Healthy foods

Evidence for the benefit of nutraceuticals to skin appearance is not strong

‘Beauty from within’ not backed by scientific evidence

By Rick Pendrous

Very little evidence exists to support the use of some ingredients used in popular – and often costly – orally-consumed beauty supplements that promise ‘youthful’, ‘firm’ and ‘glowing’ skin, according to new research by scientists at the British Nutrition...

Quorn has recalled its Tikka Masala over fears of rubber contamination

News in Brief

Rubber contamination sparks Quorn recall

By James Ridler

Meat-free food manufacturer Quorn has recalled packs of its chilled Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice, because they may contain pieces of rubber.

Healthy snacks brand Graze adopts a ‘Test & Learn’ approach when it introduces new retail packaging formats

Graze reveals strategy for launching new products

By Paul Gander

As better-for-you-snacks brand Graze prepares to rollout new sharing bag formats, extending its reach from the checkout to central aisles of the supermarket, the company has revealed the ‘Test & Learn’ strategy it follows when introducing new packaging...

Burts's md David Nairn has ambitious growth plans

Burts buys popcorn maker Savoury & Sweet

By Rick Pendrous

Burts Potato Chips has purchased Leicester-based popcorn and healthy snacks firm Savoury & Sweet for an undisclosed sum in its first acquisition since the company was founded in 1997.

Disease associated with obesity costs the NHS about £11bn a year, said Susan Jebb

Smartphone app to help switch to healthier foods

By Rick Pendrous

People who are overweight and identified as being at higher risk of cardiovascular disease could soon have access to a smartphone app that provides them with advice about swapping to healthier foods, thanks to a collaborative research project involving...

Professor Buttriss: ‘A diet rich in fibre, fruit and vegetables is linked with lower risk of diseases’

OPINION

A healthy diet: why the sum is greater than the parts

By Judy Buttriss

Aspects of diet are often considered in isolation. However, this risks overlooking the likelihood that nutrients and other food components interact, either in the food matrix itself or when the food or meal has been consumed.

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