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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
Despite all the current focus on low-carb diets, carbs are not the enemy. In fact, eating the right carbs is important for our health and energy levels. But what are the ‘right’ carbs?read more
The companion website for Australian Healthy Food Guide magazine, the Healthy Food Guide website aims to make healthy eating easy and delicious, with evidence-based nutrition information and healthy recipes to appeal to all tastes and nutritional needs.read more
It’s a question we get from many of our clients at NND. What exactly do all the numbers on our food labels mean and what should I be looking for when choosing which foods to put in my trolley?read more