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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.