Andreu Prados

About Andreu Prados

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

COVID-19 has led to renewed interest in how to support immunity and the role of food in ensuring the immune system is ready to react. Taking care of your immune system is not only important during a pandemic, but also for every stage of life (Part 2).

It is largely recognized that a high-salt diet can lead to hypertension. A new randomized controlled trial reports that, particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to recommended levels is linked to decreased blood pressure, more compliant blood vessels and increased serum levels of short-chain fatty acids.

There is a lot of information out there about the foods you should choose to support your gut health. In part 4 of our series, registered dietitians Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena help you separate facts from fiction as you try and optimize your health.

Improving the health of your gut is one of the most effective ways to enhance your overall health and quality of life. In part 3 of our tips from dietitians, Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena share suggestions for maintaining or restoring your gut health (Part 3).

COVID-19 primarily attacks the respiratory system. However, the links between the latter, your digestive tract and immune system make an examination of the role of nutrition and the gut microbiota in the fight against the virus relevant. Here is the first article of a two-part series on the subject.

The term 'gut health' has become increasingly popular among scientists and healthcare practitioners, as well as on social media. We asked dietitians Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena about what constitutes a healthy gut and why taking care of your gut is important for your overall health and well-being (Part 2).