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What will be the top ten functional food trends for 2014?

The April 2014 issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) features Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s insights on the top 10 functional...

New research shows how pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 binds to fresh vegetables

Food poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium  Escherichia coli  are normally associated with tainted meat products. However, between 20-30% of these are...

Study Further illuminates heart-healthy benefits of Mediterranean diet

New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation....

Coffee consumption reduces mortality risk from liver cirrhosis

New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Findings...

New evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions

Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive...

Lettuce rejoice! Scientists grow longer lasting salad

Researchers at the University of Southampton have helped to produce salads with a longer shelf-life. They worked with  Vitacress , one of the biggest producers of packaged salads, to...

Eating fruits and vegetables linked to healthier arteries later in life

Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower...

Breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her...

Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity and diabetes

Improved thinking. Decreased appetite. Lowered blood pressure. The potential health benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up, and scientists are now homing in on what ingredients in chocolate...

New evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. ...

Hemp flour and green tea leaves could be used to make gluten-free snacks

The market for gluten-free foods with functional properties is growing immensely across virtually all food categories on a global level. The need to replace wheat proteins, fibers, and minerals...

Ajusting the calcium level and acidity could be key to developing tastier reduced-fat foods

Adjusting the calcium level and acidity could be the key to developing new better-tasting, more eye-appealing and creamier reduced-fat sauces, desserts and salad dressings that could be on the...

Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container

A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which...

Health benefits of dark chocolate: the mystery is solved!

The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery — until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week had twice as big an effect on body mass index (BMI) for those with the highest genetic risk scores compared with lower scores....

Heart disease and saturated fat - Have we got it wrong?

When it comes to heart disease it pays to know your enemy and for decades saturated fat has shouldered the blame as a leading risk factor. However a recent editorial in journal 'Open Heart' by...

Why dark chocolate is good for your heart

It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells...

Old, sprouting garlic has heart-healthy antioxidants

“Sprouted” garlic — old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves — is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up in the garbage can. But scientists are reporting...

Will your Grandmother's diet increase your risk of colon cancer?

Will a multi-generational exposure to a western type diet increase offspring’s chance of developing colon cancer? Will cancer-fighting agents, like green tea, help combat that increased risk? ...

Are synthetic chemicals used in food packaging harmful to human health?

The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists in a commentary in...
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