Health news

The truth about honey: is it good for us?

Honey is frequently given high praise for its health benefits – but how accurate are the claims? Is honey really a miracle food, or a sugary substance that should be avoided?


How to … say goodbye to sugar

When we pull out our mums’ or grandmothers’ recipes, the amount of sugar in sweet treats is considerable, but there are plenty of healthier substitutes on the market. Why not try these?


Five things you should know about sugar, but probably don’t

Human bodies need sugar to survive, but sugar is also considered the bad guy by many nutritionists. We uncover the truth about one of the most polarising foods.

Federal Government

Renewed push for sugar tax

A coalition of 34 high-profile leading health organisations including the Cancer Council are pushing for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks to tackle obesity in Australia.


How much sugar fuels diabetes?

Added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, is the principal driver of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, say clinical experts.

Health News

Five food myths debunked

There are many myths surrounding these five foods and we’re here to set the record straight.


What to eat with type 2 diabetes

Being told that you have diabetes can be overwhelming, yet one person in Australia receives this news every five minutes. So, does it mean an end to eating all of the foods you enjoy?


Jamie Oliver urges Australia to adopt a sugar tax

With the UK announcing that it will introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, outspoken celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is calling on Australia to “pull its finger out” and do the same.

Health news

Sweeteners explained

We outline 11 types of sweeteners, including some that have been described as healthy sugar substitutes, but which may not actually be the case.