Paleo Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

Paleo diet has received yet another censure from health authorities, as a new major study found a link between the famous diet and an increased risk of heart disease. Paleo diet, often referred to as the “caveman diet”, is based on the belief that eating the way early humans do promotes optimal health. This includes … Continue reading “Paleo Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds”

Holiday Eating: Tips and Tricks

It’s that time of the year again. With all the feasts, it can be easy to worry about getting swept away – but you can still enjoy yourself while still staying in shape. Here are a few tips for healthy holiday eating. Lose the Guilt Have you been looking forward to homemade trifles, pies and … Continue reading “Holiday Eating: Tips and Tricks”

Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

Megan Lee, Southern Cross University and Joanne Bradbury, Southern Cross University 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 eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and … Continue reading “Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being”

Why You Should Eat Watermelon Seeds and Rinds

When you want to have a taste of summer, watermelons are the perfect treat – be it as a watermelon drink, frozen popsicles or just to be eaten on its own. Some, however, might dislike the idea of having to deal with the seeds and rinds, which might seem like choking hazards and account as … Continue reading “Why You Should Eat Watermelon Seeds and Rinds”

Drinks for Kids: A Guide to Healthy Consumption

Milk, juice, soda, cordials, vitamin water… there are so many drink options for children today it can be overwhelming to choose. Hydration is an important part of kids’ diet and health – what kids drink can help influence the amount of calories they consume, their eating habits and the level of nutrients they get. Here’s … Continue reading “Drinks for Kids: A Guide to Healthy Consumption”

Thinking You’re ‘On a Diet’ is Half the Problem – Here’s How to be a Mindful Eater

Megan Lee, Southern Cross University Adult obesity rates began to increase dramatically in Western society in the 1980s, due to an increase in the popularity and consumption of high-energy convenience foods. Alongside this, a new trend in dieting occurred, with many people trying new and often unsuccessful ways to restrict their food intake and lose … Continue reading “Thinking You’re ‘On a Diet’ is Half the Problem – Here’s How to be a Mindful Eater”

Paleo Diet: Yes or No?

You probably know somebody who’s doing a Paleo diet (and couldn’t stop talking about it). Minimising carbohydrates and cutting refined sugar and grains seemed to work wonders for so many people – it has been claimed to boost metabolism and energy, improve mood and concentration, and clear skin up. Paleo diet is rooted in the … Continue reading “Paleo Diet: Yes or No?”