Food waste is a massive problem worldwide, particularly in the industrialised world. This happens in all steps of the food chain, so to speak, from production to consumption. While there is little you can do about agriculture and manufacture you can learn how to reduce food waste in your household. Food waste in Australia According…Continue reading How to reduce food waste
This is a different spin on new year’s resolutions, inspired by Gretchen Rubin. If you are keen on testing new stuff and/or building new healthy habits in the new year, here is a list of 20 things to try in 2020. Food and nutrition Eat a new fruit, vegetable, legume, nut or seed every month.…Continue reading 20 things to try in 2020
Three weeks til Christmas! As your calendar gets busier and stress levels build up, remember these 10 tips to survive the holiday season. This is a revised version of last year’s seasonal article How to stay healthy during the holidays. 1. Healthy habits Keep your habits as untouched as possible. Eat your usual (hopefully healthy)…Continue reading 10 tips to survive the holiday season
In this article we will look at some statistics regarding sports supplements intake in Australia. As you may know, sports supplements are widely consumed worldwide. They are taken by athletes and the general public for a variety of perceived or expected benefits. Sports supplements According to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard…Continue reading Sports supplements intake in Australia
Last week we spoke about red meat, eggs and dairy, but what if you choose not to eat any animal products? The following 5 easy vegan swaps can help you navigate this style of eating. 1. Yoghurt These days there is a wide variety of dairy free yoghurt in supermarkets. These are generally made with…Continue reading 5 easy vegan swaps
This year we had a couple of big news in the nutrition world. First, the Heart Association‘s relaxed its position on full-fat dairy products and eggs. Second, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a set of guidelines that told meat eaters: “keep doing what you’re doing”. This is a summary on the latest recommendations on…Continue reading Latest recommendations on red meat, eggs and dairy
Following the discussion on carbohydrate-rich foods, today’s discussion is all about rice. In particular, we aim to answer the question: which rice is better? What is rice? Rice is “the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food” (1). Rice belongs to the grains and…Continue reading Which rice is better?
Potatoes vs sweet potatoes might be one of the hottest debates in the nutrition world. Jokes aside, many of people wonder which is better. “Are potatoes paleo?” might be one of the most frequently asked questions in the past 10 years or so. Potatoes and sweet potatoes – what are they? Both potatoes and sweet…Continue reading Potatoes vs sweet potatoes
Pasta (or noodles) is a staple in many traditional cuisines. Although the most common types of pasta are made with wheat flour, it can be made with alternative ingredients to suit dietary requirements. Read on to find out: which pasta is better? Ingredients Grains The common varieties of pasta that we associate with Italian cuisine…Continue reading Which pasta is better?
It is safe to assume you are either following a low-carb diet or you know someone who is. Either way, these 5 easy low-carb swaps can be useful when you are planning your meals for the week or a special occasion spread. 1. Rice Even though cauliflower rice does not absorb sauces or juices as…Continue reading 5 easy low-carb swaps