Independent and trusted reviews and tests nutrition products, including information about fast food, salt, sweeteners, and wholegrains.
We talk to the experts about popular diet brands and whether they can really help you lose weight.
7 May 2013 |
Are diet foods from popular brands such as Weight Watchers, McCain Healthy Choice or Coles Simply Less really a healthier choice than regular foods?
Which nine foods available from the supermarket could help you live a longer and better quality of life?
30 Apr 2013 |
Filling up your trolley with everyday grocery items such as olive oil, wholegrains and yoghurt could help you reduce your risk of certain diseases.
From chia seeds to acai berries, we look beyond the hype to find out if the health benefits of some so-called "superfoods" live up to their claims.
23 Apr 2013 |
Some foods claim to do everything from prevent cancer to help you lose weight, but do they deserve to be touted as super?
Omega-3 is linked to many health benefits, but should you choose a supplement or fresh fish?
1 Mar 2013 |
From seafood sources to fish and krill oil supplements, we investigate your options for including this nutrient in your diet.
There's a protein supplement for just about everyone these days - but how useful are they?
12 Sep 2012 |
Protein supplements (mainly in the form of drink powders and bars) are marketed for weight loss, muscle mass building and post-exercise recovery, targeting dieters, elderly people and athletes. They may be helpful sometimes, but whether they're necessary is debatable. In this article we take a balanced look at the science behind the benefits of protein vs the real requirements of the people who might be tempted to use them.
How do the major chains stack up when it comes to healthy vegetarian fast food?
14 Jun 2012 |
We've surveyed 12 national fast food chains and reviewed their online menus to see how their vegetarian offerings stack up nutritionally.
Consumers are embracing the benefits of "good" bacteria with open arms and purses.
6 Jul 2011 |
"Good" bacteria, long used as starter cultures for yoghurts and fermented dairy drinks, are now in high consumer demand, particularly probiotics.
We look at the menus at some of Australia’s biggest fast food chains to help you choose the healthiest option available.
7 Jun 2011 |
Despite many fast food outlets offering healthy options, the nutritional labelling and serving sizes of not-so-healthy choices are still not up to scratch.
Australians are consuming up to 10 times the amount of sodium we need for good health.
11 Oct 2010 |
Australia’s salt habit is costing the nation much more than the in-store price tag. But will binning our salt shakers solve the problem?
Essential for children's development and our ongoing brain, heart and joint health. Are you getting enough?
6 Oct 2010 |
Omega-3s in our diet can prevent cardiovascular disease and may even protect against arthritis, mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease.