The benefits of removing refined grains from your diet
NZ Listener, August 24, 2016
"Whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, cancer and death, according to a recent major review in the British Medical Journal. So ditch the white rice, over-processed sandwich bread and squishy pasta because scientists have confirmed exactly how many servings of wholesome whole grains will set us on the path to better health..."
Female body dissatisfaction is linked to recollection of parents making comments about weight
NZ Listener, August 19, 2016
"From a young age Sarah* battled with doubts about her weight, not helped by subtle and not-so-subtle messages from her family. “My dad was constantly on at me about my weight as a child, always asking ‘are you sure you want that?’ when I ate something.”...
Low-carb and no-dairy diets carry a hidden danger of iodine deficiency
NZ Listener, August 2, 2016
"Cutting back on carbs and eating more rock salt may expose you to the risk of an age-old nutritional deficiency. Listener investigations reveal that a popular rock salt has only a fraction of the iodine content the supplier claims. Meanwhile, if our consumption of bread – most of which has been fortified with iodine since 2009 – continues to decline, we may end up with widespread iodine deficiency..."
Fussy eaters: When should you worry?
Healthy Food Guide, February, 2014
"Many parents worry about their child’s eating habits, and with good reason — our eating habits in childhood have a big influence on what and how we eat as adults..."
Breastfeeding mums: Eating for maximum energy
Healthy Food Guide, November, 2010
"After nine months of anticipation, anxiety and excitement, your baby finally arrives! And so begins another important step in your journey as a mother – feeding and nurturing your baby outside the womb..."
The psychology of eating
Healthy Food Guide, September, 2008
"You might think you eat when you're hungry and stop eating when you're full, but scientists know better. They know that food labels, plate size, lighting and music, what's on our plate, what the person next to us is doing and our subconscious eating routines, are more likely to influence our eating behaviours than hunger..."
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