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Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

A recent study carried out at University College London suggests that many probiotic drinks may be a waste of time, and money, as only a small amount of the beneficial bacteria they contain actually reach the area of the gut where they’re most useful.

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

Diet Tribes, a brand new series presented by Dr Chris Van Tulleken and clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron, will investigate the latest science behind the discovery that the best way to lose weight could be a personalised diet, the secret to which may lie in our genes, our hormones and neuroscience.

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

This November, dance, fitness and holistic Shoreditch studio, FRAME, are teaming up with Fish Market to launch a new exercise and brunch offering as part of the new Warehouse Weekend experience.

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro, the world’s first high protein coconut water, has launched. The drink combines 20 grams of whey protein (per 330ml serving) with the natural nutritional properties of coconut water to deliver muscle recovery and hydration in a delicious and refreshing post-workout drink.

Seasonal health and beauty

Seasonal health and beauty

Autumn means hedgerow fruits come into season as blackberries, sloes and damsons add colour and flavour to our countryside. The change of seasons isn’t all good though as it also brings rain, wind and dropping temperatures, meaning our skin and immune systems face a host of challenges.

Salad days for students who get “fresher” with NUS extra cards

The stereotypical student diet of booze, beans and biscuits could be a thing of the past according to new research by The Co-operative Food.

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study.

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

The post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.

Beauty from the inside out

Beauty from the inside out

The word ‘anti-oxidant’ has become a common sight on the packs of health and beauty products, as manufacturers try and cash in on the benefits of these natural wonder molecules.

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

The relationship between saturated fat and type 2 diabetes may be more complex than previously thought, according to the results of a large international study.

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

With temperatures soaring to record levels this week, slimming supplements makers have seen a huge last minute rush for natural weight management aids as Brits opt for a bikini body in the bottle this summer.

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Scientists are investigating if eating mayonnaise with added vegetables, in the form of powders, could unlock health benefits.

Krill oil supplements for Omega 3 - Better than fish oils?

Krill oil supplements for Omega 3 - Better than fish oils?

In recent years krill oil supplements have come to rival fish oils in terms of popularity and sales. It is not surprising as good quality pure krill oil supplements have arguably many more natural nutritional attributes when compared to fish oils.

Mood boosting maca

Mood boosting maca

Maca is a South American plant, whose root can be dried and turned into a powder, which has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.