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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?

Jackfruit as a meat alternative

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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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