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Our Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy.

These fact sheets are for information only and are not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis or dietary advice given by a dietitian.

The information is correct at the time of publishing, and undergoes periodic reviews to ensure up-to-date evidence.

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Our most popular Food Fact Sheets

Vegetarian, vegan and plant-based diet

A plant-based diet is based on foods that come from plants with few or no ingredients that come from animals. This includes vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diet

Dietary changes can often help Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms and sometimes simple changes are all that are needed. This Food Fact Sheet explains that dietary changes can help these symptoms.

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Testing

There are many different 'tests' available to diagnose food allergy or food intolerance. It can be difficult to know which are reliable or based on science. This fact sheet will examine the tests available and whether they are based on evidence.