The CalorieKing Caffeine Guide

By Calorie King April 17, 2018

  Do you rely on a cup of tea or coffee to kick-start your day? Or do you reach for a can of cola every time you need an afternoon pick-me-up? Perhaps an energy drink after a late night out? Caffeine is one of the most popular substances on earth – consumed in some form […]

Mushrooms

April 15, 2018

Tasty, low-fat, fresh mushrooms come in so many varieties and flavours for a variety of recipes. The most common variety, the white button, cup or flat mushrooms have the botanical name of Agaricus bisporus. If you can’t find a particular type of mushroom in your supermarket, specialist gourmet and Asian food stores stock a wide […]

Power Up with Breakfast – No Excuses

April 15, 2018

  The saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is probably something you’ve heard a hundred times before – and it’s one piece of dieting advice you can afford to hear a hundred times more. Eating a healthy breakfast not only settles your morning stomach rumbles, it empowers you for the whole […]

Successfully Single: Meals for one

April 15, 2018

  If you live by yourself you might feel that preparing healthy, nutritious meals for yourself is a bit too much of a challenge. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that it’s just too much effort to go to for one person and besides, it’s hardly fair that you have to do the […]

Artichokes

April 15, 2018

The most popular and widely available artichokes are globe artichokes. They are classified as neither fruit or vegetable, as they are actually the flowering bud of the Mediterranean Thistle plant. You may come across Jerusalem artichokes, also known as ‘sunchokes’. These come from the sunflower family and are not really artichokes at all. Artichokes have […]

Forget Calorie Amnesia…Use a Food and Exercise Diary!

March 22, 2018

  Research has shown time and time again that dieters who keep track of their calories are many more times likely to lose weight and keep it off than those who don’t. Read on to find out why keeping a food and exercise diary works so well. Did you know there are several electronic and […]

Motivation for Weight Control: Keep it!

April 17, 2018

  In part one, you learnt how to get motivated – now you can find out how to stay motivated. With sustained motivation, you are far more likely to reach your weight loss goals. (This is part two of a two-part article. Click on the link at the end of this article for part one – […]

Whole Grains for Whole Health

April 15, 2018

  If you haven’t felt the “grain wave” yet, you will soon. Whole grains are being touted as the new super food, the new carb, the better way to better health, the latest dish de jour – and for once, the hype is deserved. Whole grains are a little piece of nutritional heaven. They’re packed […]

Diabetes Basics: Understanding the disease

April 17, 2018

Diabetes is a disease that currently affects over one million people across Australia, and the numbers are on the rise. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good basic understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes yourself, you are likely to know […]

Personalised Nutrition Based on Your DNA – Part 2 – Exploring the Evidence

April 06, 2018

Is it possible to create a completely personalised diet based on your genes? This was the topic discussed in the first article of this series. The overall conclusion was yes, but only to a certain extent. As technology and research advances, so too will the ability to refine and personalise diets. But what about right […]

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Going Up In Smoke: Weight gain when you quit smoking

April 17, 2018

    Many people seem to gain a couple of kilos when they quit smoking, but is it really a problem? Well, the jury’s been out for a while on this one, and the verdict seems to be: forget your weight and focus solely on the puffs (or lack of them). It’s not often in […]

Breast Cancer

April 17, 2018

  Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death among women. Current statistics show that one in 11 Australian women is likely to have breast cancer. Men can get breast cancer too, although only one per cent of all breast cancer patients are men. Risk factors Unfortunately, the cause of breast cancer is […]