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Food & Nutrition

Is ultra-processed food making us fat and sick?

A number of researchers argue that extremely processed foods are the reason behind rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases. But others aren’t so certain.

Researchers debunk common food myths

More and more people are concerned that certain foods may be poisoning us, and that we have to eat purer, more natural food. But food scientists have different concerns than the general public.

Scientists are making smoothies with potato milk

A Swedish food scientist has made a milk substitute out of potatoes. This is said to be more neutral in taste than soya or oat milk.

Substance from garlic combats chronic infections

A molecule found in garlic inhibits the defence mechanism of bacteria, boosting the power of antibiotics and the human immune defence, according to a Danish study.

Choice of bread is a class issue

What kind of bread do you eat? This could depend on your educational level and what you were served at home as a child.

Mums with low iodine intake risk kids with behavioural problems

However, researchers are uncertain whether an iodine deficiency leads to a delay in brain development.

How much more environmentally friendly is it to eat insects?

Insect farms emit 75 per cent less carbon and use half as much water as poultry farms, shows new study.

Is it dangerous to eat food grown right by the road?

A reader wonders how pollution affects the food crops that grow along Norwegian roads.

Cod may be healthier than salmon for overweight men

When researchers looked at the diets of northern Norwegian men over a 13-year period, they found that lean fish was good for both cholesterol and blood pressure levels. But not everyone is sure this is true.

Pregnant women who eat fewer eggs and meat can have kids with late brain development

Norwegian researchers have found that five-year-olds who received little vitamin B12 as infants tend to have greater problems solving various language and numerical problems as well as understanding other children's emotions.