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On this page you will find all our evidence-based nutrition articles. We try to cover the most topical subjects and back up our information with science.

Some articles are free to read and some require a membership. We hope you enjoy them.


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On this page you will find all our evidence-based nutrition articles. We try to cover the most topical subjects and back up our information with science.

Some articles are free to read and some require a membership. We hope you enjoy them.


Month 12 Article

Detox

Why Detox Diets Won’t Get You Healthy

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Tempted to go on a detox diet? Before you go any further, we’ve got some important points to share.
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Month 11 Article

Manganese

Manganese

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Manganese is an essential nutrient. But how much do you need?
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Vitamin K

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Not sure which foods contain vitamin K? We can help you out with that right here.
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Vitamin E

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Think you’re getting enough Vitamin E? Let’s check out the list of food sources where it’s found.
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B Vitamins

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
B vitamins have an important role to play. Not quite sure what they do? Read on.
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Coconut Oil – Beyond the Hype

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
There are some really important things you should know about coconut oil.
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Month 10 Article

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Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Keen to find out which foods can boost your immune system? We’re here to help.
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Month 12 Article

Takeaway & Take Out Food Choices

Takeaway & Take Out Food Choices

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
If you decide to take a night off from cooking, it can be pretty hard to know what a healthy takeaway choice is.
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Vitamin A

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Vitamin A is important for vision, the immune system and reproduction. Keen to know what the recommended intake is? We’re here to help.
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Healthy Snacks

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
The key to healthy snacks is not only choosing the right food but remembering it’s a snack. Not a meal. Try and keep your snacks to under 200 calories, especially if you are trying to lose weight.
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Vitamin C

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Because the body does not produce vitamin C, it is important to obtain it in your diet daily.
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Calcium

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Iron

Iron

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Did you know there are two forms of dietary iron? Would you know which foods to find them in? The Food Cruncher is here to provide the answers!
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Iodine

Iodine

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Magnesium

Magnesium

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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phosphorus

Phosphorus

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Potassium

Potassium

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Selenium

Selenium

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Zinc

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Tea

Tea

Last Reviewed: September 21, 2023
Do you like to drink tea? Read on for some research on the number of cups a day to drink.
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Alcohol

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
If you enjoy a drink, there are a few things about alcohol you might want to know about.
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Coffee

Coffee

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Love a cup of coffee? This article is just for you.
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Dash Diet

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Ever heard of the DASH diet? This eating pattern is proven to reduce blood pressure. This article tells you how.
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carbohydrates

Carbohydrates – and why you need them

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
There are heaps of sources of carbohydrates. Here’s a user-friendly guide to what you should know.
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Pre-Diabetes – What is it and how to prevent it

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Prediabetes can be reversed. Read on to find out how.
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Fibre

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Fibre… are you getting enough? Don’t stress. We’re ready to help.
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Month 6 Article

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Salt

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Generally, you don’t need to look for salt – it will find you. Too much salt is harmful to your health. We show you how to reduce your salt intake with some simple steps.
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Butter & Margarine

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
It seems like a never-ending debate. Which is better? Butter? Or margarine?
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Sports Drinks & Smoothies

Sports Drinks & Smoothies

Last Reviewed: September 21, 2023
Sports drinks and smoothies are not a golden ticket to amazing health. We’ll explain why.
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Plant Based Diet

Plant-Based Diets

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
You’ve heard ‘plant-based diet’ a lot. But has anyone explained it properly to you? Let us help.
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Food & Lifestyle as Medicine

Food & Lifestyle as Medicine

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Were you aware that lifestyle diseases are the leading cause of death in the modern world? Let’s talk about that.
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Food Labels

Last Reviewed: February 19, 2024
Ever get confused by food labels? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s help you out.
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Sugar

Sugar

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
Want the lowdown on sugar? You’ve come to the right place.
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Nuts

Nuts

Last Reviewed: January 5, 2023
While nuts are good for you, they are high in fat. So, which types should you choose above others?
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Protein How Much Should I Eat?

Last Reviewed: October 17, 2023
Protein. Do you know how much protein you actually need a day? You might be surprised.
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Fat – What is it and How Much should I eat?

Last Reviewed: September 21, 2023
So much is said about fat, without the full facts being known. We’re here to help.
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Obesity

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Sadly, obesity rates around the world seem to keep on rising. We can help if you are looking to improve your health.
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Cholesterol

Last Reviewed: September 21, 2023
High cholesterol raises the risk of coronary heart disease. Let’s get into the small changes to your diet that can make a big impact.
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Food Swaps

Food Swaps – How to Save Calories

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
We’ve got a user-friendly list of food swaps to help you save calories!
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Do Calories Matter?

Last Reviewed: February 19, 2024
Not all calories are created equal. The quality of what you eat matters. Calories definitely matter and we explain why.
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Portion Sizes

Last Reviewed: September 21, 2023
What is a healthy portion size? It can be confusing, which is why we’ve made it nice and simple.
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Why Diet’s Don’t Work

Why Diets Don’t Work

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
There are so many reasons why diets fail. We’re here at The Food Cruncher to put you on the right path to a healthier, more sustainable way of doing things.
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Vegetarian & Vegan Diets – the Good & the Bad

Last Reviewed: December 4, 2023
Vegetarian and vegan diets can certainly be healthy, but it all depends on what you eat.
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Omega 3 & 6

Omega-3 & Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Last Reviewed: June 28, 2023
Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids are essential to human health. Keep reading to find out more.
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Mediterranean Diet

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
Ever wondered what is in a Mediterranean diet? It’s time to find out.
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Blood Pressure

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Lifestyle interventions that have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure include…
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Wholefood Plant-Based Diets

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
The following foods should be avoided if you are eating a whole food plant-based diet…
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Type 2 Diabetes

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Did you know you can bring your blood sugars back to a normal range with nutrition and exercise? You can also reverse symptoms of prediabetes. Read this article to find out more.
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What are probiotics and should I take them?

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
Have you heard the word probiotics and not sure what it means? We are here to share what you need to know….
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Keto Diet – Make an Informed Choice

Keto Diet – Make an Informed Choice

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
You’ve probably heard a lot about the Keto diet. We’re here to share what you need to know.
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Processed & Ultra-Processed Foods

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
Ever heard the term processed and ultra-processed foods? Let us show you how to choose the best foods for your health….
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Gluten Free

Last Reviewed: November 22, 2022
Ever hear someone say they are ‘gluten free’? We can help you decide if gluten free is for you or not….
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Plant-based Milk versus Dairy

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Let’s talk about milk. Plant-based or dairy – which is better?
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Food Delivery Subscriptions – Are they worth the money?

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
My Food Bag? Hello Fresh? Food delivery subscriptions – are they worth it?
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Turmeric and Health

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
What’s the deal with turmeric? This article focuses on how turmeric might benefit your health – read on to find out more.
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Glycemic Index

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Ever heard of the glycemic index? if you have high blood sugars, you need to read this article.
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Protein Powder

Last Reviewed: January 4, 2023
Protein powder. The good, the bad, and do you really need it?
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Carbohydrate Loading

Last Reviewed: July 27, 2022
Carbohydrates are essential for training. Athletes, this article is for you.
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