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
The idea that it is possible to retrain the brain from switching its desire for unhealthy junk food to healthy food has been put to the test, and with positive results.People are not born with an innate desire to eat hot chips, pizza and cake – it is something that develops over time in response to repeatedly eating these foods. Could it be conceivable then that through … [Read more...] about Training your brain to eat healthy
Healthy eating guidelines give excellent guidance on the best type of dietary pattern to follow for optimal health and disease prevention. But what if you need to avoid certain foods or food groups because of health concerns or personal preferences? In today's blog, Dr Glenda Bishop gives sound advice on how, with some flexibility, you can make healthy guidelines work in your … [Read more...] about Fine-tuning healthy eating guidelines for individual needs
How is a person to make sense of the conflicting nutrition messages that they read and hear about each day? Sugar is toxic. Wheat is the devil incarnate. We are designed to eat like our Palaeolithic ancestors. Glycaemic index is the key to health. Carbohydrates cause weight gain. Intermittent fasting is the best way to lose weight. Coffee is bad for you. Coffee is good for you. … [Read more...] about What we can learn from the world’s long-lived people
Kale is the 'superfood' du jour. Is kale a true superfood that leaves all others in its dust, or is it a case of hype over substance? The truth lies in a little from column A and a little from column B.Kale is a leafy green vegetable which is part of the cruciferous vegetable family which also includes cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy. As a … [Read more...] about All hail kale or superfood fail?