Food design & research > Nutrition

An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease

03 February, 2020

Consuming an egg a day does not impact blood cholesterol levels and is not tied to cardiovascular disease, according to the Population Health Research Institute.


Frequent UTIs? Going vegetarian could help

03 February, 2020

Forgoing meat could reduce the risk of contracting urinary tract infections, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.


Aussies opting for healthy drinks

28 January, 2020

Aussies are increasingly opting for healthy beverages when eating out, with sales topping $2.1 billion in 2018.


How the cookie crumbles: texture affects health perception

15 January, 2020

Studies have shown that changing the surface texture of food could communicate a healthier message to consumers.


How much exercise to burn off your Christmas lunch?

17 December, 2019

Research suggests that labelling food and drink with the amount and type of exercise needed to burn off the calories might be effective for consumers.


Media influence on consumer perception of GMOs

17 December, 2019

Research shows that consumer mistrust of GMOs is influenced by the media, despite assurances from food experts and the scientific community.


'Hyper-palatable' foods defined

06 November, 2019

What constitutes a 'hyper-palatable' food, ie, one that we can't stop eating? A US study has provided a data-driven definition and revealed their prevalance.


Healthier diets are reportedly better for the environment

05 November, 2019

Researchers have linked the health impacts of food to their overall environmental impact, revealing that healthier diets are better for the environment.


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.


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