• Melbourne barista, Mike Dupes

    Mike reaps health benefits of kicking sugary drink habit

    • Mar 01, 2018
    • by Clare O'Shea

    By cutting back on sugary soft drinks, Mike has reduced his risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, plus a range of other weight-related health problems. And now, with new research from Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne revealing sugary drink consumption can increase the risk of cancer, it looks like he has reduced this risk too.

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    Health food aisle

    • Mar 01, 2018
    • by Amelia Harray

    Guilt-free food? The health food aisle may seem trendy, but it all comes down to clever marketing...

  • puppies enjoying watermelon

    How to cool down without the sugar

    • Jan 11, 2018
    • by Alison McAleese

    At first glimpse a frozen drink can seem like a cheap and innocent way to cool down on a scorching day. However, we looked beyond the price tag and found they’re packed with added sugar!

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    Sugary Drinks Brain freeze - When a $1 drink becomes a part of our everyday

    • Nov 27, 2017
    • by Emma Groves

    As the weather heats up, beware the barrage of $1 frozen sugary drink promotions. Available in fast food outlets, petrol stations, sports centres and delis, you could be forgiven for thinking that at $1 a frozen treat is a fun, harmless way to treat yourself in the warmer weather.

  • Hidden sugar

    Exposing the hidden sugar in your diet

    • Nov 14, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    We all know that confectionary is full of sugar, but you might be surprised to learn that tomato sauce is about one quarter sugar and a sugary drink contains up to 16 teaspoons of sugar! Where is the sugar hiding in your diet?

  • Breakfast on the go

    On-the-go breakfast products

    • Sep 19, 2017
    • by Anne Finch

    Breakfast on the go – the most popular products tested for nutrition and value.

  • Health Food Aisle Alternatives

    How healthy is the "health food" aisle?

    • May 31, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    Paleo, superfoods, activated, raw – the health food section of the supermarket is full of snacks which claim to be healthy. But are they worth the extra cost?

  • berry yoghurt

    What's hiding in your yoghurt?

    • Apr 27, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    Discover how much sugar is hiding in your yoghurt - you'd be surprised!

  • overweight and cancer risk

    Carrying extra weight and cancer risk

    • Dec 02, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    Maintaining a healthy weight is an important way to reduce your risk of cancer, with obesity now linked to more cancer types than ever before.

  • Spring clean your fridge

    Operation Spring Clean: make healthy eating the easy choice

    • Sep 16, 2016
    • by Jenny Atkins

    Spring is here and plans start being made to deep clean the house, spruce up the garden, organise the garage and wardrobe. What about your pantry, fridge and freezer? Do you stare at a cluttered fridge and pantry wondering what to cook for dinner?