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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sunday essay: on being an ethical vegan for 33 years

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...

To protect fresh food supplies, here are the key steps to secure city foodbowls

About two-thirds of Australia’s strawberries are grown on the fringes of Melbourne and Brisbane. Xavier La Canna/AAP If you’ve eaten fresh strawberries recently, they likely came from one of Australia’s city foodbowls. Around 40% of...

Four simple food choices that help you lose weight and stay healthy

You don’t have to quit bread, but make sure it’s wholegrain. Shutterstock It’s difficult to lose weight. And it’s even harder to keep it off. Many people achieve short-term weight-loss only to return to...

Mindful eating: the Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight and transform...

We are what we eat and maybe learning how to eat is just as important as learning what to eat. In recent years, mindfulness – defined as “a mental state or attitude in which one focuses...

Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

Eating a healthy diet fuels our brain cells, fights inflammation and helps produce the chemicals that make us happy. Antor Paul Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it...

Back to work? Take lunch from home to save time and money – and...

Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year. Shutterstock Heading back to work after the holidays means turning your thoughts to what’s for lunch. Are you a meticulous...
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Red meat and imported wine: why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant door

Can eating steak in a restaurant (or reindeer tongue, for that matter) ever be considered an ethical form of eating? It depends who you ask. Shutterstock Nowadays, ethical eating is often presented as a truism: we...
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Christmas versus kilojoules – how to focus more on celebration and less on the...

You don’t have to miss out on Christmas celebrations.  Christmas and the holidays are a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends. But the festive season can also be a time of...
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Five food mistakes to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight

Five food mistakes to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight Salads are a lot less healthy once you make additions like croutons and a creamy dressing. From shutterstock.com Many people wonder why they’re not losing weight when...
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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...