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Manipulation of food structure could lead the way to a healthier diet

A new study led by scientists at King’s College London shows that preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. This finding may lead the way for the development of a new generation of food products that contain similar ingredients [...]

Few foods sold in US grocery stores meet FDA sodium requirements

In a CDC study spanning three regions of the United States, researchers found that fewer than half of U.S. grocery-store products in most food categories met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sodium-per-serving conditions for labeling as a “healthy” food. Researchers analyzed 2009 product sales for US grocery stores from three of the nine U.S. census [...]

Do you know the food you’re eating.. or the food you think you’re eating?

Detailed information about the chemical composition of food products will be readily available to producers, retailers and consumers, thanks to research at the University of Huddersfield. For example, it will be possible to know for certain whether gelatine – used in a huge variety of foods – has originated from pork or beef, while cheese [...]

Scientists develop new way to detect threatening nanoparticles in food

Over the last few years, the use of nanomaterials for water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and other industries has increased. For example, farmers have used silver nanoparticles as a pesticide because of their capability to suppress the growth of harmful organisms. However, a growing concern is that these particles could pose a potential health [...]

The Benefits Of Boosting Dietary Calcium Intake

European researchers have published a study which analyses the health economics of increased dairy foods and related reduction in risk of osteoporotic fractures in the population aged over 50. The study was based on a new analytical model that links nutrition and fracture risk, and health economics. It was based on data from the Netherlands, [...]