are focusing on food types and gene therapy

Biological differences could lead to new means of fighting the global obesity epidemic. 

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Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

A physician specialising in preventive medicine explains how patients who adopt whole-food plant-based diets increase carbohydrate intake and often see reversal of chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension.

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Food as medicine: How to eat yourself well

Your diet has a big impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. But which foods promote your health or treat existing conditions? We ask the experts what should be on your plate. 

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5 ways to celebrate over the holidays without sacrificing your health

After a long and difficult year for most, we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved break these Christmas holidays. Over the festive season we tend to overindulge, which often leads to uncomfortable bloating and an unhappy gut. Yet, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy all the holiday festivities without sacrificing our health.

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How to avoid fatigue as we head into the festive season

Nutritionist Nikki Hart shares her top tips for wellness over summer and to avoid fatigue during the busy periods. Nikki also developed and collated the ingredients for the SHOJO Wellness Tonics, with their main goal being to fight fatigue and keep clarity and energy levels up naturally.

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Study finds moderate carbohydrate intake has benefits for women’s cardiovascular health

Women’s heart health has been the focus of a recent study by Monash University, with researchers finding that proportional carbohydrate intake and not saturated fat was significantly associated with cardiovascular disease benefit in Australian women.

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Give your health a boost with these vitamins for spring and summer

Boost your health over the sunny seasons with these essential vitamins.

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Obesity study: You are what you eat, not how much you eat

Overeating does not always make you overweight, according to research published by Oxford University Press (OUP), which put the US’s “obesity epidemic” down to processed carbs prompting hormones to cause widespread metabolic mayhem.

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New research suggests eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults

The American Heart Association has found eating a plant-centred diet during young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of heart disease in middle age.

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4 reasons why people are choosing Second Nature to help them lose weight

UK-based health-tech company Second Nature has arrived in Australia and New Zealand, offering a new and sustainable way to manage […]

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