Study finds gut microbes adapt quickly to changes in food preparation

How we prepare food matters to us, surprisingly deeply, it turns out. Scientists have recently discovered that different diets—say, high-fat versus low-fat, or plant-based versus animal-based—can rapidly and reproducibly alter the composition and activity of the gut microbiome, where differences in the composition and activity can affect everything from metabolism Continue Reading

How to prevent food poisoning

You’re sick, woozy and deeply regretting that second helping of potato salad from yesterday’s picnic, because you’re now one of the four million Canadians hit with a case of food poisoning every year. Even harder to swallow is the fact that it’s almost completely avoidable. “Food poisoning can be prevented Continue Reading

Supplementing food nutrition through fortification of pasta with tulsi powder

Adding tulsi powder, also known as holy basil, in pasta increases its fiber content and decreases its cooking time, according to researchers from the Bundelkhand University in India. In the study, which was published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), the authors analyzed tulsi-fortified Continue Reading