Nutrition in Food

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Allergens in food
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Allergens in food

Madhura Rao

What do prawns, celery, peanuts, soybeans, and wheat share in common? Well, these foods can cause…

Food Deserts | Why Do They Exist?
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Food Deserts | Why Do They Exist?

Madhura Rao

Income inequality is on the rise in many parts of the world today. Even in countries that are…

The Rise of Eating Alone
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The Rise of Eating Alone

Silvia Lazzaris

For millennia, humans have shared meals together with their communities. The social aspect of eating…

Eating Disorders: Rekindling Our Relationship With Food
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Eating Disorders: Rekindling Our Relationship With Food

Lynn Liu

Like many who suffer from an eating disorder, mine started when I was an adolescent entering my…

The Global Nutrition Epidemic of ‘Hidden Hunger’
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The Global Nutrition Epidemic of ‘Hidden Hunger’

Dr Dora Pereira, Isabella Stelle

Historically, the World Health Organisation defined malnutrition as a lack of caloric or protein…

Titanium Dioxide in Food | Is It Safe?
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Titanium Dioxide in Food | Is It Safe?

Kelly Oakes

You might not have heard of titanium dioxide, but you’ve probably eaten it – it’s…

Are Microwaves Safe? | Debunking Molecular Myths
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Are Microwaves Safe? | Debunking Molecular Myths

Luke Cridland

Microwave ovens are a convenience dream, making meals in minutes and keeping washing up to a…

Should We Bring Back The Buffet?
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Should We Bring Back The Buffet?

Dr Caroline Wood

Lavish, all-you-can-eat spreads are often a key feature of parties, weddings, hotel stays and…

Alternative Protein Sources
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Alternative Protein Sources

Annabel Slater

Many of us traditionally think of meat, fish and dairy products as being excellent sources of…

Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food
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Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food

Merel Deelder

Due to the effects of climate change, producing enough food for our growing world population is…

Sustainable Protein Powders | Whey vs Plant-Based Protein Supplements
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Sustainable Protein Powders | Whey vs Plant-Based Protein Supplements

Aran Shaunak

Whether for health reasons or to improve athletic performance, many people turn to protein…

Microalgae | Health & Environmental Benefits
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Microalgae | Health & Environmental Benefits

Melissa Vanderheyden

While seaweed is becoming more renowned as the food of the future, its microscopic relatives, the…

Should We Avoid Refined-Grain Foods? | Ask The Expert
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Should We Avoid Refined-Grain Foods? | Ask The Expert

Silvia Lazzaris, Camilla Bendinelli

We might have heard that whole-grain foods are better for us than refined-grain foods. But does this…

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?
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Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

Samanta Oon

If a caffeine kick is part of your morning ritual, you’re not alone — around 80% of us…

How To Get Kids To Eat Vegetables: Use A Picture Book! 
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How To Get Kids To Eat Vegetables: Use A Picture Book! 

Dr Natalie Masento

Getting young children to eat their greens is a problem for many parents. New vegetable picture…

What Are Prebiotics | Foods and Supplements?
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What Are Prebiotics | Foods and Supplements?

Lynn Liu

In the last few years, evidence has emerged on the importance of gut health to our overall…

Toxic Foods | 5 Delicious but Deadly Foods
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Toxic Foods | 5 Delicious but Deadly Foods

Lottie Bingham

We all know to steer clear of the mysterious-looking mushrooms growing in the wild. What many might…

Toxicity in Shellfish | What is Shellfish Poisoning?
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Toxicity in Shellfish | What is Shellfish Poisoning?

Oliver Fredriksson

If you live by the coast, clusters of mussels or oysters growing by the shore are probably a common…

What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?
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What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Lydia Melville

Our bodies contain just as many microbial cells as human cells, if not more - and most of these…

Plant-Based Diets and Gut Health
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Plant-Based Diets and Gut Health

Adrià Porta

Eating more plant fibres can help improve your gut microbiota diversity and protect your intestinal…

Gluten-Free Foods: Are They Actually Healthy?
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Gluten-Free Foods: Are They Actually Healthy?

Claudia Parms

Not too long ago, if you didn't have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, the idea of a…

Does Sugar Damage Our Health?
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Does Sugar Damage Our Health?

Silvia Lazzaris

Over the past few decades, a rapid increase in sugar consumption has grown parallel with the…

Is Sugar The New Tobacco?
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Is Sugar The New Tobacco?

Silvia Lazzaris

Understanding the impacts of sugar on our health is not an easy task. Food science is complicated…

Breaking Down Sugars and Sweeteners
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Breaking Down Sugars and Sweeteners

Lydia Melville

Sweeteners are regularly used by those looking to reduce their sugar intake. But, how do sweeteners…

7 Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives
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7 Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives

Dafni Acedo Leventopo

Sugar gives us the sweet taste that we all know and love, and it also acts as a preservative to keep…

Olive Oil: The Science Behind Health Benefits
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Olive Oil: The Science Behind Health Benefits

Julianna Photopoulos

Olive oil is a key part of the Mediterranean diet, thought to have health benefits such as lowering…

Plant-Based Iron Sources
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Plant-Based Iron Sources

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

As a central component of red blood cells (which store and carry oxygen through our bodies), iron is…

4 Tips To Improve Iron Absorption
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4 Tips To Improve Iron Absorption

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

Iron is an essential nutrient which is crucial for building red blood cells in the body. While it's…

Calcium From A Plant-Based Diet | Vegan Calcium Sources
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Calcium From A Plant-Based Diet | Vegan Calcium Sources

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

It's no longer a bone of contention: you can definately meet your calcium requirements on a…

Plant-Based Diet: Vitamin B12 Sources
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Plant-Based Diet: Vitamin B12 Sources

Alexandra Alcorta

Plant-based diets have increased considerably around the world in the last few years. While…

Bioavailability of Plant-Based Proteins
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Bioavailability of Plant-Based Proteins

Adrià Porta

Compared to animal-based proteins, plant proteins have reduced digestibility and bioavailability.…

Are “Natural Foods” Better For You? | Opinion
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Are “Natural Foods” Better For You? | Opinion

Lottie Bingham

A quick scan of the supermarket shelves will reveal a wide array of different foods labelled…

Healthy Fats for Vegans | Plant-based Omega-3 and 6 Sources
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Healthy Fats for Vegans | Plant-based Omega-3 and 6 Sources

Lottie Bingham

While it is perfectly possible to consume a healthy and balanced diet derived solely from plants,…

Omega-3 and 6 | The Fatty Acids You Need
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Omega-3 and 6 | The Fatty Acids You Need

Lynn Liu

We might think of omega-3 and 6 as vitamins, but they are actually fats! Both omega-3 and omega-6…

Do Plant-based Diets Provide Enough Protein?
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Do Plant-based Diets Provide Enough Protein?

Klaus Hadwiger, Angelika Schulz

We've all heard the argument that plant-based diets don't provide us with enough protein - but is it…

Probiotics: The Science Behind Good Bacteria
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Probiotics: The Science Behind Good Bacteria

Carolina Moyano

Probiotics are often found in fermented foods, but not all fermented foods contain probiotics.…

Using Honey as a Medicine
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Using Honey as a Medicine

Tim Angeloni

This liquid gold delicacy and common sugar substitute can do far more than sweeten your coffee.…

9 Essential Amino Acids | Food Sources to Find Them
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9 Essential Amino Acids | Food Sources to Find Them

Lynn Liu

Amino acids are known as the building blocks of proteins. While the body needs 20 different amino…

Amino Acids | The Building Blocks of Protein
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Amino Acids | The Building Blocks of Protein

Lynn Liu

We tend to think that protein is a simple macronutrient your body needs. However, if you have ever…

Minerals in Food | Essential Nutrients
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Minerals in Food | Essential Nutrients

Claudia Parms

Minerals in food are not the same as mineral stones found in the ocean. They are essential nutrients…

Vitamins in Food | Why do we need vitamins?
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Vitamins in Food | Why do we need vitamins?

Claudia Parms

“Contains vitamin B & C” is often mentioned on food packaging. But what are vitamins,…

7 Foods That Are Rich In Protein
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7 Foods That Are Rich In Protein

Lynn Liu

Every cell in your body needs protein to function well. It plays a vital role in the repairing and…

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