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Superfoods that aren’t really ‘super’ after all

Many so-called ‘superfoods’ aren’t as healthy as you might think. Here are the facts (and fiction) behind Himalayan salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.

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Dietary fats

The body needs some fats and oils as part of a balanced diet. But some fats (unsaturated fats) are healthier than others (saturated and trans fats).

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Foods high in vitamin E

Vitamin E is found in fats and oils from both animal products and vegetables and seeds. Learn more here, including how much vitamin E you need.

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Is butter really better?

Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?

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How to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can lower your levels of bad LDL cholesterol.

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Allergies to seafood

Seafood allergy is complex, and 4-in-5 people will have it for life. Find out more about the symptoms and diagnosis of seafood and fish allergy.

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Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis can occur on the scalp, face or torso or in areas that produce an oily substance known as sebum. Learn more about it here.

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that can neutralise free radicals in your body. Find out about foods high in antioxidants and when you should consider taking supplements.

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Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.

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Cannabis (marijuana)

Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in Australia. You can find out more about marijuana and how it impacts users here.

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