The perils of processed and packaged foods

Just as your car needs the right fuel to run smoothly, so we need fresh fruit and vegetables to get the best out of our bodies, whether for work, play, learning, sport and any of our other daily activities.





Breakfast on the go

Getting into the habit of making breakfast can come with its challenges, never-the-less, there's always a solution to our breakfast woes! Dietitian Dave Shaw provides some on-the-go breakfast options.


Meal frequency and cognitive function

How we think, process information and behave can change day to day. What we eat and when we eat can have a big effect on how our brain performs.


Late night meals - for when you get home late  

It's tempting to opt for fast food, especially when you get home late. Here's four healthy and easy meal ideas for when this happens, and some key ingredients for your next food shop, so you're always prepared.

Kiwifruit better than tablets

You’re better off eating a kiwifruit than chewing a vitamin C tablet, suggests  research from the University of Otago. Natural fruit source is better absorbed than a vitamin C supplement so start eating kiwifruit

Conquer your sweet tooth

Are those cravings for lollies taking over your life? It’s been suggested that a sugar craving occurs in an attempt to elevate our mood; a form of self-medication. The theory goes that by consuming sugars we increase the levels of serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter known to elevate mood. Check out tips on how to conquer your sweet tooth.

Mighty minerals

Some people cruise through winter with barely a sniffle; others keep the tissue companies in business. Is it because some of us are munching on the minerals? The difference between an efficient immune system and regular bouts of sickness could have everything to do with what you’re eating (or not!). Find out what minerals your body needs. 


Fibre is your friend

Fibre isn’t the most riveting topic for a conversation, but it does get rather interesting once you realise what it can do for you. Weight loss, lower blood cholesterol levels are just a couple of the benefits of having fibre in your diet.