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Better Food literacy makes healthier eating easier

FGC releases series of food information videos The NZ Food and Grocery Council wants to help grow Kiwis’ food literacy through four short videos that aim to make healthier eating easier. The videos, written and presented by trained dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart, tackle subjects people are often confused about: what to eat for breakfast, fad diets, processed foods, and how to use the new Health Star Rating system. In the videos, Nikki Hart, ... more

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Australian survey: almost half of snack food products labelled as 'natural' considered unhealthy

More than 60 per cent of Australians are more likely to buy food or drinks described as "natural", despite the fact almost half of supermarket snack food products labelled as "natural" are considered to be unhealthy. In an analysis of 331 supermarket foods marked with the words "nature" or "natural", public health group LiveLighter​ found 47 per cent did not fall into one of the five core food groups, as recommended by the Australian Guide to ... more

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Boysenberry may be of benefit to asthma suffers

Globally it is estimated that 150 million people are affected by asthma, with children making up around 10 percent of sufferers. In New Zealand, one of every nine adults and every seven children are prescribed asthma medication. New research suggests that regular Boysenberry consumption may improve lung function by reducing symptoms associated with inflammation of the airways, which can cause conditions such as asthma. Previous studies have found that lung function can be improved ... more

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Vegetables for a hearty winter soup

Winter is the perfect time for homemade soup with seasonal vegetables offering plenty of delicious options, says 5+ A Day. Soup is an easy way to get more vegetables into your day while making the most of what’s available now. And it’s a comforting way to warm up on a cold winter’s day. Here are five vegetables available in winter filled with good-for-you nutrients, which you can easily include in soups to help beat the chill. Kumara Health ... more

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Dairy avoidance reaches dangerous levels, especially for women

A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular. The survey, undertaken by CSIRO and the University of Adelaide, found that the vast majority of avoiders (74 per cent) are making this choice to relieve adverse gastrointestinal symptoms such as cramps, bloating or wind. Far fewer participants cited not liking the taste or ... more

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