Aussie diet woes -

The Australian Diet Survey has revealed some concerning trends in the Aussie diet. Australians over eat discretionary foods. A massive 1/3 of our diet is discretionary food. We are simply eating way too much added sugar, salt, saturated fats and alcohol. we are missing those foods with more nutrients - dairy, fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals.:

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Sorting the fads from fiction. How to find credible nutrition information

Five (5) tips to work out whether a new nutrition product or message is as good as it claims. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nutrition information should be based on scientific research and properly designed studies which are documented in professional journals. Look for an accredited practising dietitian (APD) for reliable, up to date nutrition advice.

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Heart Week 1-7 may 2016

Seven easy tips for your heart health. Eat your fruit and vegetables! Go for 2 pieces of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables per day. Choose wholegrain cereals such as oats, barley, wholegrain bread, natural muesli. Avoid eatng refined carbohydrates. Enjoy fish twice a week.

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Fan of Energy Drinks? Think Again.

Energy drinks have rapidly increased in popularity to manage fatigue, increase energy, improve mental alertness and concentration in our busy lives. However, energy drinks are linked to heart palpitations and heart problems.

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Do you eat a Mediterranean style Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is responsible for the good health and longevity of people in the Mediterranean region. A large volume of research supports the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating in managing many common lifestyle related health problems including- diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, dementia and cancer. What's more, the diet is economical.

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HCG - What is the science behind this weight loss fad?

After years of research, scientists have found no evidence that the hormone promotes any weight loss. The rapid weight loss has been linked to the 500 calorie restrictive diet followed. Anyone would lose weight on a 500-calorie diet because it’s impossible to meet your energy and nutrition needs when consuming so few calories on a daily basis.

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World Salt Awareness Week 29 Feb - 6 March 2016

AWASH is the Australian division of the World Action on Salt and Health. AWASH week aims to encourage us to reduce our salt intake. The average Australian eats 9 g of salt per day. This is double the suggested dietary target (SDT) of 4g per day. Lowering your salt intake has plenty of health benefits. Most people are surprised how quickly their taste buds adjust and they come to enjoy the new flavours in their food.

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Coeliac Awareness Week 13-20 March 2016

Do you suffer from: Tiredness? Frequent gastro upsets (vomiting, diarrhoea, tummy pain, constipation)? Anaemia or other nutritional deficiencies? If you answered yes, have you been checked for Coeliac Disease? An estimated 1 in 70 Australians have Coeliac Disease. Yet only 20% have been diagnosed.

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Year of the Pulses, 2016

2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The Australian Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods. Legumes can be a valuable, non animal source of protein as well as a vegetable serve. Many Australians still do not eat enough vegetables. Dietitians recommend people eat legumes and pulses at least 2-3 times a week because of their wonderful health benefits.

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Feeling Great in February with Australia's Healthy Weight Week

Dietitians and Nutritionists promote Australia's Healthy Weight Week to encourage Australian's to eat more home cooked meals and check their portion sizes. The benefits include healthy body weight, weight loss, a more nutritious diet, increased savings and quality time spent with the family.

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