Independent and trusted reviews and tests nutrition products, including information about fast food, salt, sweeteners, and wholegrains.
Is coconut oil all it’s cracked up to be, or just another fad? We investigate to find out whether it lives up to the health hype.
23 Feb 2014 |
Coconut oil is being hailed as the next big thing. CHOICE finds out what the experts have to say about this year’s latest food trend.
Australians have takeaway for dinner on average 2.5 times a week. Is it a weight-gain disaster or a manageable habit?
4 Feb 2014 |
Australia's love affair with takeaway is adding more salt, sugar and saturated fat to our diet. CHOICE looks at how you can keep trim without sacrificing the convenience of a Chinese, Thai or Indian takeaway.
One in four Australian children is overweight or obese. Is the all-pervasive junk food advertising to children part of the problem?
25 Nov 2013 |
Around the globe, governments and communities are grappling with the social, financial and health costs of overweight and obese populations. Is restricting junk food advertising to kids part of the solution?
The cold facts on froyo chains' health claims
2 Sep 2013 |
Choice reviewed frozen yoghurt - or froyo - shops, and found they can be just as dangerous to your hip pocket as your waistline.
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.