Healthiest ice creams

In her favourite edition of Supermarket Sweep, dietitian Jemma O’Hanlon reviews icy treats that claim to be healthy. There’s a new breed of ice cream for the health conscious. Whether it comes with prebiotics, a higher protein content or without sugar, some of the offerings just seem too good to be true. So do the health claims really stack up,...

Christmas protein balls

Get into the spirit of the season with these festive protein balls from dietitian Jemma O’Hanlon. Christmas is just around the corner, but it doesn’t have to mean gorging on mince pies, rum balls and throwing the towel on all that hard work you’ve been doing this year. I’ve created these Christmas protein balls with your waistline in mind, but...

The experts on intermittent fasting

It’s recognised as one of the most effective diets for weight loss. Our senior dietitians explain how intermittent fasting works. What you need to know Intermittent fasting eating plans are all about having a break, in which you give your body a rest from digestion. The idea is for your body to have some downtime from food. There are many variations of this food plan....

The keto eating plan

Over the holidays might be the ideal time to try the keto diet, says dietitian Susie Burrell. You’ve no doubt heard about the keto diet – the low-carb approach to fat loss that has devotees shouting about its superior results from the rooftops. But to start the diet, there’s a potentially painful transition period in which you need to clear...

Dining alfresco

BBQ season is here so get fired up! Food editor Melanie Pike says don’t forget the sides. Cider can chicken Serves 4-6 1.5kg whole chicken 375ml can apple cider, at room temp 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 bay leaf ½ tsp salt Olive oil spray RUB 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp sumac 1½ tbsp chicken salt 2 tbsp dried...

Your gut bacteria named

Which bacteria gives us a healthy digestive system and how do we get them? Dietitian Kathleen Alleaume explains. One of the most revolutionary topics in health right now is also one of the least sexy. We’re talking about the tiny critters that live in our gut and what scientists call the gut microbiome (or gut flora): an ecosystem made up...

Eat together

Certain combinations of nutrients work better together. Dietitian Ashleigh Feltham outlines four key ones. 1 The key to unlocking iron There are two types of iron: haem iron from animal sources and non-animal sources called non-haem iron. The latter can be more difficult for your body to use, so this where vitamin C in various vegetables can help, as it helps...

The science of hangry

Do you feel the rage when you’re starving? Angela Tufvesson explains why you get hangry. Have you ever snapped at anyone when you’re hungry? If so, you were probably “hangry” – a fusion of “hungry” and “angry” that causes people to feel grumpy and irritated when they’re more than a little peckish. What causes hanger? The brain needs glucose, which is sourced...

Supermarket sweep: fruit juices rated

The sugar content in some supermarket juices rivals that of soft drinks. Dietitian Jemma O’Hanlon assesses the risk from juice. Juice is simply the concentrated version of fruit itself. You don’t need it every day, but once in a while is fine. Although it’s rich in the same nutrients as fresh fruit including vitamin C, folate and potassium, you get...

Bananas: the new sports drink?

Bananas may be better than a sports drink for endurance exercise, according to a new study – and dietitian Jemma O’Hanlon isn’t surprised. We know bananas are a traditional energy source and they’re great before a workout, but can they really replace sports drinks? Yes, to according to research, which says that in addition to fuelling athletes and helping them...

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Healthiest ice creams

In her favourite edition of Supermarket Sweep, dietitian Jemma O’Hanlon reviews icy treats that claim to be healthy. There’s a new breed of ice cream...
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