Will the new Australian standard help consumers understand?

The answer to the above question is an emphatic no.

The Mediterranean diet has assumed its place in history due to the epidemiological data surrounding populations consuming a typical agrarian diet.  For example,  in one recent prospective study involving 5,611 adults 60 years or older, adherence to a Mediterranean style dietary pattern – characterised by high consumption of olive oil, raw vegetables, soups, and poultry – was associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes. 

“Pop around for a cup of coffee” – words that frequently roll off our tongues without a second thought. Coffee for many of us is an integral part of our daily rituals. But did you know that caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world? It is available in a variety forms, including beverages – coffee, cola and energy drinks, tea (including the great health tonic, green tea), as well as chocolate. Around 80% of the population partake in caffeine usage daily and whether we like to admit it or not, most of us are probably dependent on the stuff.

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