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...
Peer pressure driving sustainable diets
Modelling suggests it would be more effective than facts.
People find it notoriously difficult to change eating habits to improve their own health, let alone the planet’s. No...
Don’t forget – less chilli
Study finds possible link to cognitive decline.
Perhaps think twice about that extra kick of chilli sauce. Research suggests a spicy diet could be linked to cognitiv...
An apple, and a few bacteria, a day
Organic gives you a better batch, research shows.
If you eat your apples, core and all, you’re consuming 100 million bacteria each time, new research has found. That’...
Plant-based diets could prevent type 2 diabetes
New study quantifies the protective effect.
Eating a diet high in plant foods with little or no red meat has been linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the ...