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Why You're So Hungry After Swimming

If you always feel ravenous after you get out of a pool, rest assured — it’s not just you. Exercise works up an appetite, but swimming is extra hunger-inducing because it cools down your body.


How To Eat Healthy When Your Roommate Eats Like Crap All The Time

If you’re trying to eat healthy in university, there are a lot of forces working against you: A tight budget, limited choices in the university food court and, of course, your friends and roomies. Here’s some help eating well around your Pac-Man roommate.


Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley. Known as discretionary foods, all five are high in either added sugars, saturated fat or salt. Discretionary foods provide kilojoules but not many nutrients. Here’s an overview of what to avoid.


What It Actually Takes To Get A Flat Stomach

There are all kinds of trainers, videos and products that say they can get you a flat stomach in no time, but there are no shortcuts to six pack city. It takes a lot of work, discipline and time.


The Things That Are Most Dangerous For Cats To Eat, And Why

Cats may not chow down on garbage like dogs do, but they get into their share of people food, houseplants and other weird things. Here’s why certain ordinary-seeming items are dangerous to cats, and what you can do about them.


Why You Should Care About Added Sugars In Your Food

While Australia doesn’t list added sugars on food labels, perhaps it should. Added sugars will be required on new labels rolling out in the US in a year or two. A 570g Pepsi will have to say it contains 130 per cent of your daily value of added sugar. Yogurt will have to call out their added sugar, so people can’t kid themselves that it all comes from fruit. Food companies fought the change, but they lost.

Yes, sugar industry, you are right: Added sugars are made of the same stuff as natural sugars. But the FDA’s new labels are about health, not about getting the right answer on a chemistry quiz. It’s really useful to know which foods contain a ton of added sugars.


GMO Labels Won't Make Your Food Safer

You might sometimes see “genetically modified” in the fine print on many food packages. Activist groups have spent millions of dollars fighting for that tiny text, and food companies have spent millions fighting back. And none of that effort had anything to do with your health.


Why You Can't Rely On Calorie Counts (And What To Do Instead)

Calorie/kJ counts are front-and-center on treadmill screens, food labels, and even restaurant menus. But if you’re trying to lose weight (or just monitor how healthily you’re eating), those numbers can be misleading.


Parents, Sample Your Baby's Snacks For Safety

Some snacks sold as finger food for babies can become choking hazards when left out of the package for a few hours. Medical researchers figured out this fact that slipped by multinational corporations — with the simple tactic of asking adults to eat the food.


The Foods That Are Most Dangerous To Dogs, And Why

You probably know that you shouldn’t feed chocolate to your dog — but maybe your dog got into your lolly stash anyway, and came out fine. Meanwhile, your vet is more concerned that you admit to feeding him raisins. Confused? Let’s take a look at what the dangers really are.


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