• The research is in: ‘better-for-you’ alcohol is just marketing spin

    • Nov 17, 2021
    • by Gael Myers, Danica Keric

    When an alcohol product claims to be low in sugar or carbs, organic, natural, or that it has nothing artificial, is it actually any better for us?

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    6 ways to eat your way to better mental health

    • Oct 07, 2021
    • by Ellen Hart

    In support of Mental Health Week 2020 (and boy do we need it this year!), we've put together some practical tips to help you eat your way to better mental health.

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    Kitchen confidential: fast food industry tactics exposed

    • Apr 13, 2021
    • by Anne Finch

    If you’ve ever peeled open a burger to shove shreds of limp lettuce back into a puddle of semi-transparent mayonnaise and wondered… “why am I eating this again?”, we might have some answers for you.

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    6 surprising facts about nutrition

    • Oct 27, 2020
    • by Gael Myers

    In my work as a dietitian I sometimes come across surprising nutrition facts that are too interesting not to share! Here are my top 6.

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    The surprising amount of kilojoules in alcohol

    • Jun 01, 2020
    • by Abbie-Clare Vidler

    Many people are surprised to find out that alcohol, in all its forms, is packed with kilojoules. Over time, the kilojoules in the alcohol we drink can really start to stack up, which can lead to weight gain.

  • Women reads food label

    Judging a book by its cover: Can you tell how healthy a food is by looking at the label?

    • Feb 06, 2020
    • by Gael Myers

    With our supermarket aisles overflowing with choice and the persuasive influence of clever marketing and ‘buzz’ nutrition words, choosing the healthiest option is not always obvious. We’ve put together an easy guide to help you cut through the claims and decide for yourself if a food is a healthy choice.

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    5 healthy tips that are not weight focused

    • Jan 20, 2020
    • by Guest Author

    We live in a world with endless quick fix diets telling us to cut carbs, turn our back on cooked foods or live off nothing but juice. It’s time to ditch the diets and release ourselves from this dieting mentality.

  • dental mirror

    Sugary drinks are a rotten choice

    • Jan 15, 2020
    • by Dr Rebecca Williams

    The Australian Dental Association of WA has teamed up with LiveLighter® to create a new campaign to help ditch sugary drinks and help to keep dentist visits quick and painless. Dr Rebecca Williams, paediatric dentist, gives us the rundown on why sugary drinks are a rotten choice.  

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    LiveLighter investigates: alcohol-free alcohol

    • Dec 24, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    With the popularity of non-alcoholic drinks on the rise these drinks are moving from the fringe to being a viable option when you are staying away from drinking. However, there’s very little information out there about how many kilojoules these drinks actually contain. To find out more we scoured 26 bottle shops and supermarkets in the Perth metro area looking for non-alcoholic versions of your favourite beer, wine, cider and spirits.

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    Low-carb craze: Should we avoid carbohydrates?

    • Nov 06, 2019
    • by Guest Author

    We see endless weight loss diets suggesting that we ditch the carbs. These diets claim that cutting carbs will lead to weight loss, but is that the truth? And should we really be avoiding them?