Phytochemicals are natural compounds found in plants that are responsible for the colour, taste and aroma of foods.
The old saying that ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ appears to have had more than a grain of truth in it all along.
Scientists believe they may have found the secret of why three hundred men and women, a third of the population of Acciaroli, near Salerno in Italy, are alive and healthy at the age of 100: it’s the herb rosemary.
Researchers think they may have found the reason why people from countries where vegetarianism is more common, tend to be at higher risk of cancer when they live in the West and eat more meat.
The idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has little scientific basis according to nutritionists at the University of Bath.