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Eating junk food makes you lazy: study
19:30 Fri Apr 11 2014
Overweight people are often stigmatised for being "lazy" but now researchers believe it's the food they eat that leads to their lethargy, not their innate biology.
Kiwi classics on menu for royals
17:30 Fri Apr 11 2014
Kiwi favourites such as lamb, seafood and pavlova will be served when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dine with Prime Minister John Key next week.
Gen Y spends big on gourmet food: report
09:00 Fri Apr 11 2014
A report has found some gen Y consumers are shelling out up to $600 a week on gourmet produce such as seafood, cheeses, olives and cured hams.
Auckland's top 50 restaurants named
13:00 Thu Apr 10 2014
Ten new restaurants have made it onto the list of Auckland’s top 50, according to Metro magazine.
Juice fast warning after Peaches' death
16:00 Wed Apr 9 2014
Mystery continues to surround the death of Peaches Geldof, UK TV presenter and daughter of campaigning rocker Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates.
Beans, lentils and chickpeas help the heart
15:00 Tue Apr 8 2014
We all know the children's rhyme "baked beans good for the heart…" and now there is research to back it up.
Low fat foods contain 20 per cent more sugar
09:00 Tue Apr 8 2014
You might buy "low fat" or "light" foods to be healthier, but they contain 20 percent more sugar than their full fat counterparts, according to a UK study.
One burger is enough to max out on salt
14:00 Mon Apr 7 2014
New research shows fast-food companies are using less salt in their products, but the reduction is too slow, say health experts.
Reducing calories could help you live longer
10:00 Mon Apr 7 2014
Following a restricted calorie diet could help you live longer, according to researchers who have been studying rhesus monkeys for 25 years.
Giant Easter egg hunt to help Starship
15:30 Thu Apr 3 2014
Chocolate lovers across the country can now get into the Easter spirit with a giant Easter egg hunt to raise money for Starship Hospital.
New York gets first cupcake ATM
16:00 Wed Apr 2 2014
Forget about the Cronut, cupcakes are still in demand
Paleo diet 'twice as effective for weight loss'
13:30 Wed Apr 2 2014
If you want to lose weight, following the "caveman" diet is more effective than other diets, according to a study.
Diet soft drinks 'linked to heart disease'
18:00 Mon Mar 31 2014
We're always being told to cut down on sugar, so going for a diet soft drink can seem like a good way to reduce calories.
Which diet gives the best results?
13:00 Mon Mar 31 2014
We all know that diet is extremely important to our health but with so much conflicting advice it's hard to know which diet will give the best results.
Helena Rizzo named world's best chef
10:00 Mon Mar 31 2014
Brazilian Helena Rizzo, of Mani restaurant, has taken the world's best female chef award from Italian Nadia Santini.
Queenstown produce showcased at Aussie event
02:00 Mon Mar 31 2014
A week-long celebration is being held in Australia to showcase Queenstown as a world-class wine and food destination
What does your choc choice say about you?
18:00 Thu Mar 27 2014
New Zealand chocolatier Murray Langham believes your choice of chocolate can reflect your inner self.
Greek yoghurt almost unknown in Greece
14:00 Thu Mar 27 2014
It's a global health fad with millions of fans and yet in Greece, many people have never heard of "Greek yoghurt".
Penis-shaped popsicle amuses Sweden
20:00 Tue Mar 25 2014
A Swedish ice-cream maker insists it doesn't understand the fuss surrounding its new icy pole, which has become a viral hit thanks to its suggestive shape.
Young Kiwi chef wins $10,000 Bursary award
16:30 Mon Mar 24 2014
Promising young chef Carlita Campbell has been awarded the inaugural ŌOra King Chef’s Bursary worth $10,000 and now has her sights set on London.
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