A study has found trans fats, but not saturated fats, are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease.
CSIRO researchers conducting a survey on the humble pear have stumbled on an unexpected find — pears can ward off hangovers!
Recommendations for protein intake are based on outdated research techniques and may need to be updated, according to Canadian researchers.
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.
Using sourdough fermentation to manufacture baked goods may make them safe to eat for people who are sensitive to gluten.
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.
It doesn't receive the public adoration of coffee, but tea is almost as popular with Australians — particularly among the health-conscious.
We've an appetite for algae, a penchant for pulses and we're very keen on quinoa.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
It seems that people who drink bottled water have a greater taste for other non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Chocolate lovers rejoice - healthier, tastier chocolate could be on its way.