• Collection of wholegrains and fruits laid out on a white surface

    Balancing bowel health: ways to help reduce your risk of bowel cancer

    • Nov 05, 2021
    • by Stefanie Hodson, Emma Glassenbury

    When it comes to a healthy bowel, the first thing that springs to many of our minds is eating more fibre. But eating enough fibre isn’t the only thing you can do to keep your bowel happy and help reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

  • 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!

  • Mediterranean diet

    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.

  • Plant based diet

    Plant-based diets: good for your health, your wallet, and the planet

    • Aug 31, 2021
    • by Guest Author

    A growing number of Aussies are trying to reduce their intake of animal foods, and there are a lot of good reasons why. Moving to a more plant-based diet can improve your health, save you money, and help save the planet. Lettuce tell you all about it!

  • Fast food worker hands over food to customer

    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.

  • kJ comparison of cider and a burger

    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.

  • Cooking pasta

    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?

  • Drinks in a supermarket fridge

    Study reveals 2 in 3 drinks at supermarket checkouts are bad for health

    • Sep 09, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    To investigate the extent to which sugary drinks are promoted at the supermarket checkout LiveLighter collected data from Coles and Woolworths stores in the Perth metropolitan area.

  • Processed meats

    4 foods you should eat & 3 you should avoid to prevent cancer

    • Aug 27, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    With so much information out there about food and cancer, and everyone from doctors to crusading mums to celebrity chefs weighing in, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to getting accurate nutrition information. Here are 7 dietitian approved tips for reducing your cancer risk.