Here’s How Much Sugar You Should Really Be Eating

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The sugar content of your favourite snacks might surprise you.By Kacie Dickinson, Flinders University and Louisa Matwiejczyk, Flinders University Health Check: how much sugar is it OK to eat? Consuming too much energy – whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar – will make you gain weight. If left unchecked, this excess weight increases your…

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Don’t Give Kids Under 12 Cold and Cough Medicine

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Coughing sick child. By Edward Bell, Drake University | Photo Credit: anjanettew, CC BY-SA Why kids younger than 12 don’t need Over-The-Counter cough and cold remedies The common cold season is here, and if you have children, you will likely feel their suffering from these annoying upper respiratory tract viral infections. Children experience more colds,…

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The Best And Worst Foods For Your Cholesterol Levels

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Surprise, surprise: junk foods aren’t good for our cholesterol. By Clare Collins, University of Newcastle; Tracy Burrows, University of Newcastle, and Tracy Schumacher, University of Newcastle | Photo Credit: Pixabay  Got high cholesterol? Here are five foods to eat and avoid High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information…

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Kitchen Science: The Friendly Bacteria That Live In Your Food

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You couldn’t enjoy cheese like this without the intervention of micro-organisms. By Enzo Palombo, Swinburne University of Technology | Photo Credit: Marie Coleman, CC BY-NC-SA Kitchen Science: bacteria and fungi are your foody friends As you sip a cup of coffee, enjoy a rich chocolate treat or savour the aroma of a piece of Roquefort…

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What Occurs Inside Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

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Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania –…

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How Cat Naps Affect Your Mood And Memory

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By Nicole Lovato, Flinders University and Leon Lack, Flinders University | Photo Credit: irina198   Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our…

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How Fat And Sugar Makes You Keep On Eating

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Too much sugar and fat is affecting your brain too – not just your belly. By Terry Davidson, American University | Photo Credit: novelrobinson, CC BY-NC-SA   Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when…

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Why You Should Stand At Work For Two Hours A Day

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By David Dunstan, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute | Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY   Office workers, stand up from your desk for two hours a day We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it’s been…

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