Food Matters
  • When should I eat?
    When should I eat?

    Sue Radd

    Eating around the clock has become common. But could nibbling over an extended time period be harming your health?

  • When should I eat?
    When should I eat?

    Sue Radd

    Eating around the clock has become common. But could nibbling over an extended time period be harming your health?

  • The value of home cooking
    The value of home cooking

    Sue Radd

    The decline in home food preparation and increase in convenience products has become a recipe for poor health.

  • Which wholegrains are best?
    Which wholegrains are best?

    Sue Radd

    It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?

  • Can you cook with olive oil
    Can you cook with olive oil

    Sue Radd

    Despite being used traditionally for all cooking methods in the Mediterranean, it’s often said you can’t cook with olive oil due to its lower smoke point, compared to other vegetable oils. But is that really the key to choosing safer cooking oils?

  • Eat better, fight depression
    Eat better, fight depression

    Sue Radd

    Could switching to a healthier diet lift your mood? New research suggests the likely answer is Yes.

  • Fasting for weight loss
    Fasting for weight loss

    Sue Radd

    Intermittent fasting has become popular as a weight-loss strategy. But what is it, and how does it compare to continuous calorie-restricted diets?

  • Edible gifts
    Edible gifts

    Sue Radd

    The festive season is a time for giving. Yet many of the edible gifts we give may be recipes for disease further along. Why not present a loved one with something tasty and that benefits their health?

  • Heart health trends and debates
    Heart health trends and debates

    Sue Radd

    A heart-healthy diet is the cornerstone for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Yet various controversial diets, foods and nutrients have become popular. What does the evidence say?

  • The problem with business lunches
    The problem with business lunches

    Sue Radd

    Frequent eating out may be harming executives and those working in a fast-paced business world.

  • Best diet for diabetes
    Best diet for diabetes

    Sue Radd

    If you’re seeking a dramatic improvement in your diabetes status, the evidence is in: a natural, unrefined plant-based diet will deliver!

  • Healthier flatbreads
    Healthier flatbreads

    Sue Radd

    Just because it’s gluten-free or unleavened doesn’t mean flatbread is any healthier. You need to check what it actually contains.

  • Which fruit should you eat?
    Which fruit should you eat?

    Sue Radd

    Healthful fruits don’t have to be exotic or expensive. You just need to eat them every day for wellness.

  • Potato swaps
    Potato swaps

    Sue Radd

    Just how healthful a humble potato can be largely depends upon how you prepare it.

  • Tips for a healthier pasta
    Tips for a healthier pasta

    Sue Radd

    Many people have a love-hate relationship with pasta because they fear they’ll gain weight. However, the problem isn’t the pasta but how it’s cooked, the portion size and the toppings we use in Western countries.

  • Anti-inflammatory eating
    Anti-inflammatory eating

    Sue Radd

    Silent, chronic, widespread inflammation in the body is now recognised as a key driver for degenerative diseases. And what you eat can either dampen or drive this process—in children and adults alike.

  • Lower the GI of your diet
    Lower the GI of your diet

    Sue Radd

    A high glycaemic index (GI) diet isn’t just a sure way to developing diabetes—it is now linked to conditions including acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome and cancer.

  • What are plant-based diets?
    What are plant-based diets?

    Sue Radd

    Plant-based diets are a growing trend, but what, exactly, are they?

  • Staying healthy over the festive season
    Staying healthy over the festive season

    Sue Radd

    Most people don’t want to give up their favourite foods during the Christmas season. But there are things you can do to avoid gaining weight.

  • Gluten-free diets
    Gluten-free diets

    Sue Radd

    Is it good to go gluten-free?

  • Making healthy burgers
    Making healthy burgers

    Sue Radd

    While for a meat-eater a juicy burger can be one of life’s pleasures, most food such as this can bring on chronic disease.

  • Preventing inflammatory bowel disease
    Preventing inflammatory bowel disease

    Sue Radd

    While its exact cause is unknown, most researchers believe that inflammatory bowel disease involves a combination of a genetic susceptibility that “loads the gun” and a Western-style diet that “pulls the trigger.”

  • Deconstructing Bircher Muesli
    Deconstructing Bircher Muesli

    Sue Radd

    Bircher muesli is a soaked, sticky “porridge” that requires no cooking.

  • Wild about Walnuts
    Wild about Walnuts

    Sue Radd

    Some people say walnuts look like a brain. Could this tree nuts really be brain food? And what are their other benefits?

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