How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminum?

How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminum? -  takeaway food in aluminium containers

A new report carried out by German officials suggests that even though exposure to dangerous aluminum compounds in foods has been decreasing, we are still ingesting more of this substance than experts deem safe. What can we do to minimize our exposure to aluminum compounds? Share on PinterestResearchers from Germany warn about the dangers of […]

Can diet improve a person’s vaginal health?

Can diet improve a person's vaginal health? -  a woman eating yoghurt as it is a good food for vaginal health

Certain foods and drinks contain compounds that may improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. These include probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages. The vagina uses natural secretions, immune defenses, and “good” bacteria to keep itself healthy. Eating a healthful, balanced diet might also further prevent infections and improve vaginal conditions. This article […]

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Share on PinterestNew research helps explain why sugary foods are irresistible. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, […]

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome. Share on PinterestIllustration of phage viruses attacking a bacterium. In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel interest and debate. Both, of […]