Latest Evidence in Foods

Does Turmeric help improve eyesight? Is Quinoa good for you? Should you be eating more Cacao powder? The internet is full of claims that eating this food or that one will incur special health benefits.

In the Foods section our academics and medical professionals investigate claims like these & provide answers according to the research. Armed with this information you can avoid hype, save money, and help friends and family make wiser decisions when it comes to their health.

Is Rye Flour Good for You? A Scientist Explains

Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grain that has been grown and used as food since Neolithic times in Asia, having since spread, like wheat, barley, and other grains, all over Europe. It has been traditionally consumed as food made with its flour (such as bread),...

Does Ginseng Have Any Health Benefits? Science Answers
Melissa Waine B.Sc.

Ginseng is a herbaceous plant that belongs to genus Panax, of the family Araliaceae; “panax” means “all-healing” or “panacea” (1). The name ginseng comes from the Chinese words “Jen Sheng,” meaning “man-herb,” due to the humanoid shape of the rhizome (root) of...

Does Emu Oil Have Health Benefits? The Research Reviewed
Sonja Ristevski B.Sc.

The flightless emu bird (Dromaius novaehallandiae), native to Australia, is probably best known for being on Australia’s coat-of-arms, opposite the kangaroo. Emu oil is a well-known, commercially available product, notably in countries such as Australia and the United...