How many times have you seen products promising to “Boost your metabolism!” or diets that claim to reset or speed up your metabolism to help you lose weight? This article from Vox explains why these declarations can be misleading, by providing nine facts to help you understand metabolism and how to think about it in […]

A BBC article explained this week that there is a cheap and widely available ‘superfood’ we should be eating more of. It’s been shown to reduce the chances of heart attacks, strokes and other life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes as well as keeping weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. Now, we don’t believe in […]

Three small portions of dairy a day may actually protect against heart disease and stroke. According to an article in The Guardian this week, a large new study suggests that in moderation, dairy products may actually protect against heart disease and stroke, despite getting a bad rap in the past because of the saturated fat they […]

That’s a big promise in a headline, isn’t it? Well, thanks to one of our favourite articles from last year, The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right from Grub Street, it’s possible. Settle in for some weekend reading and let doctor David L. Katz and author Mark Bittman answer pretty much every question you […]

The article ‘Nutrition warning: 4 ways information on the packet might actually be trickery’ that appeared in the AFR recently was a great reminder that it’s easy to get sucked in by nutrition claims. Dietitian Cara Rosenbloom says, “It’s common for marketers to exaggerate claims to entice us to buy products. And we believe much of […]