We’ve all been told we should be aiming to drink eight glasses of water each day. But, how accurate is this recommendation? In this article, we speak with Dr Dominique Condo, Senior Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Deakin University and Performance Dietician at the Richmond Football Club about preventing dehydration.
‘Finally in Victoria, we are settling into some cooler weather which always has me craving a warm, nourishing bowl of soup. Minestrone soup is my favourite, mostly because of how flexible the recipe is.’ Editorial Assistant for Teacher, Dominique Russell, shares her recipe for Minestrone soup.
Understanding your diet and implementing healthy eating habits can be an empowering way to take charge of your heart health. Here, we speak with Senior Food and Nutrition Advisor at the Heart Foundation, Jemma O’Hanlon, about the foods and eating habits that can promote heart health.
Editorial Assistant for Teacher, Zoe Kaskamanidis, shares her recipe for an easy to make, walnut-packed banana bread.
Poor bone health and the chronic disease it can lead to, osteoporosis, can greatly reduce our overall mobility, and therefore have a significant impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Here, academics from La Trobe University share the research they are conducting which looks at the impact of probiotics on our bone health.
It’s believed up to 4.1 per cent of the global population are living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As our awareness of IBS increases, talk about a promising dietary treatment for symptoms – a low FODMAP diet – has become increasingly frequent. So, how can IBS affect your wellbeing? And, what exactly is a low FODMAP diet?
‘Rather than dwelling on the daily COVID case numbers, I was consumed with producing the perfect loaf.’ Victorian teacher Sylvia Wood from Scoresby Secondary College shares her journey to perfecting sourdough bread, and explains why it proved to be a great stress reliever during a difficult period of lockdowns.
There has been a growing trend of people following a gluten-free diet for its supposed ‘health’ benefits. But, what is gluten? How does it affect our bodies? And, does restricting gluten from your diet make you healthier? In today’s Q&A, we speak to Sophie Mahoney and Dr Heidi Staudacher from Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre to find out more.
We know that getting a good night’s rest is important for our overall health and wellbeing, but are there certain foods we can eat that will actually improve our ability to sleep? We ask Dr Chris Irwin, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University.
The fundamental reason we eat food is to provide our bodies with the nutrients and energy we need to function. But, we often eat for other reasons too. In today’s article we speak to Associate Professor Esben Strodl about emotional eating, why people turn to food in times of stress and why it’s important to understand our emotional triggers.