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Mystery of dark chocolate health benefits solved

2014-03-22 10:45

Researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) have solved the mystery of why cocoa in chocolate is so healthy. The scientists developed a model to digest cocoa to find out what happens in the the intestine. The scientist also discovered how chocolate could be even healthier to eat when combined with prebiotics or whole fruits.

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Hempseed oil is loaded with exceptionally healthy compounds

2014-01-31 08:34

Hempseed oil has surfaced as being loaded with an unusually large quantity of healthy compounds. It often appears that claims dealing with the positive health impact of hempseed oil may simply be part of heavy marketing campaigns by natural health advocates. However, the excessive claims of good health with hempseed oil have been backed up by scientific research.

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Health care journalists must strive for high standards

2014-01-30 21:02

The public is often hit with contradictory nutrition messages in the media which are confusing. There appears to be a growing interest among the public to tune into the latest health care news. Information about nutrition and other health care issues has become more accessible than ever for the general public due to the internet. However, there are sometimes reports that run into conflict with each other, resulting in confusion for the public.

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5 Hot Drinks that Pack a Nutritional Punch Recommended by Consumer Reports

2014-01-17 13:06

The winter days are long and dreary and your immune system is constantly challenged with a bombardment of cold viruses from family, friends and a nose-sniveling public. While drinking any beverage will not guarantee 100% protection against a cold, several can provide relief and a nutritional punch that will help keep you healthier.

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Our kids are targets for marketing of junk food in school

2014-01-15 09:51

Our kids are considered valuable marketing targets by food companies which often push nutritionally poor products. Families who are aware of the vital importance of good nutrition for their kids would like to be the primary influence on their eating habits. However, with the aggressive marketing campaigns by food companies aimed at kids in our schools it appears our families have competition for how they will ultimately influence what our kids wants to eat.

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Is disclosure of the nutritional value of our meals making us healthier?

2013-12-06 22:04

During the past 2 decades there has been an increase in obesity in the U.S. In response to this trend it is now required that food chains with at least 20 locations to list nutritional content on their menus. But is this helping us makes better choices?

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