Trendy Talk: Alkaline V.S. Acidic | 三分钟读懂营养:酸碱性饮食

For most of us, since we graduate from high school, who would have thought much about alkaline or acid in our lives. Let alone the pH values of what goes into our stomachs. 对于我们大多数人来说,自从我们从中学毕业以后,如果不是专业所需,大多数人不会在生活中考虑太多关于酸碱性,更不用说我们吃的食物的酸碱值了。 Out of sudden, everyone’s talking about eating alkaline and avoid all acid-producing foods. Personally, I thought it was gone, but clearly,…

Dine Well If You Dine Out. 外出就餐如何吃出健康。

In metro Melbourne, a high proportion of customers dining in restaurants or cafes during lunch time on weekdays. The Australian Heart Foundation gathered the survey data and reported that in 2015, on average, Australians spent more than $7.6 billion on fast foods [1]. It is about 7 times of the data reported in 2013, which was $1.2 billion…

Love and Hatred of Caffeine. 咖啡因之是非。

Melbourne is called the ‘Coffee Capital City’ of Australia. Globally, Melbourne is one of the cities with a strong coffee culture. In the lead up to 1930s, tea was off the top list as the favourite drink since the introduction of espresso. 墨尔本被称为澳大利亚的“咖啡之都”。在全球范围内,墨尔本是拥有最浓厚咖啡文化的城市之一。在直到20世纪30年代,浓缩咖啡取代了茶,被列为最受澳洲人喜欢的饮品。 If you get a chance to visit Melbourne, take a walk across the cobblestoned…

Sugar Shines in the Dark 充满诱惑的糖份

In a documentary called ‘That Sugar Film’ (2014; released in February 2015), an Australian actor Damon Gameau consumed foods containing approximately 40 teaspoons* (~160 grams) of sugar^ on a daily basis, for 60 days. This was being completed as a self-experimental approach. *40 teaspoons of sugar was designed, as it was the reported amount of…

Which is the Best Science News Site? 科学资讯网站排行榜

Every science student would be asked to read and use the information from reliable internet sources. So how do you define ‘reliability’ of information, then? Some easy answers from university students are: – “Well like some convincing suffixes, like ‘.gov’.” “Look at the title, the design of the website, and sometimes you can judge from…

(2) Why Say No to Fad Diets? 看清新兴食尚的是与否 (2)

More people are getting aware of their weight, body size and health, there are many novel diets that are promoted as ‘healthier’. Many of them are advocated by popular celebrities, their fans will soon become the followers of such diet. Also, many bloggers would share some nutrition information online, however, they may not have certain…

Purple Sweet Potato Fab or Fad? 紫薯隐藏的奥妙。

I was talking to my best friend. Kath: “You know, I’ve come across so many papers about purple sweet potatoes.” Friend: “Purple sweet potatoes? Why are they purple? Are they one of the GMOs?” Kath: “Nah, they are natural species of the sweet potatoes family. They are purple, aren’t they cute?” Friend: “My favourite is…

Embrace the Year of 2017! 迎面而来的2017年!

  This is the first day of the brand new year of 2017. So let us take this moment and turn to the people around you and tell them, this is also what I want to say to all of you! “Thank you! Thank you for making my 2016 so awesome. Thank you all my…

Sleep Less, More Obese. 睡得越少 胖得越快。

I believe that most of us have experienced how we crave for more foods to satisfy when we don’t get as much sleep. Here is why. 我相信大多数人都经历过,睡不够的时候,或者熬夜的时候,总是想吃点什么来弥补一下。但这是为什么呢?我们来看看吧~ Rapid Eye Movement (REM) is a special stage of sleep in all mammals, for instance, we dream during this REM stage. ScienceDaily recently released a study by the…

(1) Why Say No to Fad Diets? 看清新兴食尚的是与否 (1)

More people are getting aware of their weight, body size and health, there are many novel diets that are promoted as ‘healthier’. Many of them are advocated by popular celebrities, their fans will soon become the followers of such diet. Also, many bloggers would share some nutrition information online, however, they may not have certain…

Nutrition Confusions (1) – 误导我们的那些营养资讯 (1)

English Version We all have certain levels of nutrition knowledge, from media, books, talks, etc. However, some of them can be very wrong and misleading, and subsequently can be life-threatening to some population groups. Let’s see what has been fooling us around, and kick it away with the clear science behind. 【Diabetes Mellitus】 Q: “I’m…