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Gut flora balance influences effectiveness of dietary interventions

People lacking a particular strain of beneficial bacteria in the gut may not get all the health benefits from a high fibre diet

18 November, 2015

Love rice? Keep it colourful!

Not all processing has an equally detrimental effect on the nutritional quality of rice, according to new research

19 October, 2015

Junk food makes our brains less adaptable

High-fat and high-sugar diets have been shown to alter the balance of bacteria in the gut – with destructive effects on our minds

12 October, 2015

Highly processed foods linked with addictive eating

Chips, pizza and chocolate have been found to be among the most addictive foods in a new study

23 February, 2015

Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease

Scientists have made a direct connection between loss of bees and an increased risk of nutrient deficiencies – with worrying connections to diseases like measles and malaria.

27 January, 2015

Ensuring adequate vitamin C could ward off deadly stroke

Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of haemorrhagic stroke

20 February, 2014

Organic milk contains more healthy fats than conventional milk

Organic milk , from grass-fed cows, contains a healthier balance of essential fatty acids and more protein than conventional milk, according to new research

12 December, 2013

Nutrient levels in stored vegetables vary by time of day

Pay attention to storage conditions; plant food nutrient levels vary according to cycles of light and dark – even after being harvested, say researchers

3 July, 2013

Probiotics help the brain cope with anxiety

Eating a probiotic food such as yoghurt every day could improve both physical health as well as emotional resilience

30 May, 2013

Naturopathic treatment lowers heart disease risk

Individual care by a naturopath significantly reduced the risk of metabolic syndrome and premature death in high risk people

8 May, 2013