5 Reasons Why Matcha Tea Is King

If there is one drink that is driving everyone gaga, that would be matcha. One can call the green tea powder as the wonder drink, thanks to that satisfying taste and health wonders one can’t get from other ingredients. But is anything matcha worth...

Mānuka honey: who really owns the name and the knowledge

In the case of mānuka honey, there are serious questions about what authenticity actually means. from www.shutterstock.com Adulterated honey and fake mānuka honey have repeatedly made headlines in recent years. The arguments around adulterated honey are relatively simple. These honeys are diluted with cheaper syrups and their lack of...

Why do vegans have such bad reputations?

  Shock tactics - such as those used by these vegan activists in Spain - can cause people to switch off. Andrew Daimau More and more people are adopting plant-based diets in Australia and other western nations. But also seemingly on the rise is resentment towards vegans and...

Research Check: can you cut your cancer risk by eating organic?

The science isn’t clear on whether organic foods can lower your risk of cancer. But eating plenty of fruit and veg – however it’s grown – can reduce your risk. A new study out this week has shoppers wondering whether it’s worth paying more for pesticide-free...

‘Honeygate’ deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated

The new discovery significantly deepens the   ‘fake honey’ scandal. Subbotina Anna/Shutterstock.com More than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been watered down with sugar cane, corn syrup or other products, according to our new analysis of 95 products from local food markets...

Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re healthy

Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. from www.shutterstock.com According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range...

Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

Foods that contain omega 3 have been found to increase brain function. from www.shutterstock.com We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that...

Health Check: what are nightshade vegetables and are they bad for you?

No, these veggies are not trying to kill you.  from www.shutterstock.com If you get your health news from blogs such as Goop and Dr Oz, you might be led to believe a certain group of vegetables called “nightshade vegetables” are bad for you. The theory goes that members of...

How to get children to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables

Kids should be eating fruits and vegetables from all colours of the rainbow. From shutterstock.com Worldwide, people are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. In Australia, less than 4% of us meet the Australian Dietary Guideline recommendations for vegetables by age group. Worryingly, children and teenagers are even...

Too many Australians have to choose between heating or eating this winter

If you worry about where your next meal will come from, you’re not “food secure”. Shutterstock You’d expect a dual-parent family on a median income to be able to put enough healthy food on the table. But once the cost of housing, transport and school...