Independent and trusted reviews and tests nutrition products, including information about fast food, salt, sweeteners, and wholegrains.
CHOICE finds some manufacturers still sneak unhealthy trans fats into our foods.
26 Jun 2009 |
They rarely rate a mention on the label, but the trans fats hidden in many processed foods are worse for your health than saturated fats.
CHOICE investigates whether our national waistline can benefit from new research on the glycaemic index.
2 Jun 2009 |
Low-GI diets have been shown to help people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, but they may also help those who need to lose weight.
CHOICE compares the most popular dishes and provides healthier, cheaper alternatives.
21 May 2009 |
Although there’s nothing wrong with takeaways occasionally, many contain too much salt and saturated fat for regular eating.
There are five good reasons to include more wholegrains in your diet.
7 Aug 2008 |
Wholegrains have become a marketing tool food companies use to convince us to buy one product over another.
Which ones give you the most bang for your buck?
14 Mar 2008 |
Eating 2–3g per day of plant sterols in the form of enriched spread, yoghurt, milk or a combination of these products can help lower your cholesterol.
Some low-fat yoghurts have so much sugar they can be more fattening than full-fat.
15 May 2007 |
Lots of yoghurts with a 'lite' or 'low fat' claim contain so much sugar you’d be eating more kilojoules than in a full-fat yoghurt.
Frozen vegetables can have higher levels of important nutrients, such as vitamin C, than fresh.
13 Mar 2007 |
We wanted to compare the vitamin levels in a range of fresh raw, fresh cooked, frozen and canned vegies to see which were more nutritious.
Plenty of everyday foods from the supermarket can be just as fattening as fast food.
22 Jan 2007 |
Plenty of everyday products from the supermarket can be just as fattening as fast food. Often they’re aimed at kids, and even promoted as healthy.
Can bread really make you brainier?
15 Sep 2006 |
Claims that certain breads keep you regular, are good for your heart, or make your kids brainier are mainly marketing hype. The healthiest breads are those made from whole grains — plain old wholemeal and multigrain.
Do you really need them?
1 Jul 2006 |
It’s likely only elite athletes really benefit from protein bars and drinks. For the rest of us, they’re just an additional source of kilojoules and little more than an expensive snack.