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Is the next big thing in food no food?

Is the next big thing in food no food?

Would you give up food for the same powdered shake every day? Not because you want to drop a dress size, but because you’re, well, bored of food? That’s the thinking behind the powdered shake Soylent. US creator Rob Rhinehart came up with the idea in 2013, when he was ...

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5 future food trends

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1. 3-D printed food A machine that “prints” your food in 3-D is like something straight out of 1960s futuristic cartoon The Jetsons. These gadgets, several of which are being tested around the world, use ingredients as edible ink, usually in a dried powder or paste form. The most success ...

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The most germ-filled places in your home

The most germ-filled places in your home

If asked to guess the dirtiest place in the house, the top answers would be the toilet seat or garbage bin, right? True, they can be grimy if not cleaned regularly, but according to the experts, it’s not these usual suspects that are havens for tiny disease-causing organisms. Here are ...

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The health problem you may not know you have

The health problem you may not know you have

Iron deficiency is more than just a small dietary problem that leaves you feeling a bit tired – experts describe it as the most debilitating nutritional deficiency today. With more than two billion sufferers globally, this condition has even prompted the World Health Organization to form a plan of action. ...

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Pills that prevent ageing

Pills that prevent ageing

Picture this: You’re having breakfast and, along with your usual multivitamin, you take another pill. But it isn’t filled with minerals orantioxidants – it’s a tablet to prevent ageing and the diseases that come with it. This might sound like a scene from a sci-fi film, but it’s a real ...

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Week-old pyjamas are germ havens

Week-old pyjamas are germ havens

Nothing beats slipping into a pair of comfy pjs before bed but how often do you actually wash them? It seems not washing your pyjamas for more than a week could mean you’re sharing the bed with the bacteria from the skin cells that you have shed. This leaves you ...

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