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...

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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 chocolate you...

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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. Man...

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All About Fibre

In 1982, a new book called The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Ayton took the UK by storm. Lisa Patient, who still remembers adding a large tablespoon of wheat bran to her breakfast cereal each morning in a bid to lose weight, writes in the #ion_nutrition Spring 2017 edition of...

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Mood Foods

In the Spring 2017 edition of the #ion_nutrition Optimum Nutrition Magazine, Lisa Patient writes about how different foods affect our mood, and investigates whether swapping comfort foods for healthier choices could make us feel much better in the long run. Click here...

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