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Good food evokes a natural sensation of pleasure that keeps us coming back for more; we have been genetically programmed over millennia to be prepared for famine. But today in Australia where we are rarely denied access to food this has become problematic, and led to an obesity epidemic

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Food and health is always topical and in today’s age of information there are self-proclaimed experts everywhere. There is so much information available, it’s difficult to decipher pseudoscience from real science and even if you do, what does it mean. Finding a trusted source of information is the key, as well as using good old fashioned commonsense.

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Omega 3 is a type of polyunsaturated fat that can’t be made in the body, and can only be obtained from dietary sources. As well as playing a role in normal healthy growth and development it can help to protect against disease.

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There has been a lot of talk in the media of late about sugar and our health. There are many proponents that tell us to remove it from our diets altogether, there is the low carb healthy fats camp, and some that would like to see a tax on sugar. Sugar on it’s own can be a problem because it’s easy to consume a lot without feeling full and receiving the benefit of other nutrients.

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Most Australians don’t get enough fibre in their diet, which increases their risk for certain cancers, diverticular disease, and some types of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

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