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5 food that keep your tummy happy

5 Food That Keep Your Tummy Happy

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A happy belly is directly related to a happy body! Although a greasy plate of fries or sugary snack can temporarily elevate the bad mood, long-term happiness doesn't lie in a plate full of...
this is the carbon footprint of the food you eat

This Is The Carbon Footprint Of The Food You Eat

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Ever wondered what the environmental impact is of your meals? When it comes to our global carbon footprint, almost a third of it is due to the food we eat.  Unsurprisingly, the most emissions intensive food...
yes, we still need to cut down on red and processed meat

Yes, we still need to cut down on red and processed meat

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Eating lots of red meat increases your risk of cancer and a range of chronic diseases. Sailing Gypsy/Shutterstock Research Checks interrogate newly published studies and how they’re reported in the media. The analysis is undertaken by...
the science behind diet trends like mono, charcoal detox, noom and fast800

The science behind diet trends like mono, charcoal detox, Noom and Fast800

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Mono dieters restrict their intake to one food or food group per day. Alliance Images/Shutterstock Every year a new batch of diets become trendy. In the past, the blood group, ketogenic,  Pioppi and gluten-free diets were...
will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

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While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports...
supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem

Supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s...

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Supermarkets may discount junk foods to capitalise on the ‘impulse buy’. From shutterstock.com Half-price chips, “two for one” chocolates, “buy one get one free” soft drinks: Australian supermarkets make it very easy for us to...
why is nursing home food so bad? some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that’s lower than prison

Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a...

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If residents are given poor quality foods that don’t meet their needs or preferences, they’re less likely to eat it. Shutterstock The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety last week turned...

Health Check: why do we crave comfort food in winter?

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You’re not imagining it. Our bodies really do crave macaroni cheese and other comfort foods as the temperature drops. Here’s why. It’s winter and many of us find ourselves drawn to bowls of...

Research Check: is white meat as bad for your cholesterol levels as red meat?

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Whether you’re eating red meat or white meat, a lean cut is the healthier way to go. From shutterstock.com You’ve probably heard eating too much fatty red meat is bad for your health, while lean...

Sunday essay: on being an ethical vegan for 33 years

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The author in his vegetable patch. Wendy Kinsella I live in a vegan family situation. I have been a vegan for over 33 years and my partner, poet and novelist Tracy Ryan, has been...