Tomato sauce is good for your gut: Health-boosting bacteria are activated by tomatoes – and cooked is healthier than raw

Cooked tomato sauce boosts the levels of healthy bacteria in the gut, according to research.

Scientists found that tomatoes have a better probiotic effect in the gut when fried into a sauce, rather than when eaten raw, according to Daily Mail.

Although a healthy bacteria in the gut prevents some antioxidants being absorbed from tomato sauce, the sauce boosts the effectiveness of that same bacteria.

The researchers say this makes cooked tomato sauce better for gut health than raw tomatoes, because the cooking process preserves the important chemical which gives tomatoes their red colour.

'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Memory transfer has been at the heart of science fiction for decades, but it's becoming more like science fact.

A team successfully transplanted memories by transferring a form of genetic information called RNA from one snail into another, according to BBC.

The snails were trained to develop a defensive reaction.

When the RNA was inserted into snails that had not undergone this process, they behaved just as if they had been sensitised.

Revealed: How eating an egg a day reduces the risk of a stroke and heart disease

Research suggests we really should ‘go to work on an egg’ to slash the chances of stroke and heart disease, according to Daily Mail .

Eating one a day reduced the risk of a stroke by more than a quarter compared to those who rarely consumed them, scientists found. Those who ate an average of five a week were also 12 per cent less likely to suffer from heart disease.

Researchers examined the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up, research suggests.

Two or three exercise sessions a week kept only some arteries healthy, a study of 100 people in their 60s found, according to BBC.

The researchers said any form of exercise reduced the risk of heart problems.

But the right amount of exercise at the right time in life could reverse the ageing of the heart and blood vessels.

The study, looked at participants' exercise history throughout their lives and measured the stiffness of their arteries.

Eat yogurt as an appetizer before every meal: It lowers blood pressure, prevents arthritis, and boosts gut health, study finds

Eating yogurt as an appetizer before meals could ease inflammation, hypertension and boost gut health, a new study has found.

Researchers asked 60 premenopausal women - half obese and half normal weight - to eat 12 ounces of low-fat sweetened yogurt every day, according to Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, another 60 ate the equivalent amount of a non-dairy snack.

They found that, even in those who ate plenty of meat and carbs, the yogurt appetizer helped to off-set the inflammation caused by saturated fat.