Chocolate. It is a food that brings immense pleasure and enjoyment. And in case you were looking for any more valid reasons to eat it, scientific research now confirms that it can be good for you. Read on to learn about the heart, exercise and brain health benefits of chocolate.How chocolate is madeThe history of chocolate dates back thousands of years. Chocolate is … [Read more...] about Chocolate and its many health benefits
One of the largest ever scientific reviews looking at associations between food and beverages and the risk of diet-related disease has reinforced the fundamental nutrition keys and dietary patterns for good health.Diet plays a big part in health. As the typical western diet moved to more overly refined and energy dense foods, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes mirrored … [Read more...] about The key dietary patterns for health
Eating only raw foods has emerged as a popular dietary trend. Proclaiming an emotive health message, it is enough to make you think twice before next adding heat to your food. But fear not – on the scales of health, there is little to tip the balance in either direction.Raw food advocates claim cooking food destroys the natural enzymes and nutrients that would otherwise give … [Read more...] about Are raw food claims overcooked?
A comprehensive review of clinical trials involving a wide range of popular dietary supplements has found that with the exception of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, there is little evidence to support their use in Western countries by the general population.Dietary supplements are big business, with around half of the Australian population using at least one type per year; … [Read more...] about Dietary supplements have few benefits for most people