Many people suffer with hay fever.
Research suggests there could be a link between hay fever and the microbiome. Exploring this connection paves the way for potential treatments.
The new system generally gives higher scores to fruits, vegetables and minimally processed foods.
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The Food Compass system scores foods based on variables like the amounts of refined grains and sugars, processing and healthful ingredients. People who ate better-scoring foods had better overall health.
Foods such as kimchi are great to include in a psychobiotic diet.
Our latest study adds further evidence that diet and mental health are closely connected.
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Your body produces postbiotics after digesting prebiotic and probiotic foods – and many postbiotics are crucial to good gut health.
Could a new probiotic supplement really cure your hangover?
Many school lunchbox products are now heavily marketed as promoting gut health. The limited regulation of such claims leaves it to parents and carers to assess whether they really stack up.
A recent clinical trial shows that taking probiotics can lead to a quicker recovery from a coronavirus infection.
Even chickens need strong, healthy gut microbiomes.
The probiotic decreases the presence of pathogens in the animal’s gut and can be used safely on a daily basis.
Antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in your gut. But some foods can help get it back to normal.
Refreshing in the scientific-medical sense, not just the pints-after-work sense.
Remove the alcohol and calories, and it turns out beer is a drink that has many qualities found in health drinks.
The gut microbiome is the community of micro-organisms living inside the gastrointestinal tract, which performs many beneficial functions, including educating the immune system.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
Choosing the right probiotic strain is also important.
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Probiotics sold in tablets or capsules don’t need to be refrigerated to work.
Increased scientific understanding of the role microbes play in humans and other animals has led to the development of probiotics to improve heath.
From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
Fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut, are all popular sources of probiotics.
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While the probiotics found in fermented foods might have health benefits for most, these foods could cause serious harm to the health of others.
We still don’t know what types of bacteria are truly beneficial.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there’s still a lot we don’t know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
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Many probiotic bacteria don’t manage to colonise the gut, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have positive health benefits.
If you eat a healthy diet, it’s probably not worth it.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult.
Consuming yoghurt is associated with many health benefits. But with all the varieties of yoghurt, and added ingredients like fruits and probiotics, it can be hard to know which is best for your health.
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Long viewed simply as ‘germs,’ the hidden half of nature turns out to be crucial to the health of people and plants.