Nutrition

Independent and trusted reviews and tests nutrition products, including information about fast food, salt, sweeteners, and wholegrains.

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Sugar in focus

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.

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Low-carb food

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.

Calcium

Calcium

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.

Fibre

Fibre

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.

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Fast food

"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.

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