nutrition

How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these dietary changes have impacted physical health, their effect on mental well-being is only now being realised.


How To Kick The Late Night Snacking Habit

Whenever I ask people what the most difficult habit is for them to break, late night snacking is often the first thing they say. We’re all susceptible to curling up with a snack while we wind down our day, but it can be an unhealthy habit that’s hard to kick.


Why Food Variety Matters Much More Than Blockbuster Nutrients

Turmeric is said to be the latest “blockbuster nutrient“, helpful for “everything from heart disease to Alzheimers, asthma to arthritis.” But is there any scientific evidence behind this claim, or is it just another example of the tendency to get hyped-up about certain food components, which may be doing more harm than good?


Six Foods That Change Your Risk Of Cancer

If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts. Most cases of cancer are considered preventable by positive nutrition and lifestyle choices.


How To Create A Healthy Diet From Rock Star Riders

The demands of touring musical stars — commonly known as “riders” — are legendary, covering every aspect of production right down to (rather infamously) the colour of M&Ms backstage. But could you eat in a healthy fashion based on rock star rider choices?


Write About These Three Things Daily To Take Command Of Your Life

We’ve talked about the many benefits of keeping a journal. Author Chris Crowley says there are three specific things you should write about every day: your nutrition, exercise and goals.


How To Avoid Hidden Salt In Your Diet

Most of the salt consumed in Australia is already hidden in processed foods and meals, but there are some simple steps you can take to avoid eating too much of this palatable seasoning.


Ask LH: How Can I Turn Down Free Food?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve been employed as a fly in-fly out (FIFO) worker for a year. In that time I have gained over 10 kilograms and with little time to exercise due to the schedule, I’m worried for my future health.


Five Healthy Foods That Should Be In Your Trolley Every Week

If you eat to improve your health, here are five foods to put in your supermarket trolley every week. All pack a proven punch in terms of health gains if you have them regularly.


Why There's So Much Confusion Over Nutrition And Health

If you believed the internet, you’d think there’s huge debate over whether eggs, coffee or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there’s significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let’s clear the air.