Nutrition

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers...
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks makes binge drinking more harmful

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks makes binge drinking more harmful

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. Many people mix...
How Spam became one of the most iconic American brands of all time

How Spam became one of the most iconic American brands of all time

While you might think of Spam as a basic canned meat, it’s actually one of the greatest business success stories of all time: Since Hormel...
Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study...
Simple diet changes can reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis

Simple diet changes can reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis

In the largest, most up to date study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the link between diet and the...
Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath...
Most milk substitutes are low in iodine – here’s why it matters

Most milk substitutes are low in iodine – here’s why it matters

Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries. However, our latest research...
How turmeric can benefit your health, according to new scientific evidence

How turmeric can benefit your health, according to new scientific evidence

Scientists have been studied turmeric for a long time to figure out its health benefits. They have found that a compound called curcumin plays a...
8 foods that (nearly) last forever

8 foods that (nearly) last forever

The news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible”, raises the question: are there...
Poultry red meat linked to high diabetes risk

Eating a lot of poultry and red meat linked to high diabetes risk

New research links an increased risk of diabetes to higher intake of red meat and poultry, and suggests dietary iron may play a role...