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[26 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reducing salt intake worldwide by only 10% could save millions of lives, according to a new study.
Government-led public service campaigns could massively cut mortality and disability caused by salt-triggered heart attacks and strokes for just over 10 U.S. cents a year per person, researchers calculated.
Even without including healthcare savings, “we found that a government supported, national policy to reduce population sodium intake by 10% over 10 years would be cost effective,” the authors concluded in the medical journal BMJ.
Most adults exceed the recommended maximum salt levels of 2 grams per …

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[7 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Obese people need to have a diet rich in vitamin E as they require more than normal levels of the vitamin and at the same time they get less of it, suggests new research.
While their weight and other problems cause increased oxidative stress, those same problems actually reduce their effective use of vitamin E, the study pointed out.
This vitamin is found at highest levels in some foods such as nuts, seeds, and olive oil.
Chronic deficiency in vitamin E could compound the wide range of diseases known to be associated with …

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[28 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat “probably” does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
A review of 800 studies from around the world found “sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer,” said the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
The finding, it added, supports “recommendations to limit intake of meat” — particularly in processed forms.
The category includes meat that has been salted, cured, fermented or smoked — hot dogs, …

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[27 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

The World Health Organization released a report Monday on the dangers of hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats. It came the day before Major League Baseball’s World Series, one of many U.S. events synonymous with the consumption of encased meats and other foods on the lists. Following are some figures detailing the nation’s love affair with meat.
— Sales of fresh and processed meats reached $25.5 billion in the year ending Aug. 22, up 5.1 percent from the same period a year before, according to research firm The Nielsen Company.
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[13 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Healthy lunch strategies are crucial in a world where being strapped to the office desk is seen as a virtue. With lunch meetings and lunch team-building sessions ruling the roost come 1pm every day, it’s time to get smart about healthy lunches.
So, delete that junk food restaurant number from your speed dial. Say no to daily lunch desserts. And step over to the healthy lunching lifestyle. Here are some healthy lunch strategies that’ll help you eat healthy even when the boss wants pizza…
Picking your way through fast food. You did …

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

SHE was nicknamed the ‘half-ton killer’ after falsely claiming she killed her nephew by rolling on him.
But Mayra Rosales is making headlines again, this time for very good reason.
The American woman, who once weighed around 470kg at her heaviest, has now lost a stunning 80 per cent of her body weight and revealed her incredible new look in a series of Facebook posts.
The Texan was once branded the world’s fattest woman, but new photos show she is far from that now.
Rosales first came to global attention after confessing to crushing …

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[9 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

HE’S aged 84, worth $72.8 billion and getting richer. But he admits he eats like a six-year-old. Arguably the world’s most successful investor and a notable philanthropist Warren E Buffett has revealed how he keeps in shape despite his advancing years.
“I’m one-quarter Coca-Cola,” Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told Fortune.
“If I eat 2700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it everyday.”
Admittedly Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns $16 billion in Coca-Cola stock but it is not just brand loyalty.
He says …

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

In the U.S., commercial foods for toddlers often have high amounts of sodium or added sugars, a new study shows.
For younger babies, most commercial foods were low in sodium and the majority of infant meals, vegetables, fruits, and dry infant cereals did not contain added sugars, which is good news, said lead researcher Mary E. Cogswell of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
But the situation was more troubling for toddler foods.
“It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium,” Cogswell …

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Many of us have just used aloe vera facial creams or lotions. But it is aloe vero juice that is actually the most beneficial for the body. Here’s listing various ways in which the plant helps your system.
Helps digestion: Aloe vera is beneficial for curing bowel problems due its anti-inflammatory properties. It also grows good bacteria in the gut and thereby helps in digestion issues.
Healthy weight loss: If you wish to lose weight naturally, Aloe Vera juice is the best for you. It reduces weight by stabilizing the metabolic rate …

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[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Including almonds in your daily diet could help reduce belly fat, a well-established heart disease risk factor, says a study.
A daily snack of 1.5 ounces (42 gram) of almonds instead of a high-carbohydrate muffin, eaten as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in study participants.
“Our research found that substituting almonds for a high-carbohydrate snack improved numerous heart health risk factors, including the new finding that eating almonds reduced belly fat,” said lead researcher of the study Claire Berryman from Pennsylvania State University.
“Choosing …