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What’s the scoop on chia seeds?

Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as protein and fibre; does this ancient Aztec superfood stand-up to the hype?

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There’s more to gluten sensitivity than coeliac disease

US scientists have shown in a new study that gluten sensitivity can cause uncomfortable symptoms even in the absence of coeliac disease

3 March, 2015
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Emulsifier food additives promote inflammation, obesity

Emulsifiers, used widely in processed foods, can alter the natural balance of gut flora causing an inflammatory response linked to diseases like colitis and metabolic syndrome

2 March, 2015
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Daily pycnogenol improves memory, focus and mood

New research shows that a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree could help boost memory and mental performance.

2 March, 2015
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Liquorice could provide UV protection to skin

Liquorice contains active anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that can help protect skin in the sun

25 February, 2015
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Colouring used in some sodas poses cancer risk

Soda drinkers are ingesting caramel food colouring, a substance that can raise cancer risk over a lifetime, say researchers

23 February, 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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Want to live longer? Eat more wholegrain foods

A diet that includes more wholegrains an reduce your risk of early death from heart disease, say Harvard researchers

19 February, 2015
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Start improving health before birth to beat child obesity

Scientists urge mums to address five key modifiable factors that could influence their child’s risk of being overweight late in life.

19 February, 2015
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Coconut oil & exercise combo lowers blood pressure

New evidence from Brazil shows potential for combining coconut oil and exercise to reduce oxidative stress on the heart and fight hypertension.

16 February, 2015
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Brain inflammation link to major depression revealed

New evidence of the link between inflammation in the brain and depression suggests treating the inflammation could help treat the depression.

16 February, 2015