Zinc is an essential mineral as it cannot be produced by the body. It has many vital roles in maintaining your health. This article explains its functions, benefits and potential side effects.
Do I have to eat meat to be healthy? The simple answer is no!
No one eating pattern is necessarily healthy as it depends on whether the balance of nutrients provided meet your individual health requirements. You may choose to be:
Matthew Evans in his book, “On Eating Meat”, reveals the realities of intensive commercial food production in Australia. Farming practices in other countries are also referred to.
Whilst many facts are presented in the 24 chapters, Matthew also shares his own journey with food—as a person who enjoys eating, a chef, and farmer. The way he shares his journey encourages the reader to examine his or her own relationship with food (not just meat).
What are recommended portion sizes? This is a question that I am frequently asked. I am going to answer it from a general health and food sustainability perspective. This is the third article of our Food and Sustainability series.
As Michael Pollan, an advocate for sustainable eating, says, “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
But what are the recommended portion sizes so we can avoid eating too much, enjoy eating and get the nutrients that we need?
Calcium is well known as a requirement for strong bones and teeth, but what else do we need this mineral for?
Only 20% of Australians achieve the recommended intake for calcium. So, is eating calcium-rich foods enough?
Sustainable food is not just about what we eat, where it is grown or how much we eat. It is also about what we waste. About one third of all food produced worldwide is lost or wasted. And around 8% of greenhouse gases come from food waste. This is why it is important to aim for no food waste.