We think understanding how your body responds to food is really liberating. We all grew up getting mixed messages about what to eat – whether from our parents, the media, the food industry or the state. Despite how well-meaning they were, navigating this advice has been hard. We’re here to set you free.
Making healthy diet and lifestyle changes together with others can be the key to success on your health journey. Learn more about the benefits of joining ZOE with family and friends.
June 29, 2021
New research from the ZOE COVID Study shows that people who eat a high-quality, plant-rich diet are less likely to catch COVID-19 or end up in the hospital.
It's easy think that individual foods can make or break our health. The good news is that overall diet quality is a much more reliable measure of health than focusing on single meals or foods.
Anti-inflammatory diets have been touted as the answer to a myriad of chronic health problems from arthritis to diabetes. But do they work? In this post, we bust 5 common inflammation myths.
Our latest findings suggest that inflammation after eating varies widely between people, depending on their unique biology. We discuss the surprising links between food and inflammation and what can you do to reduce inflammation after eating.
Some say that pooping every day is a sign of good gut health, but is this true? Here’s what the science says on how often you should poop.
Do you know the 5 signs of a healthy gut? Check out our simple gut health guide to find out how you’re doing on the inside.
Gut health is central to your health and wellbeing. Follow Professor Tim Spector’s top 5 tips to improve your gut health today.
We’ve launched the #bluepoopchallenge to help people around the world learn more about their gut health. Here’s what you should know about it and how you can participate.
Intriguing new research is revealing a close connection between the mind and the microbes that live in your gut, affecting your mood and influencing mental health. We take a closer look at the science behind the ‘psychobiome’.
Stuck in a breakfast rut? We’re sharing one of our favorite gut health breakfast recipes that can help you keep your gut bugs happy and start the day off right.
These 10 books on gut health from some of our favorite experts will guide you on how best to look after your gut and discover why it's so important.
Our latest research, published in the leading journal Nature Metabolism, shows that people who experience big blood sugar dips after eating feel hungrier sooner and eat more calories during the day.
We take a closer look at why the source of the fats you eat is important and how you can strike a balance between enjoying your favorite foods and protecting your health.
Have you noticed something unusual on your continuous glucose monitor during your ZOE test? Our blood sugar expert Paul Franks explains why unexpected spikes might happen at certain times of the day and what it means for your health.
In a world filled with conflicting and confusing information about nutrition and diets, it can be hard to know what to believe. Prof. Tim Spector busts four common diet myths you should stop believing today.
We are often told to avoid eating processed food, but are processed foods bad for your gut microbiome? Learn more about the links between food processing, the gut microbiome, and overall health.
Feeling bloated and gassy after eating can feel uncomfortable but very common. But what causes it? And is it something to worry about?
In our latest expert webinar, we reveal the initial findings from the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app survey investigating how diet and lifestyle habits have changed during the pandemic.
How much fat should you eat in a meal? Or in a day? We take a look at how your personal blood fat responses can help you to know how much is ‘too much’.
Before finding ZOE, Anita felt frustrated and confused about food. She had previously tried several things to get to the bottom of her inflammation issue, but nothing seemed to work. Here's how ZOE helped Anita find the foods that work for her.
Your genes can’t tell you much about your metabolic health or the best way for you to eat. Here’s why.
Cycles of crash dieting can wreck your metabolism, making it hard to reach a healthy weight sustainably. We believe that working with your biology is key to improving your metabolic health from the inside out, without extreme dieting.
Setting a new year’s resolution to overhaul your lifestyle or lose weight? We find out why most diets fail and how you can avoid January misery by working with your body to take back control of your health in 2021.
Your gut is home to trillions of microbes that play an important role in your health. But what is the gut microbiome and why should you care about it? Here are our top 15 reasons why you should care about your gut.
Our latest research reveals 15 “good” and 15 “bad” gut bugs linked to health and diet. We take a closer look at what this means for you.
Did you know that the foods you eat can have a big impact on the microbes living in your gut? Here’s how to help your “good” gut bacteria thrive and discourage the “bad”.
Our latest research shows that certain gut microbes are associated with “good” and “bad” indicators of cardiometabolic health. Here’s what we know so far about the links between your microbiome and health.
We sat down with world-leading scientists Prof. Tim Spector, Dr. Sarah Berry, and Prof. Nicola Segata to talk through our latest gut microbiome discoveries and what they mean for you.
Our latest findings, now published in Nature Medicine, are the first to reveal strong links between specific gut microbes, health, and diet. Learn what these discoveries mean for understanding your own responses to food and gut health.
Should you be counting calories if you want to lose weight? Our experts Professor Christopher Gardner from Stanford University and Dr Sarah Berry from King’s College London explain why it’s not so simple.
Stanford University nutrition expert Professor Christopher Gardner busts the top myths about carbs, backed by the latest science and research.
By combining AI, novel digital technologies, and collaboration with leading scientists, we have been able to predict personal nutritional responses to foods and provide everyone with a better understanding of their unique biology.
We talk to our expert Dr Sarah Berry about the latest science on blood fat and why we need to look beyond cholesterol to understand our heart health.
We explain why we measure many different metabolic health indicators in our ZOE test and how we use them to develop personalized food recommendations.
Want to know how we uncover which microbes live in your gut, what they mean for your health, and how we know which foods you should eat to optimize your gut health? Here’s the scoop.
Curious about how we unravel your unique responses to fat and create your personalized ZOE program? Here’s how we do it.
Our research suggests that supplements offer little protection against catching COVID-19. Here’s why you should use food, not pills, to support a healthy immune system.
Data from our PREDICT studies suggest that when you eat can affect your responses to food. We find out how your unique biology may impact the best time of day for your main meal.
Drinking your fruit and vegetables as juices or smoothies is trendy, but is it as healthy as it seems?
We take a look at the impact of hormones on weight and some tips for achieving a hormone balance that favors reaching your healthiest weight and best health.
We take a look at the science behind hunger, discover why restrictive diets work against your biology, and reveal how you can reach your health goals without deprivation.
For years we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But skipping breakfast is now becoming increasingly popular. So, should you eat breakfast or not?
"Seeing how much more energy I have really makes me feel like the personalized attention to understanding my biology has had a very positive effect." Discover how ZOE helped Wayne find his food focus.
"My personalized insights have also made me more aware of the complex bacterial universe inside my gut, and have helped me tailor my diet to ensure the beneficial bacteria prosper and the less beneficial bacteria do not thrive." Read Angie's ZOE story.
Why do even leading nutrition experts seem to disagree when it comes to the 'best' way to eat? It turns out that nutrition science is complicated. Here’s what you should know.
We take a closer look at the science behind out our PREDICT research programme, and show how the results are helping us build algorithms that can predict your individual responses to food.
Usually seen as a tasty snack, our special scientific muffins reveal important information about personal nutritional responses.
Warm up your belly with this flavorful, seasonal honeynut squash soup recipe from Franco Fubini, founder of Natoora.
Looking for a nourishing recipe that will satisfy your taste buds? We are highlighting Chef Renee Erickson's recipe for salt-roasted Badger Flame Beets with green coriander and ricotta from Row 7. Keep reading for the recipe.
Fermented foods have become increasingly popular over the past few years because of claims they can benefit your gut health. In this post, we’re diving into the science to find out the truth about fermented foods.
The keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet. As most food groups contain carbohydrates, what you can eat is very restricted - but is this healthy?
We take a closer look at prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics to learn how they affect your gut microbes. Discover how can you improve your gut health naturally by supporting your microbiome.
Randi experienced daily episodes of reflux before starting the ZOE program. Now she rarely experiences them. Here's how ZOE helped Randi discover foods that work with her biology.
Why do people get tired after eating? Is it normal to feel sleepy after a meal? And what can you do to avoid the post-lunch slump?
Can your diet impact your metabolism? We explore how carbs impact metabolism, why the quality of your carbs matter, and how you can hack your unique biology to reach a healthy weight and stay healthy.
What and how we eat are front and center, now more than ever. But what are the links between the food we eat, our metabolic health, and COVID-19? Here's how ZOE's science is helping us find out.
Saturated fat has been a nutritional supervillain for decades, but new research suggests that the health effects of the fat in the food we eat are a lot more complicated than conventional wisdom suggests.
Tammy was at the point of giving up when she discovered the ZOE program. Learn how ZOE's personalized approach helped Tammy go from feeling exhausted all the time to energized.
What is the keto diet? How does it work? And is it right for you? We delve into the science behind this popular diet to find out.
At the time of starting the ZOE program, Whit found himself in a slump - slowly gaining weight, feeling puffy and inflamed, and with no motivation for endurance running. Learn how ZOE's personalized insights helped Whit get his stride back.
Simply looking at the nutrient list on a food label won’t tell you the full picture of how your body will respond to it. We dive into the science of the food matrix and how it impacts your unique responses to food.
Many of us look to calorie counts on food packaging to work out whether a food is good for us. But should you be focusing on calories to be healthier and reach your healthiest weight? Here's why calorie counts don't always add up.
For years we’ve been told that eating fewer calories and exercising more is the answer to weight loss. But do calorie counts really add up? Find out in this exclusive excerpt from Prof. Tim Spector's new book, Spoon-Fed.
We are used to listening to government advice and guidelines about nutrition, but is the one-size-fits-all approach an appropriate base for healthcare policy? Find out in this exclusive excerpt from Prof. Tim Spector's new book, Spoon-Fed.
One thing that most experts agree on is that a diverse gut microbiome is generally a healthier microbiome. Here's why diversity matters for your gut bugs and overall health.
We use a blood sugar sensor in the ZOE program to help understand your responses to foods. Learn how you can measure blood sugar without having to prick your finger, why blood sugar is important, and what this information can tell us about your biology.
It may be small, but a single drop of blood contains a wealth of information about your health, metabolism, and the best foods for your biology.
Many of us rely on coffee to start the day and get us moving (in more ways than one!). But how does it affect your gut health?
Ever wanted to know if your poop was normal? In this post, we cover everything you need to know about poop and what it can reveal about your health, plus how to achieve the perfect poop.
There are plenty of tests on offer that claim to find the right diet for you based on your genes. But do they really work and are they worth the money? We reveal the answer to this commonly asked question.
We all want to be healthy. Our government wants us to be healthy too, and that’s why they issue guidelines about how we should eat. The problem with these guidelines is that food is complicated, and so are people.
Some medical experts have recently compared eating a banana with eating six teaspoons of table sugar - but is this true? We dig into the science behind these claims and share what our science says about this humble fruit.
We all need to eat, and we all know that the foods we choose have a big impact on our health. It also seems like everyone has an opinion on the best way to do it. In a world of fad diets and conflicting advice, how do you know what’s right for you?
Learn more about how we're combining artificial intelligence, digital technologies, and collaboration with leading scientists around the world to tackle global health issues.
Stuck for healthy new snack ideas? We spoke to our team of in-house nutritionists to find out what snacks they turn to when they need a boost.
Our research shows that alcohol consumption has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. What impact might this extra drinking be having on our metabolic health? Here's what you need to know.
Most of us know that the foods we choose to eat have a big impact on our health, but how can you know what’s right for you? We believe that understanding your biology and eating the right foods for your body is key. Here's why.
Ever experienced one of those mid-afternoon funks that leave you feeling tired, sluggish and craving something sweet? In this post, we explore the science behind blood sugar crashes, why they make you feel so bad, and why some people seem to get them more easily than others.
Lockdown means that many of us are cooking from scratch a lot more than normal. We've teamed up with Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella to bring you a recipe for this delicious carrot, lentil and raisin salad.
We learn more about where the low-calorie sweeteners used in diet foods first came from, whether they’re really safe to eat, and if they really help you to lose weight.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to think about what health and nutrition look like for all. Prof. Tim Spector explains why now is the time to reframe how we think about food and health, starting from the ground up.
After years of yo-yo dieting without any long-term success, Susan felt helpless. Her experience with ZOE empowered her to change the way her body uses food, rather than focusing on weight loss goals alone.
There’s a lot of conflicting advice about the best way to eat, but one thing that almost everyone agrees on is that eating more plants is good for you. Discover our top ten tips for getting more plants on your plate.
Whether you have diabetes or not, you should still take care of your blood sugar levels. We explain how your blood sugar levels change when you eat, what your responses can tell you about your health, and how you can improve your blood sugar control.
The first findings from PREDICT have been published in Nature Medicine on June 10, 2020. Read the novel insights from the paper fuelling the next generation of nutrition science.
Over the past two years, we've been working with world-leading experts in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, microbiology, and data science to better understand how and why we all respond to food differently. Read about findings here.
The events over the past two weeks have shaken us to our core. We invite you to learn, to listen and join our pledge for health equity.
Let's find out what a simple sugary drink – known as an oral glucose tolerance test or OGTT – can reveal about your blood sugar responses and diabetes risk.
What is a healthy response to carbohydrates and why is it important? We take a closer look at how your body breaks down and uses the carbohydrates found in your food.
What happens in your body when you eat fat? We look at why blood fat levels change over time, and why is so important for understanding your unique responses to food.
We believe that understanding your individual responses to food can help you eat in a way that supports your health. In this post we dive into what happens in your body when you eat.
The trillions of microbes living in your gut play an essential role in almost all aspects of nutrition and health. Microbial diversity, it seems, is key. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about microbiome diversity, and how do we measure it?
There are plenty of people telling you the ‘right’ way to eat healthily and lose weight, but what does the science say?
Nuts are infamous for being high in fat and calories, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll ruin your diet.