Tag: Food

Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles E171 may impact human health

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent.

The High-Protein Food You're Probably Overlooking

First, yogurt started crowding out everything else on the dairy shelf. Then Greek yogurt muscled its way in. But one underdog dairy case food, which kept hanging on by its fingernails, is starting to fight its way back. Some brands of cottage cheese, including Good Culture and Muuna, are starting to make it cool, launching

Food manufacturers will be responsible for thousands of diabetes

Food giants will cause thousands of needless cases of diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer if they fail to hit Government’s sugar reduction targets, academics warn The scheme aims to cut sugar by a fifth in cereals, yogurts and sweet treats If successful, it will significantly cut obesity, Oxford University experts say  But they warned

Labeling confusion: the Nutri-Score remedy

The nutrition labeling of food products has consumer advocates and politicians. With a single Label, we should recognize in the future at a glance, how healthy our food is. Scale, traffic light or Nutri-Score – which is the best model for the consumer? Consumers want to see in the future, directly on the packaging how

Health claims on children’s food ‘are confusing’

Three quarters of ‘healthy’ children’s food claiming to have ‘one of five-a-day’ fruit and vegetables DOESN’T have the recommended portion size –and may be fuelling obesity Researchers from the University of Glasgow tested 332 supermarket products They found 41 per cent of them were less healthy than they claimed to be Claims of no added

The Right Way To Carb-Load To Fuel Your Workouts

Should I eat carbs? The answer to this question is most definitely yes. This doesn’t mean you need to overdo it, of course – balance is still key. Eating a massive bowl of pasta just because you have a match the next day can be excessive. Rather than giving you energy, this is more likely

Ban ALL junk food adverts on TV, social media and digital billboards

Ban ALL junk food adverts on TV, social media, digital billboards and video games before 9pm to stop children from becoming obese, campaigners demand The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) is calling for children to be protected Campaigners argue that existing regulations have significant loopholes  They fail to cover the ‘array of outlets that children consume

A taste for fat may have made us human

Long before human ancestors began hunting large mammals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition to develop bigger brains, posits a new paper in Current Anthropology. The paper argues that our early ancestors acquired a taste for fat by eating marrow scavenged from the skeletal remains of large animals that had been

Trendy but harmful: Black food with activated carbon

Activated carbon: Black Food better avoid Burgers, pizzas, Smoothies: more and more food products are colored with active carbon black. Consumer advocates warn of the so-called Black Food. The consumption of such food can sometimes affect the health damage and the effect of drugs. Coal-black burgers and pizzas In the social media, a series of

Health fashionable but harmful: Black food with activated carbon

Activated carbon: Black Food better avoid Burgers, pizzas, Smoothies: more and more food products are colored with active carbon black. Consumer advocates warn of the so-called Black Food. The consumption of such food can sometimes affect the health damage and the effect of drugs. Coal-black burgers and pizzas In the social media, a series of

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start The Keto Diet

Unless you’ve been living under Uluru, you’ve probably heard about the ketogenic or keto diet. Numerous celebs, including Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian talked it up last year and you’ve no doubt seen a multitude of before and after photos floating around. This low-carb, high fat diet is famously touted as the fastest way to