Diet & Nutrition

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.

Change in diet changing minds

Change in diet changing minds

A healthy mind and a healthy body might be inextricably linked, writes Felice Jacka 

Cholera treatment spurs sports drink

The formula used to treat patients with cholera has spurred a new sports rehydration drink developed by a company with links to both Auckland and San Francisco.

Healthy food app gets the thumbs up

Healthy food app gets the thumbs up

A new smartphone application, designed to help consumers choose healthy food options, has been given the thumbs up by health experts and consumers.

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Women battling the bulge may be fighting more than just sweet temptation, according to new research showing a fat gene could be to blame.

3 nutrition tips for good health

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Here's 3 tips that will help you eat smarter and healthier to support your weight loss efforts.

One can of fizzy a day increases diabetes risk

Drinking one can of fizzy drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a fifth, researchers have found.

Against the grain

There is no reliable test for it, yet the number of people with gluten intolerance is apparently on the rise in New Zealand. Greg Dixon, of The New Zealand Herald, tries to get to the bottom of the disorder and find out what makes those on each side of the gluten debate so, well, intolerant of each other.

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