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Small amounts of meat still bad for health

The evidence against red meat continues to increase.In a study released earlier today it was announced that the consumption of red meat, even small amounts of it, could be hazardous to your health.Previously, studies have examined the effects of eating...

Food mags creating plant-based confusion

Food magazines worldwide have redefined the term plant-based over the years to the point where many of their followers now face a barrage of sheer and constant confusion.A good example of how such confusion develops was delivered to the email boxes of thousands of New...

NZ hospital food needs to change

I had a bike accident a couple of weeks ago. A car came out of a side street and didn’t see me about to pass in front of it.I saw the car coming and I thought they had seen me, so I carried on. But they didn’t see me and kept going. My reaction was to slam on my...

Why yo-yo dieting is so dangerous

Sergio Diez Alvarez, University of Newcastle A few years ago I proudly lost almost 15% of my weight. However last week I stared with disbelief at my scale as I realised all my efforts were in vain and I had regained all of the previously lost weight. This got me...

Really simple quick bean salad

Classic summer bean salad made that much more taster.  Very easy to put together and a great addition to the summer salads INGREDIENTSSERVES: 4 2 x 400g tins of Watties Four Beans mix in spring water1 x 400g tin of  Whole Kernel with No Added Sugar or...

Kiwi approach to whole food plant-based message

Above: Dr Nick Wright with American biochemist T Collin Campbell of Cornell University. Dr Campbell is one of the founders of the pure,  plant-based approach, to better health. Although he’s insistent, Gisborne based whole food advocate Dr Nick Wright, takes a typical...