Category : Food & Ingredients

Our gut microbiota’s composition and metabolic activity is behind the close relationship between what we eat and our gut health and wellbeing. You have probably experienced gastrointestinal symptoms related to food intake, which can be aggravated by certain foods or food groups. And you’re not alone in that. As increasingly more people are affected by digestive disorders that affect their…

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

Our gut microbiota’s composition and metabolic activity is behind the close relationship between what we eat and our gut health and wellbeing. You have probably experienced gastrointestinal symptoms related to food intake, which can be aggravated by certain foods or food groups. And you’re not alone in that. As increasingly more people are affected by digestive disorders that affect their…

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

“The five superfoods you should eat to stay healthy”, “Coffee is good for your gut microbiota. This is why”. “Impressive health benefits of Kombucha tea for your gut health”. “This diet is really good for your gut microbiota”, and so on and on. Some of these headlines, for sure, ring you a bell. Gut health and nutrition are a hot…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

“The five superfoods you should eat to stay healthy”, “Coffee is good for your gut microbiota. This is why”. “Impressive health benefits of Kombucha tea for your gut health”. “This diet is really good for your gut microbiota”, and so on and on. Some of these headlines, for sure, ring you a bell. Gut health and nutrition are a hot…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Studies have shown that diet, such as Paleo, high fat vs low-fat diet or Western diet, greatly impacts the gut microbiota composition even more than genetics. Surprisingly, little is known how cooking certain foods might alter the gut microbiota. Since heat changes the chemical and physical properties of foods, researchers wondered if this too affects the gut microbiota. Head researcher…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

Studies have shown that diet, such as Paleo, high fat vs low-fat diet or Western diet, greatly impacts the gut microbiota composition even more than genetics. Surprisingly, little is known how cooking certain foods might alter the gut microbiota. Since heat changes the chemical and physical properties of foods, researchers wondered if this too affects the gut microbiota. Head researcher…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

It was one of those family meals you have once a year. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, siblings, all together gathered around a splendid table, chatting, eating the delicacies cooked by grandma, when all of a sudden, a familiar but surprising sound followed by that... smell made everyone silenced. Pooh! Then, ‘It’s just a little fart!’ said my…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

It was one of those family meals you have once a year. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, siblings, all together gathered around a splendid table, chatting, eating the delicacies cooked by grandma, when all of a sudden, a familiar but surprising sound followed by that... smell made everyone silenced. Pooh! Then, ‘It’s just a little fart!’ said my…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Opting to follow a vegetarian diet is becoming a growing trend in Western countries, but is it a healthy choice as well? What impact does a plant-based diet have on the gut microbiota compared with an omnivorous one? Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Gastroenterology division at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre (USA), is interested about the convergence of food, health…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Opting to follow a vegetarian diet is becoming a growing trend in Western countries, but is it a healthy choice as well? What impact does a plant-based diet have on the gut microbiota compared with an omnivorous one? Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Gastroenterology division at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre (USA), is interested about the convergence of food, health…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

“Our overall health is linked to the gut and diet is the most powerful tool for shaping your gut microbiota,” states Liping Zhao, who we interviewed at the 8th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, in Miami. In his lab, at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA), Professor Zhao and his team design…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

“Our overall health is linked to the gut and diet is the most powerful tool for shaping your gut microbiota,” states Liping Zhao, who we interviewed at the 8th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, in Miami. In his lab, at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA), Professor Zhao and his team design…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Diet is a major modulator of changes in gut microbiota composition, especially at an individual level. Other than diet, however, food metabolism and lifestyle variations (from levels of physical activity to sleep patterns) can all affect gut microbial communities. Most studies currently investigating diet’s relationship with gut microbiota rely on subjective responses from food questionnaires to assess what people eat.…

Manon Oliero
Manon Oliero is starting her PhD about gut microbiota, nutrition and cancer at the CRCHUM of Montreal. Before, she specialized in the gut microbiota and nutrition field by obtaining a master’s degree in Paris in microbiology and a food and health engineer degree in Beauvais. She first meets the scientific communication world in Barcelona after her work on gut microbiota and diet at the VHIR. She is really concern about health of the population and believe that with a better diet and lifestyle we can all make ourselves healthier.

Diet is a major modulator of changes in gut microbiota composition, especially at an individual level. Other than diet, however, food metabolism and lifestyle variations (from levels of physical activity to sleep patterns) can all affect gut microbial communities. Most studies currently investigating diet’s relationship with gut microbiota rely on subjective responses from food questionnaires to assess what people eat.…

Manon Oliero
Manon Oliero is starting her PhD about gut microbiota, nutrition and cancer at the CRCHUM of Montreal. Before, she specialized in the gut microbiota and nutrition field by obtaining a master’s degree in Paris in microbiology and a food and health engineer degree in Beauvais. She first meets the scientific communication world in Barcelona after her work on gut microbiota and diet at the VHIR. She is really concern about health of the population and believe that with a better diet and lifestyle we can all make ourselves healthier.

Human milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition, as it contains bioactive compounds that help support the development of the infant gut microbiota and immune system. However, for a variety of reasons, not all infants can be exclusively breastfed. “The Biotics Family in Early Life,” is an essential knowledge briefing from Wiley. The book discusses how the use of dietary…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Human milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition, as it contains bioactive compounds that help support the development of the infant gut microbiota and immune system. However, for a variety of reasons, not all infants can be exclusively breastfed. “The Biotics Family in Early Life,” is an essential knowledge briefing from Wiley. The book discusses how the use of dietary…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha aren’t just trendy foods that have gained popularity in recent years; they also happen to be products that rely heavily on the activity of microbes for their unique flavor, texture and health properties. In other words, they are all fermented foods. The GMFH editing team sat down with Professor Robert Hutkins, from the University of Nebraska…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha aren’t just trendy foods that have gained popularity in recent years; they also happen to be products that rely heavily on the activity of microbes for their unique flavor, texture and health properties. In other words, they are all fermented foods. The GMFH editing team sat down with Professor Robert Hutkins, from the University of Nebraska…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

The UN recently warned that antibiotic resistance will be the leading cause of death in the world by 2050. As the number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to grow, infections will no longer be effectively treated. Some estimates suggest that 200,000 newborns die worldwide every year of infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. In fact, the number of bacteria…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

The UN recently warned that antibiotic resistance will be the leading cause of death in the world by 2050. As the number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to grow, infections will no longer be effectively treated. Some estimates suggest that 200,000 newborns die worldwide every year of infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. In fact, the number of bacteria…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina