Magical Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms

Often (incorrectly) referred to as vegetables, all mushrooms are fungi — but out of the more than 14,000 identified species, of which about 2,000 are edible, only 12 are used as food supplements (1). This means that more than 10,000 species of mushroom are inedible...
Plastic and Food Packaging

Plastic and Food Packaging

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually, so keeping food fresh for as long as possible is vitally important for the economy and the environment. But how safe is the plastic packaging that we...
Is Chocolate Good for Me?

Is Chocolate Good for Me?

As a chocolate lover it’s a real joy to write this blog, particularly as the answer is yes, chocolate can be good for you. However, there is a caveat: the type and quality of the chocolate you choose is very important. To deliver any health benefits the...
Man Flu: Myth or Microbiome?

Man Flu: Myth or Microbiome?

 There are plenty of jokes about so-called man flu, even comedy sketches on YouTube dedicated to the subject. But could biological sex really affect how hard we fall ill? Read Lisa’s article, published in #ion_nutrition Optimum Nutrition Magazine in Spring 2018....