All carbs need to be broken down by our digestive enzymes to be absorbed. Digestion of complex carbs is a much slower process than simple carbs, leading to a more gradual blood sugar increase.
Essential fats found in fish and nuts are tied to many protective health benefits. Researchers found they may also slow decline of lung function and prolong the lives of pulmonary fibrosis patients.
We all want to eat healthily, especially as we reset our health goals at the start of a new year. But sometimes these plans are sabotaged by powerful cravings for sweet, salty or carb-heavy foods.
Integrating local and Indigenous knowledge into conservation can help to support diverse diets without compromising biodiversity goals.
Want to stay active and healthy in later life? Food fortification and strength and balance training could help improve quality of life for older adults
The COVID pandemic, climate events and international conflicts have all contributed, while supermarket giants have been accused of price gouging.
The demand for off-label weight loss drugs like Ozempic is concerning, because of the impact on weight stigma and the health risks of unsupervised weight loss, including developing eating disorders.
Food cravings during pregnancy are common, with studies reporting anywhere between 50% and 90% of pregnant women experience a food craving at least once during their pregnancy.
Centenarians living in the world’s ‘blue zones’ share a surprising number of similarities when it comes to their usual diet.
Fibre isn’t just associated with colon health; it’s associated with overall health and brain health through the gut-brain axis. But not all fibres are created equal.
Here’s why a healthy balance of microbes is important for astronauts when they travel to Mars and beyond.
Weight loss and diabetes drugs target regulatory pathways involved in metabolism that the microbes in your gut and certain molecules from food already play a key role in regulating.
Our food environments are designed in ways that often lead us to reach for unhealthy foods rather than healthy options.
Hype around ultra-processed food may be causing unnecessary anxiety among people who already struggle with food or worry about their health.
Improve your gut microbiome health and you improve so many aspects of your overall health. Here’s how to do it.
Long-term goals can be hard to stick to if the benefits are only way off in the future. Research suggests ways to focus on the here and now to help you ultimately achieve your more far-off targets.
Making just a few small changes in our daily lives can help improve our health and help us live more aligned with how we evolved.
You may want to re-think skipping breakfast if you’re someone who does it often.
Slow, gradual weight loss is more advantageous for your health in the long run.
You’re not alone if you find salads and vegetables bitter to taste. The good news is our taste buds adapt after time.