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Age-proof your body

Want to live longer, feel stronger and look much younger than you really are? Here’s 15 ways to do just that   CUT THOSE BAD HABITS – NOW  OK, let’s start with the basics. ‘Ageing is a natural process, but it can be accelerated by inflammation, which causes damage to …

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Food

Enjoy a guilt-free dessert

Eating in between meals just got easier with this saintly snack Question: you’ve worked hard in the gym and even harder at creating tasty, nutritious meals in an effort to stay fit and lean, but then you get a craving for something sweet. Do you… A)    Give in and have …

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Why Does Hunger Vanish When You Ignore It Long Enough?

Why is it that when you’re tremendously hungry, you’re able to forget about it if you’re in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a good book? It’s almost as if you’re able to ignore those hunger pangs until your task is complete, at which point the hunger …

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Health Tips

Drinking Water Database: Put in Your ZIP Code and Find Out What’s in Your Water

What’s in your drinking water? Whether you’re wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that could help. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its new Tap Water Database today (July 26), a searchable database that allows users in the U.S. to …

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Food

Understanding Weight Neutrality

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK/COMSTOCK One does not need to go far to find harrowing statistics about obesity. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, obesity in adults more than doubled over half a century — from 13.4 percent in 1962 to 38.2 percent in 2014 — and the National Bureau …

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Food

Big Data Benefits: Why This Tool Could Be a Game-Changer

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK/JOSSDIM May is Nutrition Research Month! If nutrition is a vehicle to good health, dietitians are in the driver’s seat, poised to lead consumers toward self-awareness and positive behavior change. But what road do you take? Which roads have been traveled? What are the paths to success? Where may there …

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Food

Stabilizers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK/MACROVECTOR Consumers demand a certain quality and eating experience from processed foods. This is achieved, in part, by the addition of stabilizers, thickeners and gelling agents, which give foods consistent texture, taste and mouth feel. Definition Extracted primarily from natural substances, stabilizers, thickeners and gelling agents are approved direct additives …

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Food

The Controversial Conundrum of Food Sensitivities

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK/UDRA Few food trends have become so pervasive, and so quickly, as the gluten-free movement. Less than 10 years ago, celiac disease was a mere blip on the radar of mainstream media. Then, TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck published The G-free Diet (Center Street 2011), President Bill Clinton promoted his post-heart-surgery gluten-free diet …

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Food

Humectants and Anticaking Agents

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK/MACROVECTOR Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods. if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations …

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Food

Growth of Discount Grocers

Successful global giants in the grocery market, including the European companies ALDI and Lidl, continue to emerge in America, bringing with them lower prices, more jobs and stiff competition. While it may seem like a new trend, discount retailing has been in practice for centuries. Dating back to the early 1900s, …

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