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For better nutrition, focus on food synergies

Paying attention to ‘food synergy’ – how foods work together to boost nutrition – could hold the key to fighting malnutrition globally.

6 December, 2016

Free range and organic eggs have more vitamin D

Eggs that come from hens who are allowed to wander outdoors contain 42% more vitamin D than those from birds kept in sheds or cages.

6 December, 2016

Scientists find valuable nutrients in edible flowers

Apart from the ‘glam’ factor, edible flowers contain trace elements and antioxidants that could add to your diet and form the basis of future nutritional supplements.

17 October, 2016

Ayurvedic detox regimen reduces inflammation, heart disease risk

Just 6 days of diet, meditation, yoga and massage produced measurable changes in the blood associated with lower inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk and cholesterol regulation.

13 September, 2016

Are low-fat diets a health time-bomb?

Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned.

24 May, 2016

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
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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
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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
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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
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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