When you eat a piece of deliciously indulgent chocolate cake do you feel pleasure and enjoyment, or worry and guilt?
If you feel the twinges of guilt you are actually more likely to pack on the kilos when you treat yourself than those who simply enjoy the 'forbidden food', according to recent research.
The November 2013 study, by New Zealand's University of Canterbury, found people who enjoy having the odd treat as a celebration are more likely to be slim and stick to their diet resolutions.
Around 300 people were quizzed by researchers about their feelings towards chocolate cake, a "prototypical forbidden…
Interesting research announced today that ‘couples who drink together stay together.’
Hang on, I thought. Does this mean all us drinkers are happy holding hands in marital bliss as our tea-total cousins wage whispered war over the family dinner table?
Err, no. The headline is misleading. Actually, the research does not say drinkers are more happy together. Instead, it points to the fact that disparity in drinking patterns can lead to problems. Or as Russel Brand stated “I think if you’re a devoted tennis professional and you get married to a crystal meth addict,…
Having a few too many drinks can cause your potassium levels to dip, which can affect your entire body, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means you excrete more liquid than what you drink. Unfortunately, potassium is lost during this process.
If you stop drinking for a month and increase your dietary intake of potassium you may notice some improvements in your body.
Potassium is an electrolyte used used by the body to help your heartbeat. It is also used to control your muscles, nerve functions and blood pressure.
Low potassium is also known as 'hypokalemia' and…
If you're a big fan of the Simpsons you may be interested to know that Homer Simpson's love of the amber liquid and of doughnuts, hot dogs, pizza and hamburgers has transcended tv.
Simpsons fans are 35 per cent more likely than the average Aussie to enjoy a muffin or doughnut in the space of a week, according to Roy Morgan.
Homer Simpson's love of beer also shines through the statistics, with Simpsons fans 53 per cent more likely to enjoy a summer ale than a glass of Shiraz.
Not only that, but they are also 36 per cent more likely to…
While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, there are some habits you probably don't want your children picking up from you, or from the media.
A 2013 study conducted by the American University of Michigan has further strengthened the link between two unhealthy habits – TV watching and junk food.
Preschool aged children who live in households that do not suffer from 'food insecurity', and whose parents watch a lot of 'commercial' TV with advertisements may consume more junk food.
Food security has been defined by the World Health Organisation as "both physical and economic access to food that meets…