Posts for Food

Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way

Bet you can’t eat just one. tlindsayg/Shutterstock Tera Fazzino, University of Kansas and Kaitlyn Rohde, University of Kansas All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to […]

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Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

These foods are all dependent on microorganisms for their distinctive flavor. margouillat photo/Shutterstock.com Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer […]

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Snacking: the modern habit that could be putting your health and waistline at risk

shutterstock/frantic00 Ruth Whiteside, Sheffield Hallam University Cakes, biscuits and energy bars are, for many people, just staples of everyday life – the snacks that keep them going through the day. […]

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Vegan food in the meat aisle?

Tesco has taken the bold (some would say foolhardy) decision to put plant-based burgers, sausages and nuggets in the same chiller cabinet as their meat-based counterparts. The aim is to […]

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Insects for dinner? High protein, low fat …

Phew, luckily I’m vegetarian! It seems eating insects may be the diet of the future. Luckily, there are lots of plus points.  My problem is getting over the immediate abhorrence […]

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Pure fruit juice: junk food or health food?

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock David Benton, Swansea University Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy […]

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Being vegan says so much more about you than just your ethics

Are you who you eat? Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Thomas Robinson, City, University of London and Outi Lundahl, University of Groningen Revered French gastronome Jean Brillat-Savarin coined the phrase: “Tell me what you […]

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Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

‘To gut microbes.’ View Apart/Shutterstock Caroline Le Roy, King’s College London and Tim Spector, King’s College London Alcohol consumption guidelines vary widely between countries. In the UK and Netherlands, no […]

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Fitness trackers and eating disorders – is there a link?

nelen/Shutterstock Carolyn Plateau, Loughborough University Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart […]

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Government announces hospital food review

  Every year, the NHS serves more than 140 million meals to patients across the country. The quality and nutritional value of these meals can vary substantially, so the government […]

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