Food design & research > Nutrition

Could pears be the new hangover cure?

05 August, 2015

CSIRO researchers conducting a survey on the humble pear have stumbled on an unexpected find — pears can ward off hangovers!


Rethinking the RDI of protein

28 July, 2015

Recommendations for protein intake are based on outdated research techniques and may need to be updated, according to Canadian researchers.


Quick and healthy: Australia's snack habits an opportunity for veg industry

27 July, 2015

Australia's snacking habits have quadrupled in the past 10 years, and a leading horticultural body sees an opportunity to create healthy vegie-based snacks.


Sourdough fermentation could be key to gluten-free baking

22 July, 2015

Using sourdough fermentation to manufacture baked goods may make them safe to eat for people who are sensitive to gluten.


Towards 2050: securing food through technology

20 July, 2015

As the world catapults towards 2050's projected population of 9 billion, food technology innovators are working to revolutionise different areas of our food system.


Tea for who?

15 July, 2015

It doesn't receive the public adoration of coffee, but tea is almost as popular with Australians — particularly among the health-conscious.


Can algae topple quinoa as the next big thing?

14 July, 2015

We've an appetite for algae, a penchant for pulses and we're very keen on quinoa.


How to assess overall beverage intake quality

13 July, 2015

Beverage intake guidelines have been suggested and although the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines recommend "drinking water instead of sugary drinks", until now no tools existed that measure overall beverage intake quality.


Go easy on online purchases of human breast milk

25 June, 2015

The emergence of an online market for breast milk for adult consumption has prompted experts to warn that the supposed benefits are unproven and the unpasteurised milk poses health risks.


Sugar ain't sugar: fructose makes you hungrier than glucose, study finds

22 June, 2015

While the standard line is that 'sugar is sugar', new research has shown that glucose and fructose can have different effects on hunger and satiety, with fructose enhancing the reward value of high-calorie food and promoting eating.


Engineering the perfect spud

17 June, 2015

Researchers in the UK are attempting to develop a new potato, which could be better for the environment, healthier for consumers and cheaper to produce.


Coffee grounds found to be rich in antioxidants

27 May, 2015

Coffee's reputation has been given a boost in recent years, thanks in part to the discovery that it is rich in antioxidants. Now it seems that even spent coffee grounds are chock-full of these compounds, which have potential health benefits.


Research confirms bottled water consumption driven by… thirst?

19 May, 2015

It seems that people who drink bottled water have a greater taste for other non-alcoholic beverages as well.


The quest for healthier chocolate

27 April, 2015

Chocolate lovers rejoice - healthier, tastier chocolate could be on its way.


Warning: do not read this article if you are about to go on holidays

15 April, 2015

How long do you think it takes before a high-fat diet begins impacting on our health?


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