Tagged With healthy eating

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So you want to be a centenarian, eh? Unfortunately, the dumb luck of genetics plays a very big part. If you have a family history of cancer, poor blood flow or heart disease, you can basically forget it. Soz.

With that said, there are various lifestyle changes you can make, both big and small, which will help to extend your life expectancy considerably. This infographic spells out what you need to know.

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Dear Lifehacker, My friend keeps telling me to stop drinking fruit juice because "it's basically just sugar". She also claims it's just as bad as Coca-Cola. I've done some online research but can't find a definitive answer on this. Surely juice is healthier than sugary soft drinks? Or do I really need to quit? (I mainly drink bottled '100%' apple juice and OJ.)

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Tracking what you eat is a lot like budgeting: You have a certain amount of calories or nutrients to “spend” throughout the day. Planning is key, which can be a little nerve-wracking: What if I spent too many calories on breakfast? Will I be hungry at dinner?

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Android/iOS: Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every kilojoule or ask an app to run weight loss calculations.

If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in your diet, YouAte (free on iOS and Android) is a low key way to do just that.

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Your muscles are made of protein, so if you’re building muscle you need to eat up. But how much protein do you really need? More than a couch potato, but less than the protein-crazy gym bros would have you believe. Here’s how to quickly calculate the real answer.

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Stadium food is horrendously expensive and unhealthy, but it's part of the fun of a sports game. And even if you're trying to stick to a diet, you're going to be at the game for a couple hours - so as a human, you're going to have to eat something. Here's how to navigate the world of beer and meat pies.

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About five years ago, I weighed in at 110kg - a lot of weight for a 178cm frame. I was unfit, lived a sedentary life and was on my way to many of the same health issues that claimed my father's life. These are the apps and gadgets that made a difference.

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What’s so special about superfoods, anyway? Even as the term fades slightly from marketing copy, we all still pay attention to specific foods that we’ve heard are better for us than the rest. Red wine. Goji berries. Kale.

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Clearly sugar is not great for us. But it’s so delicious! And as anyone who’s ever sat down to eat a handful of M&Ms and accidentally polished off the bag (i.e. everyone) can tell you, once you start, it can be hard to stop. If only there was something to interrupt the deadly and delicious cycle...

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Mast Chew is a new brand of Aussie chewing gum that you can safely swallow. Made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, it's being marketed as a healthy alternative to the likes of Extra which use artificial sweeteners. Here are the details!

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Three huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting significant doubts on 'keto' and other low-carb diets. Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake - but they eliminate healthier carbs too. The studies found that focusing on healthy, plant-based, whole foods is a better long-term strategy than dieting.

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The KFC you know and love could soon be on the chopping block. The company is implementing sweeping changes to its UK menu with an emphasis on healthier, lighter eating. This includes a 20 per cent reduction in calories per serving and the introduction of vegetarian "chicken". No, really.

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We eat a lot of ultra-processed food, and these foods tend to be sugary and not so great for us. But the problem isn't necessarily the fact that they're ultra-processed. This is a weird and arguably unfair way to categorise foods, so let's take a look at what "ultra-processed" really means.