More healthy reasons to eat Brussels sprouts
And cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower while you’re at it.
The once maligned Brussels sprouts have been making a bit of a comeback in recent years with fancy recipes to tempt e...
Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins
Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.
Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...
Dietary guidelines under fire
Call for reform to meet health and environmental goals.
While governments have agreed to global health and environmental targets, most dietary guidelines are lagging behind,...
Yet more evidence these are good for you
Studies link fruit, vegetables and grains to lower diabetes risk.
You just can’t ignore the fact that fruit, vegetables and grains are good for you. The latest reminder comes from ...
Why we should be eating microalgae
For a start, it's got lots of protein and it's good for the planet.
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less prod...
Fancy some worms with your sushi?
Parasites in raw fish have risen dramatically, study finds.
The presence of parasitic worms in raw or undercooked seafood, popular in dishes such as sushi, sashimi, poke and car...
Tea drinkers may well live longer
Chinese research suggests it’s a habit worth having.
Tea is good for you, according to new research from – perhaps not surprisingly – China. Habitual consumption – defin...
Make the gym more appealing
Mouse study explores the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Getting a bit hungry by fasting and cutting out snacks could actually make you want to exercise – not veg out on the ...
A tough diet, but it has a place
Alternate-day fasting is effective and safe.
One of the “most extreme” of diet interventions appears to be both safe and effective, Austrian researchers say. The...
Packaged foods: where healthy is relative
They’re causing a nutritional double burden, survey suggests.
British packaged food and drinks topped the healthy list in a recent survey using an Australian rating system. The US...
We can feed the world with plant protein
Legumes could be the answer, writes Richard Trethowan.
A recent UN report found that a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions come from the food chain, particularly meat ...
Access is the biggest food cue of all
If you’re trying to lose weight, think about that drive to work.
A study of hundreds of US primary school workers has found those whose daily commute passes through a corridor with m...