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Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, says a study from King’s College London.

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Ginseng boosts attention and memory via the gut

By Nikki Hancocks

An American ginseng supplement can improve acute working memory and attention while chronic supplementation can improve cognition and mental fatigue, thanks largely to changes in the gut microbiome.

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Milk consumption in young infants impacts eating habits

By Natasha Spencer

A new study looking at the milk consumption habits of children aged 13-24 months, indicates that the type of milk consumed at an early age influences eating habits and preferences for sweet-tasting foods.

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How mussels may help solve the microplastics problem

By Oliver Morrison

Microplastics – minute pieces of plastic measuring less than five millimetres that result from the breakdown of larger plastic items, such as water bottles -- have been found in everything from beer and honey to seafood and bottled water​​.

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Plant-centred or low-fat diets for heart health?

By Katy Askew

Fresh research has come out comparing the heart benefits associated with low-fat and ‘plant-centred’ diets. The results are in – plant-centred diets could be more effective at lowering heart disease risk.

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Industry insights from NIZO: Improving the sensory experiences of plant proteins

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

In this series, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and FoodNavigator advisory panel member René Floris discusses some of the big issues in today’s food industry. Today, he focuses in on the hot topic of improving the organoleptic profile of plant proteins....

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