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- How To Make The Most Of Your Fitness Tracker (Without Falling Off The Wagon)
- The Effortless Diet: Healthy Substitutions For The Most Unhealthy Cooking Ingredients
- Soy Versus Dairy: Which Milk Is Better For You?
- The Science Behind Coffee And Why It's Actually Good For Your Health
- Why Low-Fat Diets Aren't Better For Weight Loss
- How To Learn To Love Healthy Food
Mindful eating, or paying more attention when you eat, prevents you from overeating and makes meals more enjoyable. To make this a lasting habit, food writer Darya Rose recommends creating triggers that will remind you to pay attention.
Dear Lifehacker, I want to eat a healthy, balanced diet, but does that actually include a multivitamin? If I eat well, shouldn’t I get the nutrients I need by default? I assume a multivitamin won’t hurt me, but I don’t want to bother if it isn’t necessary. So should I take a daily multivitamin or not? Thanks, Vexed By Vitamins
Fitness tracking gadgets are everywhere; even the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone will have a built-in fitness tracker. But whether they actually do any good is a hotly debated issue. Let’s take a look at the types of people who benefit the most from fitness tracking gadgets and apps, and how you can make yours work best for you.
The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (Seafood CRC) has released the first major report analysing the contents of locally-produced seafood in over a decade. The report gives a breakdown of nutritional data for wild and farmed seafood in a bid to determine whether it’s actually safe to eat.
After a week of taste bud-teasing on Facebook and Twitter, Domino’s Pizza has finally unveiled its “game changing” announcement: a handful of square pizzas. The new ‘Chef’s Best’ range boasts rectangular bases, ‘premium’ toppings and a slightly lower kilojoule count per slice compared to the regular range.
Australia’s complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) industry is worth about A$4 billion annually. Around two thirds of Australians use CAM — which includes therapies such as chiropractic and naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, as well as homoeopathic and aromatherapy products — and there appears to be no sign of this declining. In many cases, the evidence for CAMs having significant beneficial effects is scant. And recent studies have even found that some supplements can be harmful.
There are good reasons why people may want to swap soy with dairy milk. The carbon, water and phosphate footprint of soy milk is a fraction of the latter. But the main reason for the increasing popularity of soy milk seems to be health concerns, such as inflammatory bowel disease and lactose intolerance.