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Diets and Healthy Food Choices

Healthy food choices are essential for keeping the body in optimum condition. But dieting and choosing healthy foods is not just about counting calories or avoiding certain foods. It’s also about ensuring the body gets all the energy and micronutrients it needs to keep the many...
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Nutrition for Medical Conditions

Medical conditions like mucositis can make it difficult to eat properly, while other conditions like lactose intolerance can dictate what a person can and cannot eat. Healthy eating is an important part of treating and managing conditions like hypercholesterolemia. Read about a...
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Nutrition and the Body

The food we eat provides the energy we need to keep our bodies functioning. Food also provides micronutrients like vitamins and minerals which play an important role in protecting organs like the eyes, brain, teeth and even sperm. Find out about how good nutrition keeps t...
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Nutrition and People

Good nutrition is important for all people as it provides the vitamins, minerals and energy the body requires to function properly and stay healthy. But good nutrition means different things at different life stages, for example what a child should eat to protect their body...
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Measures of Nutrition and Weight

Measures of nutrition and weight, terms like glycaemic index and waist-hip ratio are used frequently in the media and might even be thrown around at weekend barbecues and other social gatherings. Read about the meaning and science behind a range of nutrition and weight measures.
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Dairy or milk products are an important component of a healthy diet, particularly in childhood and adolescence when bones and teeth are growing. Dairy products are especially important for the health of bones and teeth because they are a rich source of calcium. Learn more about...
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Health over the Festive Season

The festive season is a well-earned time of relaxation and recreation for many. But it’s often a time when healthy habits get lost between parties and shopping trips. Alcohol consumption, stress and unsafe sex are more common at this time of year and sticking to medications...
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Alcohol and Drinking

Drinking alcohol is common in Australia, and many people enjoy drinking. Excessive consumption of alcohol, either chronic alcohol consumption or binge drinking has detrimental health effects in the short and long term. It’s important to understand how much alcohol you can consume...
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Breastfeeding provides a new baby with the best possible nutrition but many women experience challenges like nipple thrush, coordinating breastfeeding with work and making sure they eat a healthy breastfeeding diet. Breast milk is produced by a woman’s breast from the food she...
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Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet: A Mediterranean diet is a diet based on plant foods. It is high in N-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Fat intake under the Mediterranean diet is moderate (up to 35% of total calories).