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Seaweed: The new superfood?

Seaweed: The new superfood?

Research out of Newcastle University’s Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, which was funded by BBSRC and published in Food Chemistry, has found a possible reason why seaweed is being touted as a new superfood, boasting the potential to help us lose weight, shed fat and improve our general health. The researchers found that this form of marine algae contains ...

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Low-cal diets link to longevity revealed

Low-cal diets link to longevity revealed

A study conducted on mice and published in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research has revealed the metabolic reasons why calorie restriction is positively associated with longevity when nutritional needs are met. According to the research findings, this way of eating helps to extend lifespans and delay the onset of age-related disorders by reducing the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) ...

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Pasta power

Pasta power

A study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, has shown that pasta – the quintessential carb component of the Mediterranean diet – is associated with a reduced likelihood of both general and abdominal obesity, which is contrary to much of the popular debate around carbs at the moment. The research, published in the journal Nutrition ...

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