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The Number-One Worst Food for Your Brain

Date: 27/11/2023

Hint: It's not really a food at all.

Taste depends on nature and nurture. Here are 7 ways you can learn to enjoy foods you don't like

Date: 24/11/2023

Many factors influence food preferences, including age, genetics and environment. We each live in our own sensory world and no two people will have the same experience while eating.

The truth about emulsifiers: are they destroying our gut health?

Date: 29/06/2023

The E numbers in food make bread softer and ice-cream silkier. But there is growing concern about how they might affect our microbiome.

WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners

Date: 15/05/2023

Artificial sweeteners, used to replace sugar in a vast range of products, do not help in losing weight and can have serious health effects, according to the World Health Organization.

Seaweed, sardines and sauerkraut: the best diet for your brain at every stage of life

Date: 12/03/2023

It’s never too early or late to use nutrition to improve brain health. From iodine intake to avoiding ultra-processed foods, here’s what to bear in mind.

Picky eater? Research shows it could be in your DNA

Date: 09/12/2022

These findings shed a new light on our understanding of people’s food choices. If you understand why you don’t like certain foods it may help you improve the way you cook or prepare them.

3 Outstanding Food Swaps to Improve Brain Health

Date: 02/12/2022

What we eat plays a significant role in our overall health, especially brain health - here are three easy ways to sub out dietary junk in favour of healthier alternatives for your brain.

Counting cravings for coffee and soft drinks

Date: 13/09/2022

The number of soft drink cravings predicted the total amount of soft drink drunk, with cravings triggered by a number of factors beyond thirst.

'Gateway' foods like candy may lead to unhealthy teen eating

Date: 07/09/2022

Certain ultra-processed foods, such as candy, pastries and frozen desserts, may be "gateway" foods for adolescents, leading them to eat higher quantities of other unhealthy foods, according to new research.

How small changes to prison food drastically cut inmate violence

Date: 16/03/2022

A series of studies have found that improving prisoners’ nutrition reduces incidents of violence by, on average, 30 per cent.

Why children may be off their food after COVID

Date: 18/01/2022

Could COVID be causing parosmia—a symptom where people experience strange and often unpleasant smell distortions?

Clear evidence for a link between pro-inflammatory diets and 27 chronic diseases. Here’s how you can eat better

Date: 23/04/2021

The “Western diet” which consists of calorie-dense, ultra-processed foods and is low in fruits, vegetables and other plant-foods, has been linked to higher levels of inflammation.

Titanium Teeth

Date: 29/03/2021

Titanium dioxide is used to make toothpaste brighter and whiter; and it is also used to colour paint, paper, cosmetics, pills and food, where it is known as E171. In fact, TiO2 is everywhere. It has been around for a century, and until recently was considered inert and safe.

Brain changed by caffeine in utero, study finds

Date: 08/02/2021

New research finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life.

The essential role of iodine in the diet

Date: 28/01/2021

The public need to be more aware of the essential role of iodine in the diet, particularly pregnant women and those of child bearing age.

Hydrogen sulphide could guard against Alzheimer's disease - IN MICE

Date: 12/01/2021

Behavioral tests on mice showed that hydrogen sulphide improved cognitive and motor function by 50 per cent compared with mice that did not receive the injections of NaGYY.

You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do

Date: 04/01/2021

More than two-thirds of all packaged foods contain added sweeteners. Why does that matter? Research has found links between kids' high-sugar diets and problems with sleep, learning and emotional health, not to mention serious conditions like diabetes and fatty liver disease.

New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

Date: 30/12/2020

The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.

How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice

Date: 15/04/2020

The discovery of a specialized gut-brain circuit offers new insight into the way the brain and body evolved to seek out sugar. By laying the foundation for new ways to modify this circuit, this research offers promising new paths to reducing sugar over-consumption.

"Not all plant-based patterns of eating are healthy,” warns CVD study author

Date: 19/03/2020

Plant-based diets have been widely promoted for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction, but not all kinds of plant-based diets are healthy, according to a Greece-based study