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Your poop can reveal a lot about your health. But what does healthy poop look like?Your poop can reveal a lot about your health. But what does healthy poop look like?

Ever wanted to know if your poop was normal? In this post, we cover everything you need to know about poop and what it can reveal about your health, plus how to achieve the perfect poop.

August 4, 2020

Can genetic diet tests really tell you what to eat?Can genetic diet tests really tell you what to eat?

There are plenty of tests on offer that claim to find the right diet for you based on your genes. But do they really work and are they worth the money? We reveal the answer to this commonly asked question.

July 28, 2020

There’s no such thing as the average human, so is there really one 'right' way to eat‍?There’s no such thing as the average human, so is there really one 'right' way to eat‍?

We all want to be healthy. Our government wants us to be healthy too, and that’s why they issue guidelines about how we should eat. The problem with these guidelines is that food is complicated, and so are people.

July 24, 2020

Is eating a banana really the same as six spoons of sugar? Here's what our science saysIs eating a banana really the same as six spoons of sugar? Here's what our science says

Some medical experts have recently compared eating a banana with eating six teaspoons of table sugar - but is this true? We dig into the science behind these claims and share what our science says about this humble fruit.

July 23, 2020

Know your curve - why finding the best way to eat starts with understanding your bodyKnow your curve - why finding the best way to eat starts with understanding your body

We all need to eat, and we all know that the foods we choose have a big impact on our health. It also seems like everyone has an opinion on the best way to do it. In a world of fad diets and conflicting advice, how do you know what’s right for you?

July 21, 2020

How we're using big data to tackle global health issuesHow we're using big data to tackle global health issues

Learn more about how we're combining artificial intelligence, digital technologies, and collaboration with leading scientists around the world to tackle global health issues.

July 18, 2020

Five quick and easy nutritionist-approved snack ideasFive quick and easy nutritionist-approved snack ideas

Stuck for healthy snack ideas? We spoke to our team of in-house nutritionists to find out what snacks they have been enjoying at home during the lockdown period.

July 17, 2020

 If you’ve been drinking more lately, here’s what it might be doing to your metabolism If you’ve been drinking more lately, here’s what it might be doing to your metabolism

Our research shows that alcohol consumption has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. What impact might this extra drinking be having on our metabolic health? Here's what you need to know.

July 15, 2020

Has the pandemic turned us into a nation of snackers? Here's what the latest data has to say.Has the pandemic turned us into a nation of snackers? Here's what the latest data has to say.

New data suggests COVID-19 has led to increased snacking and drinking in the U.S., resulting in a weight gain 5x more than during the holidays. Find out what this means for our long-term health and what you can do to snack smarter.

July 13, 2020

Blood sugar balance starts with understanding your biologyBlood sugar balance starts with understanding your biology

Most of us know that the foods we choose to eat have a big impact on our health, but how can you know what’s right for you? We believe that understanding your biology and eating the right foods for your body is key. Here's why.

July 10, 2020

Why a blood sugar crash may be to blame for that dreaded mid-afternoon slumpWhy a blood sugar crash may be to blame for that dreaded mid-afternoon slump

Ever experienced one of those mid-afternoon funks that leave you feeling tired, sluggish and craving something sweet? In this post, we explore the science behind blood sugar crashes, why they make you feel so bad, and why some people seem to get them more easily than others.

July 7, 2020

Deliciously Ella's carrot, lentil and raisin salad recipeDeliciously Ella's carrot, lentil and raisin salad recipe

Lockdown means that many of us are cooking from scratch a lot more than normal. We've teamed up with Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella to bring you a recipe for this delicious carrot, lentil and raisin salad.

June 30, 2020

The future of eating after COVID-19: How the pandemic has made us think about food differentlyThe future of eating after COVID-19: How the pandemic has made us think about food differently

The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to think about what health and nutrition look like for all. Now is the time to reframe how we think about food‍ and health, starting from the ground up.

June 27, 2020

What do Monsanto and your favorite diet drink have in common?What do Monsanto and your favorite diet drink have in common?

We learn more about where the low-calorie sweeteners used in diet foods first came from, whether they’re really safe to eat, and if they really help you to lose weight.

June 26, 2020

Have you ever felt just plain tired of trying? Discover how the ZOE plan makes a difference for Susan!Have you ever felt just plain tired of trying? Discover how the ZOE plan makes a difference for Susan!

After years of yo-yo dieting without any long-term success, Susan felt helpless. Her experience with ZOE helped her change the way she thinks about nutrition and the way her body uses food, rather than focusing on weight loss goals alone.

June 24, 2020

Want to know one of the easiest ways to improve your health? Eat more plants!Want to know one of the easiest ways to improve your health? Eat more plants!

There’s a lot of conflicting advice about the best way to eat, but one thing that almost everyone agrees on is that eating more plants is good for you. Discover our top ten tips for getting more plants on your plate.

June 23, 2020

5 things everyone needs to know about blood sugar (even if you're not diabetic)5 things everyone needs to know about blood sugar (even if you're not diabetic)

Whether you have diabetes or not, you should still take care of your blood sugar levels. We explain how your blood sugar levels change when you eat, what your responses can tell you about your health, and how you can improve your blood sugar control. 

June 18, 2020

Inflammation 101: What is it and can it be caused by what you eat?Inflammation 101: What is it and can it be caused by what you eat?

‘Inflammation’ is often blamed as the cause behind a multitude of health concerns. But what exactly is inflammation, and can it be caused by the food that we eat?

June 12, 2020

Now in Nature MedicineNow in Nature Medicine

The first findings from PREDICT have been published in Nature Medicine on June 10, 2020. Read the novel insights from the paper fuelling the next generation of nutrition science.

June 11, 2020

PREDICT findings from the American Society of NutritionPREDICT findings from the American Society of Nutrition

Over the past two years, we've been working with world-leading experts in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, microbiology, and data science to better understand how and why we all respond to food differently. Read about findings here.

June 10, 2020

Our pledge for health equityOur pledge for health equity

The events over the past two weeks have shaken us to our core. We invite you to learn, to listen and join our pledge for health equity.

June 8, 2020

What happens when you eat carbs?What happens when you eat carbs?

What is a healthy response to carbohydrates and why is it important? We take a closer look at how your body breaks down and uses the carbohydrates found in your food.

November 12, 2019

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What a glucose drink can reveal about your healthWhat a glucose drink can reveal about your health

Let's find out what a simple sugary drink – known as an oral glucose tolerance test or OGTT – can reveal about your blood sugar responses and diabetes risk.

November 12, 2019

7 min read

What happens when you eat fat?What happens when you eat fat?

What happens in your body when you eat fat? We look at why blood fat levels change over time, and why is so important for understanding your unique responses to food.

November 5, 2019

8 min read

What happens when you eat?What happens when you eat?

We believe that understanding your individual responses to food can help you eat in a way that supports your health. In this post we dive into what happens in your body when you eat.

October 29, 2019

6 min read

How do we measure microbiome diversity? And why does it matter?How do we measure microbiome diversity? And why does it matter?

The trillions of microbes living in your gut play an essential role in almost all aspects of nutrition and health. Microbial diversity, it seems, is key. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about microbiome diversity, and how do we measure it?

October 15, 2019

8 min read

Low-carb vs low-fat. Which diet is right for you?Low-carb vs low-fat. Which diet is right for you?

There are plenty of people telling you the ‘right’ way to eat healthily and lose weight, but what does the science say?

October 8, 2019

6 min read

Are nuts bad for you? Why the calorie counts for almonds don’t add upAre nuts bad for you? Why the calorie counts for almonds don’t add up

Nuts are infamous for being high in fat and calories, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll ruin your diet.

October 1, 2019

6 min read