Posts for Food

Activated charcoal doesn’t detox the body – four reasons you should avoid it

Alena A/Shutterstock.com Sophie Medlin, King’s College London On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal […]

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Does eating at night make you fat?

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Peter Morgan, University of Aberdeen Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has […]

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Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe

As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year. shutterstock Amelia Lake, Teesside University and Shelina Visram, Newcastle University It would be a bit shocking to see […]

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How Brexit will affect each ingredient of the full English breakfast

shutterstock.com Hana Trollman, Loughborough University The typical full English breakfast might include sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, hash browns and toast. Here’s how Brexit could affect the UK’s […]

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Postbiotics and smart toilets: new era of harnessing our microbial chemicals to keep us slim and healthy

Tim Spector, King’s College London and Cristina Menni, King’s College London Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin growing naturally on a petri dish, we have been aware of the power […]

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Do you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Maria Uspenskaya/Shutterstock.com Matthew Campbell, Leeds Beckett University There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high levels of […]

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The best foods for arthritis symptoms – new research

shutterstock. Ali Mobasheri, University of Surrey and Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of […]

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How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

What we eat, how much and how often changes over our lives. milsamil/Shutterstock Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a […]

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Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives

Pas un ‘burger’. shutterstock.com Malte B. Rödl, University of Manchester France recently passed an amendment to its Agriculture Bill. It prohibits any product that is largely based on non-animal ingredients […]

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Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity

MSPhotographic/Shutterstock.com James Brown, Aston University and Alex Conner, University of Birmingham Many countries have introduced a sugar tax in order to improve the health of their citizens. As a result, […]

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