nutrition

Simplifit Builds You A Personal Health Program, With A Virtual Coach

Android: Building better eating and fitness habits is difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Simplifit is a new app that will build you a manageable health and fitness plan based on your personal goals. The app also has a virtual coach to offer reminders and encouragement and track your progress.


The Paleo Diet Is Not Based On Science

We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s a largely impossible dream based on a set of fallacies about our ancestors.


Five Diet Tips That Could Save Your Life After A Heart Attack

Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have had a close call, these five food tips will help get your health back on track.


This Chart Shows The 'Superfoods' Backed With Some Scientific Evidence

If you’re doing some research on popular “superfoods” and you’re wondering which ones may have some credibility, this interactive chart shows which ones have the most scientific evidence to back them up based on studies and research.


Veghacker: My Dreams Seem More Intense Without Meat

One of the main reasons I’m not eating meat for a month is to see what difference it makes to my physical state — will I feel “healthier”? Will I lose weight? Something I didn’t anticipate what was that my dreams would become much more intense.


Veghacker: My Week As A Fast-Food Vegetarian

This week, my month-long experiment in not eating meat coincided with the Note 4 Roadtrip challenge which sent me across Australia. The end result was that I ate a strange mixture of fast food, airline lounge meals and supermarket oddities.


How To Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

Science has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less.


Avoid Emotional Snacking By Listing What You Really Want In Your Life

Sometimes when something doesn’t go your way, you may try to make it better by scouring your kitchen for some comfort food. Before you go reaching for the snacks, take a moment to write down what it is in your life that you’re really hungry for.


Cooking Oils To Eat And Avoid

Health conscious consumers are increasingly ditching old favourites vegetable and canola oil for trendy alternatives like coconut and peanut oil. But are they any healthier? And how do they compare with other options such as heated olive oil and butter?


The Difference Between How You Cook And How Corporations Cook For You

Fast food and takeaway are deadly combinations of convenient and delicious. Unfortunately, that food is usually cooked with way more salt, fat and sugar than you’d ever use at home. Here’s why that could be a problem.