It's easy to feel anxious about the effect of what we consume on our precious teeth. We all know that sugar can cause decay, and caffeine can stain them brown –but did you know that there are certain foods that are actively good for your teeth?
Reducing meat consumption to a quarter of a sausage a day and eating more vegetables and nuts would protect the well-being of future generations and the planet, researchers have said. To tackle poor health and climate change experts have called for a drastic reduction in meat consumption, poultry and eggs as part of a new "planetary health diet". It says red meat and sugar consumption would have to be slashed by at least half, while that of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes such as lentils and chickpeas must double.
High street bakery Greggs is throwing itself into Veganuary with the launch of a vegan 'sausage' roll. Available alongside the regular roll, Greggs' bestselling product, the new offering will be free of animal products, replacing the sausage filling with Quorn, and wrapping it in 96 layers of puff pastry. The decision has come after a petition by animal welfare organisation PETA was launched last year calling on Greggs to product a vegan version of the product, of which 1.5 million are sold every week.
Experts say that an anti-inflammatory diet can help with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, but caution that it typically can't replace medications.
From sourdough bread to sauerkraut and kimchi, fermented food is one of the hottest health trends right now. Foodies and health-conscious people alike are becoming increasingly aware of the role of our gut microbes – collectively known as our microbiome – in improving not only our digestive health but our overall wellbeing, including mental health. “The slow fermentation process involved preparing foods like sauerkraut and kimchi (usually raw cabbage or other vegetables, with salt and spices), and miso, allows time for a diverse population of healthy bacteria and enzymes to be produced,” explains Abbas Kanani, pharmacist at Chemist Click.