Posts for Food

Could cheese help prevent type 2 diabetes?

No need to feel guilty. hlphoto/Shutterstock.com Fumiaki Imamura, University of Cambridge Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health guidelines recommend […]

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Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

Avocadon’t? Nataliya Arzamasova/Shutterstock Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which […]

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The best foods to eat for a good night’s sleep

Shutterstock Sophie Medlin, King’s College London Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness – alongside diet, stress management and exercise. […]

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How to teach kids where food comes from – get them gardening

Research shows children are five times more likely to eat salad when they have grown it themselves. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Lindsay Hamilton, Keele University and Emma Surman, Keele University Survey the shelves […]

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Children who are picky eaters still grow up healthy — new research

Smiles all round. Yullishi/Shutterstock Caroline Taylor, University of Bristol If a standoff over vegetables at dinner is a daily hurdle with your child then good news parents – a picky […]

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High levels of sugar in organic and children’s yogurts – new survey

Aric Riley/Flickr, CC BY Bernadette Moore, University of Leeds and Barbara Fielding, University of Surrey In our survey of yogurts sold in the UK, we found that less than 10% […]

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Myth: healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food

travellight/Shutterstock.com Charlie Middleton, University of Dundee The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. Students tell me they’d like to eat better […]

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Food price hikes of £2 billion due to extreme weather are completely avoidable – here’s how

Know your onions. Anguskirk, CC BY-SA Manoj Dora, Brunel University London Extreme hot and cold weather in the UK will have driven up average household food prices by £45m a […]

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Coconut oil: not quite poisonous, but best treated with caution

Shutterstock Emma Kinrade, Glasgow Caledonian University Coconut oil is under attack. Once hailed as a miraculous superfood, its reputation has been more than a little bruised after a Harvard professor […]

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Probiotics: a first look at what’s going on in the gut

T. L. Furrer/Shutterstock.com Ana Valdes, University of Nottingham For the first time researchers have taken samples from inside people’s guts to find out how much probiotics change the composition of […]

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