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  • The Lowdown on Resistant Starch

    You are likely already familiar with starch, the type of carb found in foods like bread, pasta, rice etc. But have you heard of resistant starch?

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  • How Food Affects Mood

    The connection between mental health and diet has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. We now know there are strong links between the gut microbiome and the brain. But how do signals get from the belly to the brain and what effect do they have when they get there?

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  • Capsinoids: the New Superfood?

    Both capsaicin and capsinoids are getting a lot of attention due to their reported ability to effect weight management and energy expenditure.

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  • The Importance of Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin as we lack the ability to produce it ourselves and therefore must obtain it from our diet. It's required for proper brain function, nerve tissue health and production of red blood cells.

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  • Durum Pasta vs Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)

    Individuals suffering from non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) do not have coeliac disease or a wheat allergy, however they still experience similar symptoms of bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhoea, headache or fatigue upon ingestion of gluten containing foods.

    There's an answer.

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  • Fermented Foods

    The gut microbiota is a hot topic at the moment. Supermarket shelves are lined with an ever increasing number of kombuchas, kimchis and other 'gut boosting, fermented superfoods' claiming to do all sorts of things for your health. There's no doubt that the foods we eat impact our health in some way. But how can eating some soggy cabbage or plain old yoghurt improve our health?

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  • The Carb Gene

    There are few things more comforting than tucking into a hearty bowl of pasta. Yet, devastatingly, carb is a dirty word. 

    But what if it didn't have to be that way?

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  • Genetics vs Epigenetics

    Genetics and epigenetics are two branches of biology that study genes and traits. We explore their differences and how each influence health and aging.

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  • Pressing the Brakes on Aging

    While the processes that drive ageing are a matter of debate, biogerontologists do agree on one thing – the progressive decline in physical function with the passage of time can be measured in our DNA. It can also be slowed and in some cases even reversed. 

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