People with higher levels of vitamin D in the brain have better cognitive function

An estimated 55 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number that is expected to rise as the global population ages. To find treatments that can slow or stop the disease, scientists need to better understand the factors that can cause dementia. Researchers at Tufts University have completed the first study examining levels of vitamin … Read more

Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could raise dementia risk by over 20%

Talk about food for thought. A growing body of research suggests that ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and breakfast cereals high in sugars, fats and empty calories are bad for your health. Now, a new large-scale study presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego this week offers more evidence that people … Read more

Eating ultra-processed foods increases the risk of cognitive decline

In a recent JAMA Neurology study, researchers report that consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) increases the risk of cognitive decline, particularly among middle-aged adults. Study: Association Between Consumption of Ultra-processed Foods and Cognitive Decline. Image Credit: Ekaterina Markelova / Shutterstock.com What factors contribute to dementia? In 2019, dementia was estimated to affect about 57 million people … Read more

Perinatal exposure to inorganic nanoparticles may make babies more vulnerable to food allergies

Nanotechnologies have revolutionized food technology with changes to food production, manufacture, and processing that are intended to make our food safer and healthier. Phytosanitary products, processing aids, food additives, and surfaces that touch food in storage can all transfer nanoparticles that might be consumed by humans. In a review published in Frontiers in Allergy today, … Read more

Study shows addiction potential and health risks of alternatives to menthol cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should extend the ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and cigars to include potential substitutes like menthol pipe tobacco and cigarette tubes, say researchers at Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies and The Ohio State University. Based on a study published in Tobacco Controlthe researchers are urging the FDA to … Read more

How should you open an advent calendar? Heated Christmas debate sparked in Australia

Parents have sparked a heated debate over how Christmas advent calendars should be used – despite it being widely known that they are to be opened on each corresponding day in December. A Melbourne mum posted the seemingly innocent question in a Facebook group, hoping to settle a debate with her son. ‘With advent calendars, … Read more

Food delivery robots have hit Canadian sidewalks — but there are roadblocks

When customers in downtown Vancouver placed orders with Pizza Hut in September, many of the pies landed on their doorsteps without a courier in sight. Instead, diners were met by Angie, Hugo or Raja – autonomous robots resembling a cooler on four wheels with eyelike lights. They traveled by sidewalk to customers, who used unique … Read more

Fermented foods could help transform mood and lower stress levels, study finds

Revealed: The fermented foods which could transform your mood AND lower your stress levels Fermented foods could help to benefit mental health, according to a new study Findings show that there is a direct link between the brain and the microbiome Experts told FEMAIL how foods like kimchi and sauerkraut could lower stress By Abi … Read more

Woolworths supermarket self-checkout change: Woolies introduces color-coded registers in new trial

Woolworths supermarket has confirmed a change to self-serve checkouts at selected stores across Australia. The retail giant is introducing color-coded cash registers in the self-serve areas in a bid to make the “shopping experience easier” for customers. WATCH ABOVE: Woolworths unveils new ‘double’ self-checkout registers For more Food related news and videos check out Food … Read more

Hotbox food off the menu as truck drivers search for healthy tucker

Truck drivers are swapping Chiko Rolls and potato scallops for fruit cups and salad sandwiches in a bid to stay healthy as they deliver Queensland’s wheat harvest, and it’s creating new opportunities for rural businesses. As experts warn the poor health of drivers could cost the economy billions, some communities are coming up with creative … Read more