5th February 2024 | EATIVITY Editors

What to eat before and after your workout

Started exercising in the new year? That's great, but are you eating the right foods before and after your workout? Check out these tips to make the most of your efforts.... Read more

5th December 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Do superfoods really support your health?

Not a week goes by without a new superfood trending on social media, promising to deliver health benefits. But does eating something like kale four times a week really support your... Read more

5th November 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Why potatoes don’t deserve their bad reputation 

Potatoes often get a bad wrap when it comes to health and diet. But new research reveals it's what we're adding to them that's the real problem.... Read more

5th October 2023 | Eativity editors

Nuts make you fat… and other myths

Studies suggest that the majority of Australians aren't eating enough nuts. To urge you to eat more of this delicious, nutritious food, we also bust some pretty nutty myths.... Read more

5th September 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Reasons you shouldn’t swap sugar for artificial sweeteners

If you're trying to cut out sweet treats for sugar-free September, don't turn to artificial sweeteners, try these healthy alternatives instead.... Read more

5th August 2023 | Moira Geddes

Cost of living crisis bites into nutrition and dietary habits

The cost of living crisis is hurting many Australians, but as most consumers cut out meat and fresh veggies to cope, EATIVITY reveals they don't have too.... Read more

5th July 2023 | Eativity editors

What to eat for a healthy gut

There are about 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut, and if you do the right things to keep them happy, it can improve your overall health. Here's how to eat your way to a hea... Read more

5th June 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Avocados can lower cholesterol without weight gain

New research on avocados shows that daily consumption can reduce cholesterol levels without causing weight gain or increased body fat.... Read more

5th May 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

New allergen starter pack to help tiny tummies get the best start

Taste Bubs' Allergen Starter Pack is set to tackle Australia's high child food allergy rates through education and early allergen introduction.... Read more

5th April 2023 | Eativity editors

The science behind your sugar cravings

Are you a sucker for sweets? You might have tried to quell cravings with sugar substitutes, but if this isn’t working, science may have the answer as to why.... Read more

The best foods to keep dementia at bay
5th March 2023 | Eativity editors

The best foods to keep dementia at bay

A study has found that a low intake of flavonoid-rich foods is linked with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. So what are flavonoids, and where do you get them from?... Read more

The lowdown on the low FODMAP diet
5th February 2023 | Alison Turner

The lowdown on the low FODMAP diet

You might have heard of the low FODMAP diet. But unlike other trending “diets”, this one is not for weight loss, and it’s also not meant for everyone.... Read more

5th January 2023 | Danny Williams

OPINION: why ridiculous New Year’s resolutions don’t stick

New Year’s resolutions are a manufactured concept to make changes that usually fail to stick. Wellness advocate Danny Williams shares his opinion and top health tips.... Read more

How to eat your way to a healthy heart
5th December 2022 | Eativity editors

How to eat your way to a healthy heart

If you want a healthy heart, you need to do more than just exercise – you also need to eat the right foods. We share an expert’s advice on how you can take care of your ticker.... Read more

Best herbs and spices for health
5th November 2022 | Eativity editors

The best herbs and spices for health

We catch up with Alene Sullivan of Wholesome Market to discuss the best herbs and spices for health. We also share some tips on how to incorporate them into your daily routine.... Read more

The best diet for health and weight loss
5th October 2022 | Alison Turner

The best diet for health and weight loss

Most of us will want to go on a diet at some stage. Trouble is, these days there are so many different types, it can be about as hard to pick a diet as it is to stick to one.... Read more

Easy ways to eat more vegies
6th September 2022 | Eativity editors

Easy ways to eat more vegies

Only around seven percent of Australian adults are eating the recommended five servings of vegetables a day. But getting your five a day is easy! We’ve got all the inspiration yo... Read more

5th August 2022 | Alison Turner

ReMilk: doing dairy differently

Australians drink an average of 97 litres of milk per person each year. Now a new milk has been launched that can slash more than 400 teaspoons of sugar from your diet every year.... Read more

Citrus fruits
5th July 2022 | Alison Turner

In season: Australian citrus

Mother Nature is quite the obliging dame. Just as cold and flu season hits, she brings us an abundance of naturally rich vitamin C sources. That’s right, citrus fruits are now in... Read more

Bad habits linger post lockdown
5th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Pandemic bad habits still linger

Lockdowns might be a distant memory for most, but it appears that some of the bad habits that Australians developed while stuck in their homes are proving pretty tough to shake.... Read more

How healthy is plant-based meat?
9th May 2022 | Alison Turner

How healthy is plant-based meat?

Processed meat alternatives like plant-based burgers, mince sausages and nuggets are marketed as a more sustainable, healthy alternative to meat. But are they good for you?... Read more

eating rhythms and mental health
2nd May 2022 | Elena Koning & Elisa Brietzke

Eating rhythms and mental health

When you eat matters for your body, but it also matters for your mind. Two experts in neuroscience and psychiatry share how your eating rhythms impact your mental health.... Read more

11th April 2022 | Kim Anastasiou, Mark Lawrence, Michalis Hadjikakou & Phillip Baker

Ultra-processed foods: your time is up

Deakin University experts explore how ultra-processed foods are trashing our health... and the planet. Here's how to spot them, and why Australia’s diet is in need of a tune-up.... Read more

vitamin D foods
4th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Vitamin D: are you getting enough?

A new Curtin University study has found that 95 percent of Australians have critically low vitamin D intakes. Here’s what you need to know, and how to boost your daily dose of D.... Read more

Cooking for better mental health
28th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Cooking up better mental health

Research from Edith Cowan University has found that being confident in the kitchen is not only good for you and your family’s taste buds; it’s also good for your mental health.... Read more

Eat the rainbow
21st March 2022 | Alison Turner

Living colour: eat the rainbow

The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the healthier you’ll be. But that’s not all. The wider the variety of fruit and vegies you eat, the greater the health benefits you get.... Read more

The real cost of weight loss
14th March 2022 | Eativity editors

The real cost of weight loss revealed

Many of us have dabbled in the latest diets. But new research from the University of South Australia shows that some popular diet trends can cost you more than just your waistline.... Read more

Vegetable consumption in the spotight
7th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Vegetable consumption in the spotlight

Increasing our national vegetable consumption should be a priority for our COVID recovery, say nutrition and agriculture sectors. They’ve joined forces to make it happen.... Read more

Healthy eating
21st February 2022 | Eativity editors

Healthy eating: easier than you think

Many of us started off 2022 with plans for a healthy new year. But if you’ve already busted those new year's resolutions to eat better or lose weight, it’s not too late to try... Read more

Foods to get you in the mood for love
14th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Foods to get you in the mood for love

Whether you're keen to impress a date or want to rekindle the passion in your relationship, food can be a surprisingly powerful way to ramp up the romance this Valentine’s Day.... Read more

Healthy lunchbox tips and swaps
7th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Healthy lunchbox tips and swaps

As parents return to the daily task of school lunchbox packing, Nutrition Australia offers advice to help Aussie families create school lunches that are both healthy and enjoyable.... Read more

Why you keep eating when you’re full
31st January 2022 | Amanda Salis

Why you keep eating when you’re full

Ever eaten that last slice of pizza or polished off the kids’ dinner, even though you’d had enough? This should help you to understand what’s happening, and how to fix it.... Read more

Eating for energy
24th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Eating for energy: 4 questions answered

Eating for energy sounds simple enough: eat food, get energy. But some foods offer more sustainable sources of energy than others. Here’s how to get more pep in your step.... Read more

17th January 2022 | Clare Collins

4 plant-based foods to eat every week

A nutrition expert reveals the four plant-based foods she includes on her shopping list every week, along with the reasons why scientific research suggests they’re good for you.... Read more

Food and health trends of 2022
20th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Food and health trends we’ll see in 2022

After two years of COVID craziness, maintaining good health has never been more front of mind. Experts from Endeavour College share the next big food and health trends of 2022.... Read more

health and nutrition news
13th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Need to know health and nutrition news

The latest health and nutrition news reveals how yoghurt could be the answer for a problem that plagues millions, and how rotten fruit could help to detect cancer.... Read more

Food addiction
6th December 2021 | Tracy Burrows & Megan Whatnall

Food addiction: breaking the habit

Concerned about overeating? Here’s everything you need to know about food addiction, including how you can tell if you have a problem, and how you can get help to treat it.... Read more

29th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Nutrition news: the latest research

Can nutritious food work as well as medicine for treating Australia’s leading health problems? What can you eat to beat Alzheimer’s? And does the gut really cause autism?... Read more

22nd November 2021 | Eativity editors

The best foods for a productivity boost

Struggling to stay motivated at work? Adopting these simple nutrition habits can raise those productivity levels and give you all the energy you need to make it through the workday... Read more

15th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Save the planet (and your health)

Need another reason to cut back on junk food? A new study has found that reducing our intake of processed foods is not just better for our health. It’s also better for the planet... Read more

8th November 2021 | Susie Burrell

Brain-boosting foods for exam time

An essential part of exam prep and performance involves keeping those young minds fuelled with energy. So fire up that grey matter with this advice from top dietitian Susie Burrell... Read more

1st November 2021 | Nicole Dynan

Kickstart your summer health goals

Summer is coming! For many of us, months of lockdown have thrown healthy eating plans into disarray. To get your diet back on track, try these tips from dietitian Nicole Dynan.... Read more

25th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Nutrition research says eat fats & carbs

More studies have found convincing evidence that consuming foods like nuts, dairy, olive oil and carbs can help to prevent some of the most common lifestyle diseases in Australia.... Read more

19th October 2021 | Marian Cunningham

Food allergies: 5 myths explained

Many people misdiagnose themselves or their kids with a food intolerance or allergy. It’s time to set the record straight on five of the most common food allergy misconceptions.... Read more

11th October 2021 | Alison Turner

10 native foods you should be eating

Australian native foods not only offer uniquely delicious flavours, textures and aromas; many are also nutritional powerhouses that put our more common “superfoods” to shame.... Read more

27th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in food and nutrition research

Aussie research has found heartening news for dairy lovers, helpful advice on picky eaters and a new method that could have you treating health problems from your own backyard.... Read more

20th September 2021 | Eativity editors

Can you eat to beat type 2 diabetes?

Dr Michael Mosley puts his body on the line in a revealing new television special that examines the effects of Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease – type 2 diabetes.... Read more

13th September 2021 | James Halim

5 good reasons to eat more plant foods

Most of us could do with more plants in our diet. If you’re needing a nudge to make a change, dietitian James Halim has 5 very good reasons to get more plants on your plate.... Read more

6th September 2021 | Tara Kaff

What to eat for a good night’s sleep

Forever chasing those 8 hours of solid shut-eye? We hear from X50 health expert and dietitian Tara Kaff about what you can do to get a better night’s kip.... Read more

30th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Nucane: fighting sugar with sugar

An Australian company has devised new tech that could be a global game changer for the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic, turning the sugar problem into the sugar solution.... Read more

23rd August 2021 | Alison Turner

Metabolism-boosting foods: fact or fib?

Can certain foods and drinks really “speed up” your metabolism? And can this help you to control your weight? Eativity gets an expert’s take on these burning questions.... Read more

16th August 2021 | Giaan Rooney

Eat your way to a healthy microbiome

COVID has taught us that some microbes can be very dangerous. But most are our friends, not our foes. Here’s how you can keep your own unique microbial community healthy.... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

How to snack like an Olympic athlete

While the Olympics might be over, many of us still have a marathon ahead as we wait for lockdown to end. To keep your health in check, try these athlete-approved snack ideas.... Read more

How our charities feed the homeless
7th August 2021 | Moira Geddes

How our charities feed the homeless

This Homelessness Week, Eativity spoke with staff and volunteers from frontline charities to shine a light on the important work they do every day to help feed Australia's homeless... Read more

2nd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Latest research: need-to-know findings

Fewer Aussies are aware of the health risks of being overweight, two studies reveal scary stuff about energy drinks, and new research offers a sweet way to keep your mind sharp.... Read more

26th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Coffee: exactly how much is too much?

While a cup of coffee can put some pep in your step on a dreary Monday morning, new research has found a link between too much caffeine and some serious health conditions.... Read more

Eat like the Japanese and live forever
26th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Eat like the Japanese and live forever

Japan has the world's highest life expectancy, and a key reason for this is their diet. As the Tokyo Olympics hits its stride, we share how you can follow their nutritional lead.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

Bulk-cooking and storing hot food safely

Millions of bored Aussies in lockdown will be cooking up huge batches of food for something to do. But unless you want to make everyone sick, you need to do it safely.... Read more

19th July 2021 | Clare Collins, Lee Ashton & Rebecca Williams

Truth behind trending diets exposed

Diets claiming you’ll lose zillions of kilos in next to no time pop up on social media relentlessly. Three experts examine the science (or lack thereof) behind 4 trending diets.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Foods for body and mind: new research

We share some of the latest nutritional advice well worth heeding, along with one rather dubious claim that – while very tempting to believe – is clearly too good to be true.... Read more

5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey: from pantry staple to health food

Honey has been used as medicine for centuries, but why? New Australian research is discovering just how beneficial this sweet and sticky toast-topper can be for our health.... Read more

28th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Take a trip to the Gut Bacteria Reef

A new report has revealed the surprising similarities between the ecosystems of the human gut and the Great Barrier Reef. Now you can take a deep dive to see for yourself.... Read more

Aussie veg intake
24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie veg intake: “We need to act now”

A new report has highlighted a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to invest in a happier, healthier and wealthier Australia – and it’s as simple as eating more vegetables.... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

How whole grains could us save billions

Australia could make healthcare savings of more than $1.4 billion every year if everyone simply swapped just three serves a day of refined grain foods to wholegrain ones.... Read more

7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s latest food safety report card

The Food Safety Information Council has released a progress report on Australia’s food safety record. While we’re doing well in some areas, there’s also room for improvement.... Read more

How to get off the weight gain train
7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

How to get off the weight gain train

Have you worked hard to lose weight, just to find it all sneaking its way back on again? New Australian research might have found the culprit behind your “weight gain creep”.... Read more

31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Fuel your immunity ahead of flu season

Aussies have been warned to expect a surge in colds and flu this winter, after a record low flu year in 2020. Here’s how to give your immune system an edge on the dreaded lurgy.... Read more

Benefits of a healthy diet: new research
24th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Benefits of a healthy diet: new research

Could prescriptions for fruit and vegies instead of pills help to prevent disease? New Aussie research provides greater insight into the many (many) benefits of a healthy diet.... Read more

Australian pears
17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Good things come in Australian pears

While 2020 might have been all about takeaway and trackie daks, in 2021 Australians are focused on health and wellbeing. The freshest, easiest way to boost both is simple: pears.... Read more

Eat on the bright side with sweet potatoes
12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet potatoes: eat on the bright side

They’re the busy person's MVP: from fighting fatigue to boosting your mood, there are plenty of good reasons to get more Australian sweet potatoes on your plate.... Read more

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?
10th May 2021 | Joanne Ma

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?

Since COVID hit, demand for innovative products in the natural health space has never been stronger. And one enterprising Aussie couple may have hit upon the next big thing.... Read more

Top diet myths to know on #NoDietDay
6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Top diet myths to know on #NoDietDay

To mark International No Diet Day – a day to love and appreciate the awesome body you have – food and nutrition scientist Dr Emma Beckett has broken down the top 5 diet myths.... Read more

3rd May 2021 | Eativity editors

Health status dictates desire for coffee

Whether you’re the double espresso type or prefer a weak and milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your health than you realise.... Read more

Dietary mistakes you could be making
3rd May 2021 | Gabrielle Newman

Dietary mistakes you could be making

Clinical nutritionist Gabrielle Newman shares some of the more common dietary mistakes that people make – often without even realising that they’re doing anything wrong.... Read more

What's your breakfast personality?
26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

What’s your breakfast personality?

Research from Deakin University has identified five breakfast personalities among the national population, in findings that could promote healthier choices in the Aussie diet.... Read more

19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Crunch time on bad snacking habits

The Australian Apples 2021 Snack Report has revealed that the majority of Australians are keen to break away from the bad snacking habits they picked up during 2020 lockdowns.... Read more

Growing pains: feeding hungry teens
12th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Growing pains: feeding hungry teens

The teen years are a critical period of development, requiring increased nutrients. We consult an expert to find out more about your teenager’s nutritional needs.... Read more

29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Go green & eat early: the latest research

Popeye was right: leafy greens really do boost muscle strength. In other new findings, why stubborn belly fat can be so hard to shift, and yet another good reason to eat breakfast.... Read more

The link between diet and depression
22nd March 2021 | Sarah Maguire

The link between diet and depression

Evidence is building that fruit and vegies play a vital role in maintaining good mental health, especially among young people, according to a study by Australian researchers.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Kathleen Alleaume

5 nutritionist-approved breakfast ideas

Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume shares her quick, healthy and convenient breakfast ideas that will help you to start your day off right, even if you’ve slept through the alarm.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Eativity editors

2 in 5 Aussies think salt is heart-healthy

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians to shake off the salt in our diet, as new research reveals that too many of us still believe it can be part of heart-healthy eating.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Dr Beth Steels

Microbiome magic: food and immunity

Biochemical nutritionist Dr Beth Steels shares her expertise on the gut-immune axis, the microbiome and how beneficial bacteria can help support your immune system naturally.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Eggs: the ultimate nutrition all-rounder

When it comes to eating eggs, you shouldn’t be chicken. Not only are they a tasty addition to any meal, eggs also contain an impressive shell-ection of vitamins and nutrients.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Alison Turner

Healthier chocolate now a sweet reality

Food scientists from the University of Southern Queensland have teamed up with local chocolate-makers to invent a choc-ternative that might actually be good for you.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Spice, old flies and a double espresso

Did spice-heavy cuisines evolve as a way to beat food poisoning? And do we really need to restrict our food intake to live longer? We digest some of the latest nutrition research.... Read more

11th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Eggs & cholesterol: debate continues

In response to a new study on egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality, Australian Eggs is urging caution in how the study findings should be interpreted by consumers.... Read more

Diet and teeth: myths, facts and stats
1st February 2021 | Donika Kraeva

Diet and teeth: myths, facts and stats

Is veganism bad for your teeth? Does sugar-free mean cavity-free? And what the hell is keto breath? We take a bite out of some of the most common dental myths and facts.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Dr Min Yeo

Managing menopause: a dietary approach

Making the transition into menopause can be a difficult time for many women. But there are natural approaches that can help to reduce symptoms and improve overall health.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Colour me healthy: next level fruit & veg

A team of Queensland researchers is developing ways to boost the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables, giving health-conscious consumers even more bang for their buck.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

This diet could reverse type 2 diabetes

Australian scientists have contributed to an international study that has discovered one particular dietary approach could potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Lose weight the right way in 2021

Gained a few COVID kilos last year? If so, you’re far from alone, so don’t beat yourself up. Instead, follow this expert advice to help get your diet back on the healthy track.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet treats & superfoods for a well being

Dietitian Tara Kaff shares her top five superfoods to help you stay healthy and happy in 2021, along with two sweet treats that taste as good as they are good for you.... Read more

31st December 2020 | Eativity editors

How to make 2021 your year of health

Want to eat better in the new year? Try these simple tips from an expert. And to kick off your year of healthy eating, we also share a recipe for an uber-nutritious Buddha bowl.... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Wrinkly peas: the newest superfood?

It might not be as Insta-worthy as an acai bowl, but the latest vegie to earn the title of “superfood” could do something much more vital than jazzing up your social media feed... Read more

Which plant-based milk is best for health?
7th December 2020 | Leah Dowling

Plant-based milk vs. dairy for health

Plant-based milks are going gangbusters – they now account for around 7% of all milk drunk in Australia. But when it comes to nutrition, how do they compare to moo juice?... Read more

Phones down! How to eat mindfully
30th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Phones down! How to eat mindfully

We’re so bombarded with external stimuli, we’re often too distracted to focus our attention on any one task, including lunch. Here’s how to add mindfulness to your meals.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Experts say it’s time to rethink pink salt

Do you think pink salt is better for you? Independent Aussie research has analysed salt samples to establish whether the pretty salt actually offers any nutritional benefit.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Alison Turner

There’s something about dairy…

When we think about the health benefits of foods, it’s usually based around individual nutrients. But new research is suggesting that we should be thinking more big picture.... Read more

17th November 2020 | Eativity editors

New research says go (over) easy on eggs

Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food. But you might not want to eat them every day: research has linked eating too many eggs to a chronic disease.... Read more

Diabetes: are we eating ourselves blind?
9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Diabetes: are we eating ourselves blind?

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and 2020’s Australian of the Year are urging people to drastically reduce their sugar intake in order to avoid potential blindness.... Read more

Toddler milk: is it really necessary?
9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Toddler milk: is it really necessary?

Formula companies and Insta-mums might say it’s the healthy choice, but do toddlers really need a special milk formula? Health and parenting experts have weighed in.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

The meal deal: weight loss at the ready

Thinking about trying a meal delivery service to help with weight-loss? While taste and price are important, choosing one backed by science will boost your chances of success.... Read more

Cram with healthy foods for exams
19th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Cram with healthy foods for exams

With final exams for Year 12 students coming up, now is a good time to think about the connection between healthy food and mental wellbeing, particularly for young people.... Read more

12th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Season’s eatings: time to taste the fruit

Eating with the seasons is the best way to get the most nutrients out of your fresh fruit. We’ve picked four nutritional superstars that you should sink your teeth into.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Professor Clare Collins

Compound interest: phytonutrients

Phytonutrients can boost your health and help to reduce your risk of chronic disease. Here are four and where you can find them (including in your next cup of coffee).... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Get more out of your fruit and vegies

Pre-cut, packaged fruits and vegies might be convenient, but they’re also lower in nutritional value. Here’s the expert take on how to get the most out of your fresh produce.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Iso-chef star on fresh Aussie food crusade

Growcom has announced a collaboration with internet cooking sensation Nat’s What I Reckon as a part of a national campaign to urge people to eat more fresh Aussie produce.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Meat Free Week: eat well to be well

It’s Meat Free Week – an opportunity to go meat-free for seven days and start thinking about how much meat you eat, as well as the impact eating too much meat can have.... Read more

14th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Does your diet need a spring clean?

We’ve all been hibernating a bit more than usual this past winter. So if your diet needs a spring spruce-up, we’ve got some expert advice to help clear out the cobwebs.... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Steak, sprouts & snacks: latest research

Whatever dietary lifestyle you choose, there are always going to be good and bad elements at play. Here are some of the latest research findings in the world of nutrition.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

How to reduce your risk of stroke

This National Stroke Week, Nutrition Australia wants to raise awareness of how a healthy diet can reduce the risk of stroke by supporting a healthy heart, brain and body.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Study finds benefits to beef-lentil blend

Not everyone can make the switch to a plant-based diet overnight. But there are ways to eat more sustainably and healthily without completely forgoing the foods that you love.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Packaged foods: more needs to be done

The George Institute for Global Health’s annual snapshot of the nation’s packaged food supply shows there’s a lot more work to be done to reduce diet-related disease.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Alison Turner

Dress for success: the best oils for health

Cooking oils are a key part of any good meal – oil can enhance the flavour and mouthfeel of foods of all kinds. But which oil should you use, and should you be using it at all?... Read more

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Food safety alert: roll-up risk for raw fish

What’s in your sushi, sashimi and ceviche? The Food Safety Information Council wants to alert consumers about food safety risks in preparing your own raw fish dishes.... Read more

24th August 2020 | Alison Turner

Fermented foods for better health

Fermented foods are linked to jar-loads of health benefits. But which fermented products should you buy? And how do you make your own at home? Here’s the experts’ take.... Read more

14th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: products to boost wellbeing

Want to feel good? Of course you do! We’re all more focused on physical and mental health these days, so here’s our pick of latest and greatest new feelgood products.... Read more

10th August 2020 | Michaela Sparrow

Good things come in small packages

Are you looking for a super-nutritious food that won’t break the bank but will boost your nutrient intake? You might have been walking past it all this time.... Read more

5th August 2020 | Alison Turner

Changing lives – one bar at a time

How one woman’s struggle with dietary issues has led her to create a simple snacking solution for thousands of Aussies who would otherwise be suffering in silence.... Read more

It’s official: chocolate is good for you
31st July 2020 | Eativity editors

It’s official: chocolate is good for you

This is the kind of good news everyone wants to hear on a Friday: eating chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. Whooh-hooh!... Read more

28th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia’s diet: what’s the score?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released Australia’s Health 2020, the latest “report card” on our health. So how are we doing as a nation, diet-wise?... Read more

27th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Feasting and fasting: the latest findings

Over-indulge on the weekend? Hey, we’re all human. And if you’re otherwise healthy, a study has found your body can cope surprisingly well with a one-off calorie blowout.... Read more

25th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Behold, the mushroom: fruit of life

Mushrooms can do much more than just add oomph to a pasta sauce – they’re the very model of sustainability, and a critical component of life on Earth itself.... Read more

22nd July 2020 | Eativity editors

A more sustainable source of omega-3

The CSIRO is using new technology to produce omega-3 oils from ocean microbes, offering an alternative to sourcing it from wild fish and creating new economic opportunities.... Read more

20th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Cooking for a cause with Manu Feildel

Food tastes twice as good when it’s doing good, so join the 3 Course Challenge this August and help raise funds for breast cancer research. Challenge accepted!... Read more

Banana starch: a greener way to gut health
10th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Banana starch: go green for gut health

A new supplement made from food that would otherwise go to waste is providing an innovative and sustainably-minded research-driven solution to gut health problems.... Read more

8th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Collagen: eat your way to younger skin

Collagen can help to reduce wrinkles and slow skin ageing, but it turns out that if you want to improve your skin, you need to eat collagen, not smear it on your face.... Read more

6th July 2020 | Eativity editors

On the wagon: benefits of a dry July

Dry July has kicked off in earnest, and those taking part are probably already noticing the benefits. So what can a month off the booze do for you?... Read more

3rd July 2020 | Moira Geddes

How much sugar is okay?

Food facts: check out our video to find out how much sugar Australians are actually consuming each day... and how it compares to what the experts recommend.... Read more

1st July 2020 | Eativity editors

Vegies: Aussie intake “unacceptably low”

A new report has revealed that Australians are not even close to eating enough daily serves of vegetables. And the recent lockdown has only worsened the situation.... Read more

26th June 2020 | Susie Burrell

Seasonal superfoods for a healthy winter

Winter has arrived, as has the desire for heartier, richer meals. To inspire you in the kitchen, we’ve shared some of the best “superfoods” in season right now.... Read more

25th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Dinner bell: eat late, gain weight.

If you tend to eat dinner late at night, you could be increasing your risk of gaining weight as well as potentially developing a whole range of nasty health problems.... Read more

23rd June 2020 | Eativity editors

Federal pledge to address food allergies

Did you know that Australia is the world’s allergy capital? To help change this, a government committee has announced its plan to help prevent, cure and manage food allergies.... Read more

What is nutrient bioavailability?
22nd June 2020 | Lidia Gled

What is nutrient bioavailability?

When you prep, bite, chew and digest food, you create a series of changes which affect that food’s nutrients. Here’s how to get the most from your diet.... Read more

19th June 2020 | Eativity editors

New rules: what to eat to beat cancer

When you want the right advice, ask the experts. The American Cancer Society has updated its dietary guidelines for cancer prevention, with changes based on the latest evidence.... Read more

17th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Plant-based meat: a better burger

So you love a good burger, but want to cut down on your red meat consumption? We've got you covered. Check out these plant-based burgers that are good for you – and the planet.... Read more

15th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Food co-ops: making us healthier together

Food co-ops could be the answer to our nation’s low fruit and vegetable intake by improving fresh produce access and affordability, according to a new Australian study.... Read more

The dos and don'ts of food safety
15th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The dos and don’ts of food safety

Eating food is great. Unless it makes you sick. But if you follow a few simple rules, you can enjoy your food without it making an appearance again a few hours later.... Read more

15th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Better latte than never: coffee & wellbeing

Is coffee good for you, or bad for you? Or both? Three recent large-scale studies have shed some interesting light on coffee’s impact on our health.... Read more

12th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Fact or fiction: top nutrition myths busted

Herbalife has revealed the top nutrition myths confounding Asia Pacific consumers. It’s time for a myth-busting session, to clear up the confusion once and for all.... Read more

10th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Social media & nutrition: pros & pitfalls

More than half of us are now using social media to find nutrition information, but the prevalence of online myths is making it hard for people to access the right advice.... Read more

10th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Kids may not grow out of picky eating

If your pre-schooler wages war over eating “yucky” vegies, brace yourself: a new study finds they may not grow out of it. But there are things you can do to help.... Read more

8th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Food and mood: eating for wellbeing

It’s no secret that eating a balanced diet is good for your body. But did you know that a healthy diet can also reduce your risk of developing depression and anxiety?... Read more

4th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Almost a day’s calories in some fast food

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed some fast food chains are serving up almost all your daily energy needs in a single meal.... Read more

3rd June 2020 | Eativity editors

New campaign to support Aussie growers

Feeling blue? Eat more greens. You won't just be doing yourself a favour, you'll also be helping to support Australia's fresh food producers. It's good mood food!... Read more

3rd June 2020 | Eativity editors

Spice up your life… and your health

Adding spices to your meal will certainly make it taste good, but new research from Penn State University has revealed it could boost its health benefits, too.... Read more

29th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Is the Health Star Rating misleading?

A new study into food labelling has shown that the current Health Star Rating system may be misleading consumers by giving a false “health halo” to many popular junk foods.... Read more

27th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Well and good: eating for immunity

A healthy diet can help to support a healthy immune system, but eating too much of the wrong things can make you more susceptible to getting sick.... Read more

Supermarkets urged to stop plugging junk
20th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets urged to stop plugging junk

The heavy promotion of junk foods by Australia's biggest supermarket chains is encouraging bad dietary habits, especially in our poorer areas, a new study has found.... Read more

18th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Losing focus? Your lunch may be to blame

If you're struggling to concentrate in the afternoons, it might not be boredom causing that poor attention span: new research says your last meal could be the culprit.... Read more

12th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Study links vitamin D and coronavirus

A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and higher numbers of COVID-19 cases. So how can you get more vitamin D into your day?... Read more

6th May 2020 | Eativity editors

A fresh approach to our fruit & veg intake

The majority of Australians are still not eating anywhere near enough fruit and vegetables. Now a new group of experts has formed, and they've got big plans to change this.... Read more

4th May 2020 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 food hygiene: an expert’s tips

How do you keep your fresh fruit and vegetables safe and virus-free? You can save your sanitiser for a start, says food microbiologist Julian Cox.... Read more

28th April 2020 | Eativity editors

Alarming rise in alcohol consumption

New research has found that since COVID-19 locked us all in our homes, Australians have been buying and drinking more alcohol. So what is it doing to our health?... Read more

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