The British Dietetic Association is launching One Blue Dot, a project that brings together information on healthy diets and sustainability to tackle the “urgency of change” that is needed in how people eat.
The use of edible or wild flowers in food is growing in popularity but a lack of chemical and toxicological data and presence of toxic compounds in some species could be causes for concern, Danish researchers suggest.
Low calorie sweeteners have a bad reputation – but frequent consumers use them as a means to control cravings and cut calories, suggesting that they could be an important public health tool, a researcher suggests.
It is well documented that certain things affect how we perceive flavour: from smell to visual appearance. But what about some of the less obvious factors, like the room in which you are eating or your expectations around price?
Findings that point to a toxic effect of artificial sweeteners on gut microbes have been dismissed by an industry body, who said the study could not predict what would happen in real life use of sweeteners.