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Could a human gut microbe make processed foods healthier?

22 October, 2019

A US study suggests the gut microbiome has an impact on how the body breaks down processed foods, such as cereals, pastas, chocolate and soft drink.


An apple a day provides 100 million bacteria for your gut

15 October, 2019

A study has revealed that organic apples have a more diverse microbial population than conventional apples, with organic apples high in probiotic microorganisms.


Research shows low-FODMAP diet relieves symptoms of IBD

08 October, 2019

Research has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates can improve certain gut symptoms for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Descriptive flavours on labels encourage healthy eating, study

04 October, 2019

Evocative flavours like 'twisted citrus glazed carrots' rather than nutritional information on labels can encourage healthy choices, according to a study.


Your daily cuppa could improve brain health

26 September, 2019

Regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions than non-tea drinkers, reveals a study led by the National University of Singapore.


Finding the right dietary fibre for gut microbes

24 September, 2019

Scientists have discovered that beneficial gut microbes thrive when fed specific fibre types, findings that could aid the design of nutritious foods.


Could yoghurt be the key to tackling childhood obesity?

23 September, 2019

Chinese research has revealed that probiotic supplements could enhance weight loss and improve the metabolic health of obese children.


Gut-derived serotonin shown to negatively impact blood sugar

17 September, 2019

A recent study has revealed how gut bacteria impact the normally feel-good chemical serotonin to negatively influence blood sugar levels.


Got milk? Research reveals prehistoric British farmers did

16 September, 2019

A study reveals that Neolithic Britons drank milk and even processed it into cheese, suggesting that milk has been a staple part of human diets for centuries.


Fake meat too salty, research finds

11 September, 2019

Meat-free alternative products are increasingly popular with consumers, but new research has found that many are packed with salt.


Personalised nutrition, how does it work?

06 September, 2019

We are entering an age where science and technology can help identify which foods can best help us manage our weight and overall health.


Healthy heart guidelines updated for meat, dairy and eggs

21 August, 2019

Unflavoured full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese option added, egg limit lifted but red meat limit placed in the latest Heart Foundation healthy heart diet guidelines.


UK has healthiest packaged food, says survey

21 August, 2019

A survey of food and drink products from around the world has found that the UK has the healthiest packaged consumables of the 12 countries and territories surveyed.


High-fat diets and leaky gut bacteria can cause diabetes

16 August, 2019

New research has revealed that our dietary choices can impact our gut bacteria, leading to what researchers call a 'leaky gut' and insulin resistance.


Call for reformulation of over-processed foods

31 July, 2019

A US study encourages food manufacturers to reformulate or replace over-processed packaged and unpackaged foods with healthier options.


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