Eating well is becoming more and more of a science, with new research showing us which foods may lower our risk of disease, and which are increasingly pointed to as the culprits behind ill health. Researchers are looking to better understand how nutrients work in our bodies, with studies that analyze at the diets of people with heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, along with research aimed at helping people to lose weight, or maintain weight loss. From all this research, new advice constantly emerges for people who are dieting, or want to eat more healthfully. With news, features and reference pages, we will provide science-supported tips for improving your nutrition.
Latest about Food & Diet
Why do people like spicy food?
By Donavyn Coffey published
The chemicals that make food spicy don't target taste receptors, but rather temperature receptors in the tongue.
Non-sugar sweeteners don't help with weight loss and may come with health risks, WHO says
By Christoph Schwaiger published
Non-sugar sweeteners won't make you lose weight and may be linked to health risks in the long-term, the World Health Organization reported.
Does coffee really give you an 'energy boost'?
By Emma Beckett published
Coffee may make you less drowsy, but it doesn't really "energize" the body.
What is mindful eating, and is it good for you? We explore the science behind it
By Anna Gora published
From weight loss to digestive health, could savoring every mouthful have a positive impact on wellbeing?
Why fad diets don't work, according to experts
By Louise Bond published
Fad diets may provide a quick fix, but they're not a long term solution.
Why do we crave comfort food?
By Joe Phelan published
Many of us seek solace in comfort foods during times of stress. But what makes them so appealing?
What are superfoods?
By Christopher Wanjek published
So-called "superfoods" may have health benefits, but no more than other nutritionally dense foods.
Does tea really help with digestion?
By Meg Walters published
Reference It’s a good source of antioxidants, but does tea help digestion?
Gut-brain axis: How it works and its link to mental health
By Anna Gora published
Reference The gut-brain axis refers to the connection between the gut and the brain.
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