Articles tagged with: nutrition

What is your relationship with food and eating?

What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make new DNA and thus cells cannot divide and multiply properly. Growth then stops or is distorted. Rapidly-dividing cells such as those that make up the neural tube need folate in plentiful supply.

10 January 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What tropical fruit is that?

What tropical fruit is that?

It’s summer in the southern hemisphere and that’s when we get an abundance of tropical fruits. More and more exotic-looking...

3 January 2018 by Guest post

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Smart Holiday Eating

As an American, I was fortunate to spend two Christmas holidays with Australian friends many years ago. My friends shared their...

20 December 2017 by Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, author of Food & Fitness After 50

Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

Product Snapshot Coca Cola No Sugar

Really? Yet another sugar-free version of the famous multimillion dollar Coca Cola brand? This is attempt No 4 at a no-sugar variety...

13 December 2017 by Guest post

November 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter -  Healthy and useful Christmas gifts I’d be happy to receive

November 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Healthy and useful Christmas gifts I’d be happy to receive

Less than a month to go before Christmas! Each year it seems to get harder and harder to find gifts that are useful, healthy and...

28 November 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Book Review: Short Cuts to Glory with Matt Okine

Book Review: Short Cuts to Glory with Matt Okine

Subtitled The easy beginner’s guide for Australian cooks, it’s probably a good one to hand to your offspring as they head off to...

22 November 2017 by Guest reviewer