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Five myths about the low-FODMAP diet

The low-FODMAP diet is complex, and misinformation from the internet...

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Fact or fiction: Chicken contains hormones

We've all heard this one – so is it true or...

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Fact or fiction: More protein means bigger muscles

Seeing big, beefy bodybuilders chugging down protein shakes makes it...

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Fact or fiction: Drinking milk increases mucus

This is a wide-spread theory. But is it really true? Here's...

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Fact or fiction: Spicy foods cause stomach ulcers

We all used to believe this. But now we know:...

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Beware of snake oil peddlers

I’ve been thinking a lot about how, now more than...

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Coconut: the good oil?

It’s easy to assume that coconut oil is well-established as...

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Can fat make you thin?

Diet is never far from the headlines. In particular, our...

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Is protein really as bad as smoking?

If you’ve been following the news recently, you could be...

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Can you reduce your belly, thighs or bum...

Spring is here, and have you noticed the rash of...

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Ask the experts: Salmon and omega-3

Q: "I am 64 and try to eat fresh NZ-farmed...

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Ask the experts: Food combining

Q: "A few books that I have read suggest you...

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Ask the experts: Drinking with meals

Q: "I have heard we shouldn't drink anything with meals...

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Ask the experts: Cheese and trans fat

Q: "I have been happily making more vegetarian meals, which...

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Ask the experts: Dishwashing liquid and cancer

Q: "My husband does a lot of the washing up...

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The truth about your metabolism

Healthy Food Guide nutritionists answer your metabolism questions — and...

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Gluten-free myths busted!

Dietitian Anna Richards explores some of the common beliefs about...

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Common health stories: Fiction, fad or fact?

You’re happily enjoying what you’re eating when along comes a...
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