Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?
Free school meals have been an issue since 1906.
A food historian explains how the popular boxed dinner played an important role in kitchen science, wars and women's liberation.
Crisco's main ingredient, cottonseed oil, had a bad rap. So marketers decided to focus on the 'purity' of factory food processing – a successful strategy that other brands would mimic.
Industry lobbyists call it the 'Great Food Transition' and say it's about saving the planet. But is this the whole story?
All food is processed – and that’s a good thing.
When a manufacturer lists a serving size on their food label, it's based on their expectations of what you'll eat, not what the dietary guidelines recommend.
To understand how healthy a food is, we often look at fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals. But this approach overlooks one property that's a key part of a food's health potential – its structure.
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact 'food' remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
Processed foods can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient. So let's stop demonizing processed foods, and ease up on those who turn to them for convenience and price.
While some health advice is right, some of the regimes these people follow are just ridiculous.
We have a tendency to eat more when we eat with others, but weight gain isn't inevitable these holidays.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
The latest study linking diet with cancer has many flaws.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?
Processed foods often contain additives with intimidating chemical names or numbers. But many of these are derived from or based on chemicals that are found in nature.
Over 80 years ago, Hormel Foods introduced a simple, canned meat product called Spam. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
Arguing about the pros and cons of fat in our diet takes the focus away from the real nutritional demon: processed foods.