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.

Does Rosemary Really Increase Memory If You Sniff It?
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Claim It has been said that sniffing rosemary increases memory. Verdict Sniffing rosemary actually slowed speed of memory in a randomised controlled trial in Britain. Origin The British Daily Mail featured a post on the ‘memory enhancing effects of rosemary’. This was...

Kombucha’s Health Benefits: Science Says There Are None
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

I don’t understand how anyone can call kombucha tea a ‘health beverage’. In a nutshell, here is the problem: The so-called ‘health drink’ weighs in with less than one hundred research studies behind it. When you eliminate the studies that associate kombucha tea with...