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3 new studies link eating red to a healthy heart
By: Courtesy of EurekaAlert

WASHINGTON D.C., April 12, 2011 – Tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to new research presented at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in Washington, DC. In a series of ... [More]...


A Healthy Snack Idea from One Life
By: The Food Coach Team

New from One Life are these great little snack packs containing different combinations of fresh apple, apple & pear, grapes, apple & cheese plus carrot & celery sticks. We are a snacking nation, so let us at least have a truly ... [More]...


After School Snacks Weigh Down Our Kids
By: The Food Coach

Weight management experts from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead say new research confirms that Australian kids are getting the balance wrong when it comes to after school snacks. Unveiled this week at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s National Conference, the survey represents ... [More]...


Apple cider vinegar
By: Lisa Costa Bir , Naturopath

Apple cider vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid. This acid (and thus vinegar) has been shown to help stop gastric acid from leaving the stomach. Regularly consuming apple cider vinegar helps to improve the quality of digestive juices ... [More]...


Cabbage juice for gastric ulcers
By: Lisa Costa Bir Naturopath

Peptic ulcers are painful ulcers that appear in the gut however the humble cabbage may be of use to sufferers! Thirteen patients with peptic ulcer were treated with fresh cabbage juice, which, experiments have indicated, contains an antipeptic ulcer constituent known ... [More]...


Call for traffic light labels on cereals
By: The Food Coach

A recent study by food quality pressure group The Parents Jury and nutritionist Rosemary Stanton has uncovered damning evidence with regards to several breakfast cereals. The study compared packaging claims and marketing slogans with actual ingredients in products such as Kellogg's ... [More]...


Cereal & Kids
By: Lisa Costa Bir

This study looked at the effects of serving high-sugar cereals on children's breakfast-eating behavior, in particular, whether (1) children will consume low-sugar ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals and (2) the effects of serving high- versus low-sugar cereals on the consumption of cereal, refined ... [More]...


Dark Chocolate Is More Filling Than Milk Chocolate And Lessens Cravings
By: Information courtesy of Science Daily

Research at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen – shows that dark chocolate is far more filling than milk chocolate, lessening our craving for sweet, salty and fatty foods. In other words, eating dark chocolate may ... [More]...


Dates: The ultimate superfood
By: Lisa Costa Bir, Naturopath

Dates have been the staple food for millions of people around the world for centuries however little research has been done on their health promoting benefits, additionally, though nutrient rich, in Australia dates do not enjoy a reputation as a healthy ... [More]...


Does gluten cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people without coeliac disease?
By: Lisa Costa Bir

Gluten sensitivity and intolerance is huge at the moment. We know that gluten is a definite no no for people suffering from coeliac disease but what effect does gluten ingestion have on gastrointestinal symptoms & intestinal permeability in non-coeliac, gluten intolerant ... [More]...



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