vitamins

Could taking vitamins in huge doses produce a health miracle after all?

Could taking vitamins in huge doses produce a health miracle after all?

For decades, some people have embraced the idea that there might be major health benefits from taking vitamins in quantities well beyond the recommended daily requirement. The concept was very popular for a while in the media, but research findings to the contrary gradually made it virtually untouchable for scientists.

Health Check: which fruits are healthier, and in what form?

Health Check: which fruits are healthier, and in what form?

Most of us know eating fruit daily is a great way to try to stay healthy, with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating encouraging us to eat two serves a day. This is because they are relatively low in energy content and rich in fibre, antioxidants and some phytochemicals that may have beneficial health effects.