Gluten-free is the trendy food darling of the moment. I’ve never seen a wider choice of gluten-free pasta, bread, muffins, shortbread and muesli bars. Even gluten-free pizza and cookies. But if you don’t have to avoid gluten for medical reasons, I don’t believe these speciality foods will help you lose weight or digest your food better.
Milk permeate is an issue which is running hot in the TV, Newspapers and Social Media at the moment. So what’s the whole truth and what’s the “filtered” truth and more importantly from my point of view, what’s the REAL issue here.
On Sunday night (4th November 2012) the Twittersphere went ballistic with hundreds of Tweeters critiquing and poking fun at celebrity chef Pete Evans’ daily diet which had appeared in Sunday Life, a supplement of The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald. The item that came in for most derision from the My Day on a Plate feature was activated almonds. In fact it was so popular it had its own hashtag #activatedalmonds. So what are activated almonds and do they have any health benefits over and above ordinary almonds?
Vitamin waters make claims on their pack for energy, defence, focus or recharge. Are these true or are they just sugar-laden flavoured drinks masquerading as healthy drinks? Read and download my review of the four best-sellers in this category and see why I think they're in the category of 'lolly water' ....
First came Toohey's Maxim, then Pure Blonde, followed by Hahn Super Dry. These days, it seems the choice of low carb beers is forever expanding. Health-conscious Australians have taken to these beers with gusto, but the question remains - are low carb beers any better for your health? Well, like most things in nutrition, it depends on what you are hoping to achieve.
The township of Bundanoon and the NSW State Government have decided to ban bottled water (although the State Government is contracted until 2011 to purchase it for staff and offices). They're sick of plastic bottles in landfills and can't see why we can't simply drink water straight from the tap. Sounds like a "bottler" of an idea but is it really? Here are the pros and cons...
Home cooking, sustainability, mini luxuries, food allergies, wholegrains, super foods and trans fats take centre stage for 2010. What's hot and on the rise in the world of diets, nutrition and healthy lifestyle? Here's my take on what's taking off for the rest of 2010 based on what I've canvassed from industry publications, health magazines, conferences as well as websites, blogs and Tweets.