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What can a muffin reveal about your metabolism?What can a muffin reveal about your metabolism?

Usually seen as a tasty snack, our special scientific muffins reveal important information about personal nutritional responses.

October 17, 2020

PREDICT: The world's largest in-depth nutritional research program in the worldPREDICT: The world's largest in-depth nutritional research program in the world

We take a closer look at the science behind out our PREDICT research programme, and show how the results are helping us build algorithms that can predict your individual responses to food.

October 17, 2020

Row 7's Salt-roasted Badger Flame Beets with green coriander and ricottaRow 7's Salt-roasted Badger Flame Beets with green coriander and ricotta

Looking for a nourishing recipe that will satisfy your taste buds? We are highlighting Chef Renee Erickson's recipe for salt-roasted Badger Flame Beets with green coriander and ricotta from Row 7. Keep reading for the recipe.

October 14, 2020

Are fermented foods good for your gut?Are fermented foods good for your gut?

Fermented foods have become increasingly popular over the past few years because of claims they can benefit your gut health. In this post, we’re diving into the science to find out the truth about fermented foods.

October 10, 2020

What can I and can’t I eat on the keto diet?What can I and can’t I eat on the keto diet?

The keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet. As most food groups contain carbohydrates, what you can eat is very restricted - but is this healthy?

October 3, 2020

What are prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics and how do they work?What are prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics and how do they work?

We take a closer look at prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics to learn how they affect your gut microbes. Discover how can you improve your gut health naturally by supporting your microbiome.

October 1, 2020

Building a better diet - Here's how Randi discovered that eating well doesn’t mean deprivation!Building a better diet - Here's how Randi discovered that eating well doesn’t mean deprivation!

Randi experienced daily episodes of reflux before starting the ZOE program. Now she rarely experiences them. Here's how ZOE helped Randi discover foods that work with her biology.

September 29, 2020

Why do I get so tired after eating?Why do I get so tired after eating?

Why do people get tired after eating? Is it normal to feel sleepy after a meal? And what can you do to avoid the post-lunch slump?

September 26, 2020

What influence do carbs have on metabolism?What influence do carbs have on metabolism?

Can your diet impact your metabolism? We explore how carbs impact metabolism, why the quality of your carbs matter, and how you can hack your unique biology to reach a healthy weight and stay healthy.

September 24, 2020

COVID-19 and diet: What's the link?COVID-19 and diet: What's the link?

What and how we eat are front and center, now more than ever. But what are the links between the food we eat, our metabolic health, and COVID-19? Here's how ZOE's science is helping us find out.

September 22, 2020

‘Good’ fats, ‘bad’ fats. Is it time to think again?‘Good’ fats, ‘bad’ fats. Is it time to think again?

Saturated fat has been a nutritional supervillain for decades, but new research suggests that the health effects of the fat in the food we eat are a lot more complicated than conventional wisdom suggests.

September 19, 2020

From feeling fatigued to full of energy - here’s how ZOE gave Tammy the boost she needed!From feeling fatigued to full of energy - here’s how ZOE gave Tammy the boost she needed!

Tammy was at the point of giving up when she discovered the ZOE program. Learn how ZOE's personalized approach helped Tammy go from feeling exhausted all the time to energized.

September 17, 2020

How does the keto diet work and is it right for you?How does the keto diet work and is it right for you?

What is the keto diet? How does it work? And is it right for you? We delve into the science behind this popular diet to find out.

September 15, 2020

Overcoming the slog – here's how ZOE helped Whit get his stride back!Overcoming the slog – here's how ZOE helped Whit get his stride back!

At the time of starting the ZOE program, Whit found himself in a slump - slowly gaining weight, feeling puffy and inflamed, and with no motivation for endurance running. Learn how ZOE's personalized insights helped Whit get his stride back.

September 8, 2020

There’s more to food than a list of nutrients. What is a food matrix and why is it important?There’s more to food than a list of nutrients. What is a food matrix and why is it important?

Simply looking at the nutrient list on a food label won’t tell you the full picture of how your body will respond to it. We dive into the science of the food matrix and how it impacts your unique responses to food.

September 3, 2020

How many calories should you eat to lose weight?How many calories should you eat to lose weight?

Many of us look to calorie counts on food packaging to work out whether a food is good for us. But should you be focusing on calories to be healthier and reach your healthiest weight? Here's why calorie counts don't always add up.

September 1, 2020

Here’s a sneak peek at Tim Spector’s latest book: “Spoon-Fed”Here’s a sneak peek at Tim Spector’s latest book: “Spoon-Fed”

For years we’ve been told that eating fewer calories and exercising more is the answer to weight loss. But do calorie counts really add up? Find out in this exclusive excerpt from Prof. Tim Spector's new book, Spoon-Fed.

August 29, 2020

The more the merrier: Why diversity matters for your gut microbiomeThe more the merrier: Why diversity matters for your gut microbiome

One thing that most experts agree on is that a diverse gut microbiome is generally a healthier microbiome. Here's why diversity matters for your gut bugs and overall health.

August 25, 2020

What does a blood sugar sensor tell us about your biology?What does a blood sugar sensor tell us about your biology?

We use a blood sugar sensor in the ZOE program to help understand your responses to foods. Learn how you can measure blood sugar without having to prick your finger, why blood sugar is important, and what this information can tell us about your biology.

August 20, 2020

What can a finger prick test tell us about your biology?What can a finger prick test tell us about your biology?

It may be small, but a single drop of blood contains a wealth of information about your health, metabolism, and the best foods for your biology.

August 13, 2020

Is coffee good for your gut?Is coffee good for your gut?

Many of us rely on coffee to start the day and get us moving (in more ways than one!). But how does it affect your gut health?

August 6, 2020

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

Artificial sweeteners won’t help you lose weight - here’s why.Artificial sweeteners won’t help you lose weight - here’s why.

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

Make America healthy again? The future is personal.Make America healthy again? The future is personal.

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

June 25, 2020

Tired of yo-yo dieting? Discover how the ZOE plan helped Susan get her 'FINALLY'!Tired of yo-yo dieting? Discover how the ZOE plan helped Susan get her 'FINALLY'!

After years of yo-yo dieting without any long-term success, Susan felt helpless. Her experience with ZOE empowered her to change 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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