06 October 2017
Recent media headlines claim that low-fat diets could increase your risk of early death by almost one quarter. However, the coverage is based on a study that mainly looked at people in lower- and middle- income countries outside Europe, so it may not be relevant for the general European population.
06 October 2017
Recent media headlines claim that three servings of fruit and veg is enough to live longer. Should we forget about current recommendations for five portions a day?
22 August 2017
Fermented foods have been consumed for centuries across the globe. Recently, they have become trendy. What exactly are fermented foods? Are they good for our health?
08 October 2016
Tea has been used as a refreshing drink for centuries. Tea is said to have health benefits - does the latest scientific evidence support this? Is tea a healthy source of hydration?
08 December 2014
Bread has been part of the human diet for thirty thousand years. Yet there are many misconceptions around bread.
11 May 2014
Honey is a natural ingredient used for its sweetness, energy and potential health benefits. This article explores how honey is made, describes its composition, and discusses research on its reported health effects.
01 April 2014
Plant-based diets are receiving increasing attention, and research shows their potential for disease-prevention. Much has been said about the importance of fruits and vegetables, but what is known about ready-to-eat dried seeds?
20 September 2013
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil produced from the pulp of the fruits of palms and that is solid at room temperature.
01 May 2011
Eggs are a rich source of protein and several essential nutrients. Emerging evidence suggests they are associated with improved diet quality.
01 February 2011
Our favourite fresh vegetables are not available all year round. Does this mean we have to do without when they are out of season or are frozen and tinned vegetables valid alternatives?
01 March 2010
Potatoes are a very common food in the diets of most Europeans, but perhaps sometimes the nutrition contribution of this staple crop is overlooked. What makes potatoes special is that they combine the characteristics of starchy foods with those of vegetables.