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  • A variety of different coloured fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds.

    Plants put the brakes on ageing

    • Mar 08, 2022
    • by Guest Author

    Eating to age healthily may not fight greys or rid you of your ‘smile-lines’ but it can help delay declines in strength and energy levels, and reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease. Featuring the right foods can fuel our cells to fend off inflammation linked to ageing, and keep us fit and on our feet for longer.

  • A bag of food scraps from fruits, vegetables, and eggs

    Waste not, want not: Refuse to refuse your foods

    • Feb 07, 2022
    • by Guest Author

    Picture the Melbourne Cricket Ground filled up four and a half times with groceries. That is how much edible food is wasted by Australian households each year. Australia’s household food wastage amounts to 2.5 million tonnes of food refuse turfed, out of a total of 7.3 million tonnes of food discarded in the country, so how do we cut-down on this?

  • vegie chips

    Pass the salt on the vegie chips

    • Dec 08, 2021
    • by Guest Author

    If you’ve been in a supermarket lately and happened to walk down the “health food” aisle, you may have noticed an explosion in the number of chip alternatives on offer. Vegie chips often have enticing labels promising a healthier alternative to your standard crinkle cut. But are they really healthier?

  • A gut feeling: What is the microbiome and why is it important?

    • Oct 12, 2021
    • by Guest Author

    The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Each person has around 160 different species of bacteria living in their digestive tract, making up a weighty 2kg in total!

  • Prebiotics and probiotics: a quick guide

    • Oct 12, 2021
    • by Guest Author

    We often hear about prebiotics and probiotics. And that they have something to do with gut health. But what actually are they? Read on to find out!