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Obesity Causes People To Crave More Sugar and Salt

Obesity Causes People To Crave More Sugar and Salt

Based on the results of a study conducted by Cornell University researchers, obesity can blunt a person’s taste buds, reducing their ability to enjoy the taste of food, especially for the five primary tastes: Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and savory. The study, which was published in PLOS Biology, discussed how chronic low-grade inflammation caused by obesity could reduce the number of

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Drinking Alcohol or Sugary Drinks Make Us Thirsty, Here’s Why

In a study published in Cell Metabolism, research indicated the liver hormone FGF21, or fibroblast growth factor 21, to be responsible for the brain’s actions to increase water intake to prevent dehydration. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) have been studying FGF21 for a long time, with earlier research pointing out the hormone’s ability to

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Processed High-Sugar Food Linked to Cancer

A number of studies have highlighted the risks of processed high-sugar diets, showing excessive sugar consumption is at the very core of many of our current disease epidemics as it drives obesity and insulin resistance. Most recently, French researchers warn that ultra-processed foods raise your risk of cancer, and the more ultra-processed foods you eat,

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The Best Way to Wash Fruit and Vegetables

How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Well, it turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling the notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health risks to consumers. Buying organic dramatically reduces dietary exposure to pesticides, but it

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Are Phytoestrogens Harmful for Men?

Many plant foods contain phytoestrogens — compounds that are similar to the hormone estrogen. Some people believe that eating foods high in phytoestrogens may impair fertility in men, while others claim these compounds are healthy. This evidence-based review looks into the science. What Are Phytoestrogens? Phytoestrogens are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in

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The Health Benefits Of Eating The Rainbow

Each color of fruits and vegetables adds different nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. By eating an array of colorful foods, you can provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs. So let’s look at healthy foods in the color of the rainbow and explore why they can be beneficial to us because

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How Much Fruit Should You Eat per Day?

Fruit is an important part of a healthy diet. In fact, diets high in fruit are associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a decreased risk of many diseases. However, some people are concerned with the sugar content of fruit and worry that eating too much of it may be harmful. So how many

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Glyphosate weed killer found in US honey

The US Food and Drug Administration has found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of US honey. The Administration has been under public pressure for some time to properly test samples of US food for the presence of a pesticide that has been linked to cancer. Now according to documents obtained by the

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