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Eating Junk Food Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Metabolic Disease and Even Cancer

Eating Junk Food Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Metabolic Disease and Even Cancer

The Nutri-Score logo is based on the British Food Standards Agency’s Nutrient Profiling System, which is calculated for each food or beverage using a 100-gram content measure for energy (calories), sugar, saturated fatty acids, sodium, fiber and proteins. The profiling system has been used in the UK to regulate food advertising to children since 2007. Simple though it

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Canola Oil Clogs Blood and Promotes Dementia, Study

Why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to make more money. Insects won’t go near canola oil – there’s a sign not to eat it right there. Its shelf life runs close to forever.

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The Best Cooking Oils Based on Latest Research

It’s probably fair to say that most recipes today calling for some type of oil for cooking usually suggest “vegetable” oil or canola oil. But a recent study in Australia found that vegetable oils, which are extracted from seeds, are at the bottom of the barrel. The researchers made interesting observations of the oils, especially in

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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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