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Titanium dioxide in food: 1 more reason to avoid it now

2017-02-26 19:27

Why is this common food additive bad for health? New information highlights why you will want to know about titanium dioxide in foods so you can avoid it starting now.

According to new research titanium dioxide increases inflammation in the intestines and makes it more difficult to absorb important nutrients like zinc, iron and fatty acids.

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Drinking cow milk controversial but what about alternatives?

2017-02-13 19:13

There is much controversy about whether or not you should drink milk. Is drinking milk dangerous?

Milk is a common grocery household item but for many people drinking cow’s milk can be dangerous. Are milk alternatives also dangerous for your health?

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A magic bullet for good school performance may be fitness and nutrition

2017-01-29 06:07

Research has suggested that the grades of students are improved with fitness and adequate iron consumption.

Ambitious students are often searching for the best ways to improve their performance in school.

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How Diet Cheat Days May Harm Your Health

2017-01-25 11:58

Many diet plans these days include a cheat day - but this shouldn’t be a free pass to go overboard on fatty foods. Too many of these may negatively affect liver function.

We all need a day where we can be free of worry from “bad” foods – a holiday, a special occasion, or even just a day when we need to de-stress.

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Food industry pledge for healthy meals falls flat

2017-01-24 19:49

A Harvard study shows children's menus are still laden with salt, calories and fat, despite a 2011 pledge from national restaurant chains to serve up better nutrition.

Perhaps you remember the Kids LiveWell pledge that was launched by the National Restaurant Association in 2011 that now appears like more rhetoric than action.

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Why this company thinks you might like mealworms and crickets in your meatballs

2017-01-20 16:19

VTT technologies is working on developing a way to add more protein to the likes of meatballs and falafels from mealworms and crickets. There has been a push to get the public to embrace the notion of insects for foods and maybe for very good reasons.

According to a press release, the company has already developed food ingredients from the critters in advance of the growing trend for insect farming in Europe.

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This is why you could be one of the millions who needs more vitamin E

2017-01-19 11:45

Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?

Metabolic syndrome affects approximately tweny-five percent of the world's population.

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How Nutrition Plays a Big Role in Your Business Success

2016-12-22 17:04

Being healthy and getting your daily required amounts of nutrients aren't just for health enthusiasts and people who want to live longer and be disease-free. Making sure you're keeping your nutrition intake optimal also makes you a more successful businessman.

Your cognitive function is what you use when you're processing information – like attention, reasoning, committing things to memory, and much more.

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Cut Cancer Risk with These Two Foods

2016-12-16 11:41

Do you like spicy foods? If you do, you may be pleased to find that certain ingredients in your favorite dishes could protect you from cancer.

New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that combining two flavorful foods – ginger and chili peppers – may result in a beneficial health boost.

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Magnesium - This Mineral May Help Reduce Your Risk of Disease

2016-12-16 10:58

Do you take in enough magnesium? If not, you should - it may help protect you from certain common diseases.

Magnesium is a vital nutrient for human health as it supports biological functions such as glucose metabolism, protein production, and synthesis of nucleic acids such as DNA.

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Cook your chicken well to prevent Guillain-Barre Syndrome

2016-12-12 21:35

Researchers have found Guillain-Barre Syndrome is caused by a bacterium which is found in undercooked chicken.

Chicken is a delicious and nutritious food. However it is only safe to eat if it is cooked well. Bacterium from chicken which is not cooked well can make people very sick.

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Teens should switch to nonsugary drinks

2016-11-29 06:14

Teens are killing themselves by drinking too many sugary soft drinks which is hurting their health.

Teens have been drinking enough sugary drinks a year to fill up a bathtub according to researchers. This is contributing to serious illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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Try dry beans that cook fast for more protein and iron

2016-11-20 05:50

Researchers have found that there is more protein and iron in dry beans that cook quickly than in the varieties that cook slower.

Good nutrition is essential for good health in body and mind. A good source of nutrition is dry beans. Researchers

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Fatty acid levels may serve as a predictor of psychosis

2016-10-17 16:36

Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough dealing with fatty acid levels for early detection of the risk of psychosis.

Psychosis is a very troubling state of mind wherein a person loses touch with reality.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stop Environmental Trigger of Lupus

2016-09-30 13:53

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. Certain environmental factors are known triggers for flares, but research indicates there may be help in a common nutrient.

With autoimmune diseases, the immune system that normally protects us from “invaders” turns on us and produces antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

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Nudges can help kids choose healthy lunches

2016-09-07 23:49

There has been evidence that inexpensive nudges can encourage the choice of healthy food items in the lunchroom at school.

There have been growing concerns about the growing obesity epidemic among children. Too much junk food and not enough exercise seems to be the primary reasons for this problem.

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Folic acid enriched food is a natural remedy for heart defects

2016-09-02 07:02

Food fortified with folic acid has been found to be associated with lower rates of congenital heart defects, according to new research which has been published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Congenital heart disease is a devastating condition for parents and their child.

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Fish, Omega 3 May Improve Survival from Colon Cancer

2016-07-21 11:01

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the US. Lower your risk today with this easy and tasty diet change.

Several lifestyle factors have been linked to colorectal cancer, including being overweight, being physically inactive, and eating a diet high in red and processed meats.

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Is Jackfruit a Good Low Calorie Meat Alternative?

2016-06-19 16:28

Most people don’t know jack about jackfruit, but you may want to listen up because it’s quickly becoming known as a low calorie meat alternative for vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike. How can a fruit be considered an alternative for meat?

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Forget Colon Health Pills, Eat More of This To Protect Colon From Health Problems

2016-06-07 10:13

Are you eating more nuts and seeds lately for heart health? Then you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that certain nuts are also good for your digestive health as well and may protect your colon from health problems.

Researchers at UConn Health have found that eating walnuts may create a change in gut bacteria in a way that could

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Is Fortification the answer? - The roots of Orange Juice

2016-05-23 21:16

According to the Mayo Clinic, functional foods are foods that have potentially positive effects on health beyond basic nutrition.

Examples of such functional foods would be foods that have added vitamins or other functional components (fatty acids, flavonoids, sterols, etc.) that would help decrease risk for diseases.

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Cooked Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon?

2015-07-21 07:14

Bacon and bacon flavor are hugely popular, yet some people avoid it or severely limit how much they eat for health and other reasons. Good news is that soon, everyone who loves the taste of bacon may be able to satisfy their craving with cooked seaweed rather than a pig.

Bacon may have its fans, but it also has its faults.

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First known study uncovers what fructose does to your brain

2015-06-26 19:57

Researchers have shown for the first time how fructose affects our brain in ways that could be contributing to diabetes, obesity and more.

Fructose that includes high fructose corn syrup or HFCS behaves differently in the body despite the fact that they have similar chemical compositions.

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Healthy fried food: Is this possible?

2015-04-11 21:23

Food scientists are taking aim at America's addiction to salt and fried food. University of Illinois have found a way to reduce salt in foods without affecting our taste buds. They've also found a way to manipulate food to take up less oil during the frying process. With meticulous engineering the researchers have also found a way to make foods taste saltier without the salt.

The two food scientists, Youngsoo Lee and Pawan Takhar, professors in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences' Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and experts in

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New option approved for treating GERD

2015-01-27 13:11

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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Omega 3s May Help Kids with ADHD

2014-11-04 06:23

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a number of functions in the body, including brain function. A new study links increased intake of fatty-acid supplements with improvements to problem behaviors found in children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Between three to six percent of school-age children are estimated to have ADHD, a disorder that includes difficulty in controlling impulses or being attentive for more than short periods of time.

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