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Eating well doesn’t have to mean totally overhauling your diet. Making just a few small swaps to your usual meals and snacks can really add up. By switching over some key ingredients in some of your common meals, you can cut kilojoules, saturated fat, sugar and salt while boosting fibre and your overall nutrition.read more
It can take some time for your taste buds to adapt to a lower salt intake but low-salt cooking certainly doesn’t need to be tasteless. The key is adding flavor from different herbs and spices, many of which have the added benefit of providing...read more
Do you wake up with a fairly flat stomach most mornings, but find your clothes unbearably tight around your middle by the end of the day? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, studies show that 16 to 30 per cent of the general population experiences the uncomfortable symptoms of bloating.read more
The value for carbohydrate on a food label tells you the total amount of carbs from both starches and sugars. If you are watching your blood glucose and insulin levels, it is the total carbs that really matters. If you have diabetes, spreading...read more
Do your clothes usually feel a bit tighter when Spring rolls around? If so, you are not alone. Research has shown that winter weight gain is common, although on average it’s no more than a kilogram or two. But if you’re concerned about gaining weight over the colder months, check out our tips for avoiding winter weight gain,read more
Heart disease is something we all need to take seriously. According to the Heart Foundation, one Australian dies of heart disease every 30 minutes - that’s 52 deaths every day. Nine out of 10 Australian adults have at least one risk factor for...read more
Iron is a key component of haemoglobin in red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body. A deficiency can cause tiredness, fatigue, lowered immunity and a reduced capacity to exercise. While red meat is an important source of iron,...read more
One in three Australians is at risk of developing kidney disease, yet most of us don’t do anything to prevent it. To celebrate Kidney Health Week, we explain how to make sure your kidneys last a lifetime.read more
Image courtesy of glycemicindex.com While most people are now familiar with GI and the benefits of eating more low GI foods, the difference between glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) is something many people get confused about. The GI is...read more
It’s a good question and the answer is: it depends on the vegetable.read more
Are you sick of setting your New Year’s resolution to lose weight every time January 1st rolls around? Do you start the year with good intentions, enthusiasm and the latest diet (there are plenty on offer!) but after the initial few kilos come off, motivation seems to wane, life gets busy and you find yourself back to your old habits, and your old weight, or even a few kilograms more?read more
Christmas is fast approaching and can be a time when health takes a back seat. But the NND team has plenty of tips to help you stay healthy over the festive season.read more
Looking for a healthy Christmas gift for that someone special? We’ve got plenty of ideas to choose from, to suit all tastes and budgets.read more
In September, the World Cancer Research Fund, as part of their Continuous Update Project, published a new report on the impact of lifestyle factors on risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer. While it doesn’t get the same media exposure as other...read more
While making healthy food choices is essential for good health and weight management, the amount we eat is also important. And due to increasing portion sizes of packaged foods, fast foods and restaurant meals, alongside bigger bowls, plates and glasses, many of us have lost touch of how much we eat.read more
Subtitled “Living Younger, Healthier, Longer”, this book is an evidence-based guide to the lifestyle factors that impact ageing, with plenty of practical information and tips you can implement to help live a longer and healthier life.read more
If you’ve ever eaten when you’re stressed, bored, angry or upset, even if you weren’t actually hungry, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why we eat in response to our emotional state – food can provide pleasure and improve mood, eating can be a distraction from unpleasant or stressful situations, or we may have developed a habit of using food as a reward or way of feeling better.read more
Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, affecting an estimated 1.7 million Australians. In fact, 280 of us are diagnosed each day – that’s one every five minutes. And many people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to reduce your risk.read more