How much is too much salt?

Would you stop smoking to avoid a heart attack? Would you eat less salt for the same reason?

The World Health Organisation says that reducing salt is as important as stopping smoking when it comes to reducing heart disease. Too much salt also increases the risk of stomach cancer and osteoporosis, and raises blood pressure – a major cause of strokes.

But surveys suggest only half of us check how much salt we’re eating.

Which of these contains the most salt?

The vegan trying to make the perfect burger

The grey-haired, former paediatrician turned professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, now turned start-up founder, may be softly spoken but he doesn't mince his words.

A vegan, he's come to the World Economic Forum in Davos to evangelise about how ditching meat can save the planet.

At Davos, where helping the United Nations reach its goal of eradicating hunger by 2030 is one of its goals, he's got a receptive audience.

Save money, eat better with this winter produce

And while the produce section at your grocery store is still packed with fresh options, the best ones to grab aren't necessarily your typical favorites. "Don't only go for produce that's specifically harvested in the spring, summer or fall, like berries and bell peppers," advises Sara Haas, R.D.N., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

"Many fruits and vegetables peak during colder months and offer nutrients that are quite beneficial to your health." You'll also save money by choosing foods that are in season.

Nutella maker fights back over claims palm oil in the spread can cause cancer

The hazelnut and chocolate spread was being pulled from shelves after the study.

It said palm oil was more likely to contain carcinogenic agents compared to other vegetable oils.

Ferrero say switching ingredients would result in an inferior spread which wouldn't be as smooth.

The report for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) came out last May.

It said palm oil contains particularly high levels of contaminants, when heated about 200 degrees Celcius.

What to eat before, during and after a workout

So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins post-workout, experts say.

What to eat before exercise

Before you exercise, eat carbs, but not too much, said Nancy Cohen, a professor in the department of nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Want to avoid looking like Santa this festive season? Here are some ways to avoid a holiday blowout

It's no wonder the festive season is a peak time for weight gain many of us spend the entire year ahead trying to reverse.

Christmas food on my mind!

If you’ve already planned your Christmas celebrations or you’re on it just now; either way, one won’t blame you.  

Whatever your plan may be at this point, I’m sure food is not far away.  

How to photograph food and become an Instagram master

While we might scoff at those who can't manage a 4pm trip to Starbucks without snapping and sharing, that doesn't stop us doing exactly the same. Because everyone wants to see our beans and potato smileys dinner, right?

But making sure your food photos are good enough to stand out from the meal-sharing crowd takes skill. Here are our pro tips for perfect brunch bragging.


You want to take a picture of something, you make sure it's bathed in light, right? Wrong. Instead of hunting out areas of brightness, slide your grub into the shade.

Challenges in Agriculture projects

The project aims to promote local production enhancing food security;

The farms operation began in March 2014.

The farm employs approximately 160 workers and produces currently around 12 Metric tonnes of prime vegetables weekly.

Apart from supplying markets in PNG they also export weekly to Fiji.

But like any other Agriculture business they face challenges in sourcing finance, land issues, lack of infrastructure, transportation and foreign exchange.

8 Foods That Make You Stink

But believe it or not, sweat itself is completely odorless. Body odor on the other hand, is the stench you emit when breaking a sweat, and it’s created once the sweat hits the skins surface and combines with bacteria, according to the Mayo Clinic.