Recover with a banana

Bananas may be better for recovery after exercise than a sports drink, according to a US study. The carbohydrates...

Extra spicy order up! Eat chilli to live longer

A wide bunch of research is pointing to hot chillies as a surprising superfood which reduces food cravings, prevents...

Ditch the fitness frenemies

It’s not just you — those around you can also contribute to your weight gain and lack of fitness....

The ingredient in bubble tea that’s really bad for you

You can’t walk a block in any major Australian city without running into a bubble tea bar. What started...

Greatest smoothies: Slimming but filling

Still trying to banish those extra festive pounds? This filling, delicious smoothie dishes up fat-fighting nutrients, fibre and protein....

15 foods keeping you fuller for longer

Hunger pangs and food cravings can overcome even the best diet intentions. Good news then that researchers have found...

What’s your diet type, and how can it help you eat well?

CSIRO scientists have identified 5 main “diet types” to help you understand what it is that drives you to...

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Cycling is for everyone, so if you haven’t jumped on your bike recently here are six ways to work...

A super sensitive sense of smell can lead to weight gain

There’s not much better than the smell of your favourite food — except that it might lead to you...

Quality calories = weight loss

We want weight loss to be straightforward: energy in equals energy out. But a new study highlights the quality...

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Why the new US dietary guidelines have angered nutritionists

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines just released by the US government have watered down some key recommendations by the nutrition scientists on whose work the guidelines...

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