Cut through the heart health confusion. Get tips from a nutritionist about diet, lifestyle, and more.
We all know that first impressions count, but what about predicting your future? You might not think the same way about the humble handshake again after hearing this news. The Economist reported on the 14th of May, 2015 about a study that intrigued the internet: can the strength of your handshake predict the length of […]
We all know that the foods we eat play a key role in our health. In general, people who consume a healthy diet tend to have fewer health problems. Whilst those who have a diet high in fat and highly processed foods, tend to have an increase in health problems. One current area of research is the effect […]
‘Overweight and obesity affects almost 63% of Australian adults and 25% of Aussie kids. The latest statistics show 37% of 25 – 50 year old women and men are overweight and 27% are obese .’ These statistics are alarming yet many Australian’s still do not approach weight loss in a healthy, sustainable manner. How can you […]
What is starch? Starch is a form of dietary carbohydrate and is the form in which glucose is stored in plants [1,2]. Chemically speaking, it is a polysaccharide which is made up of monosaccharides (glucose/sugar molecules) that are linked together. Starch is stored in compact granules consisting of two components: Amylose – a linear molecule […]
In Australia, 51% of adults have high blood cholesterol – that’s 6.4 million adults. Research shows that if you lower your blood cholesterol levels you will lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you’re looking for help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, there is a natural solution to be found in plant sterols. […]