Independent and trusted reviews and tests nutrition products, including information about fast food, salt, sweeteners, and wholegrains.
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.
Some "healthy" fast-food options aren't much better than a Big Mac.
3 Jan 2006 |
Three "healthy" options out-Mac a Big Mac when it comes to fat and salt and seven more come close and all 10 are fattier than a KFC Original Fillet Burger.
The facts on the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and what to do about it.
1 Nov 2005 |
Women of child-bearing age are most at risk of too little iron and there are different types of iron found in food and they are absorbed differently.
How much sugar is OK to include in our diet?
13 Sep 2005 |
Sugar isn’t linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer or hyperactivity. However, it can play a role in tooth decay, and adds energy (kilojoules/calories) without any other nutrition.
Low-carb processed foods are no healthier than their conventional equivalents — but can cost a lot more.
22 Aug 2005 |
Low-carb versions of processed foods such as pasta certainly have less carbohydrate and usually fewer kilojoules — but are they’re a healthier option.
Keep your bones strong - calcium is a must have.
28 Apr 2005 |
Up to early adulthood your body is building up the calcium in your bones. As you grow older, gradual calcium loss from your bones is inevitable - but there are things you can do to slow it down.
Australians are a constipated lot. But it's not just our bowels that would thank us for eating more fibre.
14 Feb 2005 |
One thing is certain –– millions of doses of laxatives we swallow each year wouldn't be needed by most people if we ate more fibre.
"Upsizing" your meal will really push the fat, salt and sugar right over the top.
9 Jan 2005 |
When we started analysing the nutrition info from the fast-food giants, even our hardened food team was shocked by the amount of kilojoules, fat and salt that some options packed.