Keir Watson presents his carefully argued hypothesis based on evolutionary considerations of hunter-gatherer feast-famine cycles, that explains why bitter foods stimulate cellular functions essential for health.
Cocktail bitters started out as Victorian patent medicines, yet their health credentials are being confirmed as researchers discover that bitter taste receptors affect cells throughout the body.
Recent evidence has uncovered the use of herbal medicines amongst our closest evolutionary cousin. We look at the therepeutic properties of these herbs.
Our ancestors developed complex methods for turning inedible seeds, leaves and fruit into nutritional powerhouses. Five of them made it into modern life.
How much coffee is good for you? Regular coffee consumption is associated with a longer, healthier life, but there are a couple of important caveats.
The fascinating story of how natural insecticides in plants can be good for us, but how wheat has evolved the ability to turn an insect’s immune system against itself… oh, and us.