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Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of foodborne illnesses.
In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases, and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.

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Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

 

News Picture: Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

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THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable worldwide, making the fight against obesity even more difficult, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at data from 40 high-income and 42 low-income countries. Between 1990 and 2016, sugar-sweetened beverages such as cola became more affordable in 79 of those 82 countries.

Most often, the drinks were easier to afford because prices fell and people earned more money. The actual price of sugar-sweetened drinks went down in 56 of the countries, the study found.

“Overall in the countries we studied, a person in 2016 could buy 71 percent more sugar-sweetened beverages with the same share of their income than they could in 1990,” said study co-author Jeffrey Drope, from the American Cancer Society.

“Sugary drinks became even more affordable in developing countries, where 2016’s income … read more

What Exactly Does quot;Healthy quot; Mean?

After a bit of “KIND” nudging (via a citizens’ petition filed a year ago by KIND snacks), the FDA is redefining the criteria foods must meet to use “healthy” on a label, and is seeking suggestions. Here are mine.

1. Healthy food promotes health.

“Health” is notoriously challenging to define because being healthy manifests itself in different ways—from how one feels to mood and mental health to disease risk factors detectable only with a blood test. But here’s my assertion: health is a state of general vitality combined with a good probability of longevity. This includes a low risk for chronic diseases (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, cancer) and low likelihood of risk factors (e.g., high blood pressure, obesity) for disease. Healthy foods should increase our vitality and longevity and decrease our chance of chronic diseases. Foods that do the converse are necessarily “unhealthy.”

2. Healthy is contextual.

To promote health, … read more

4 Smoothie Ingredients You Never Thought To Use

Who does not love a good cocktail? They are delicious, packed with nutrients, easy to carry and easy to do. If you are a professional smoothie, you probably already know about how to make sure your smoothies to pack a lot of protein filling and do not overdo the sugar. You might even be in the freezer package prep smoothies as we are. But even smooth (I) Est operator could use a little inspiration from time to time. Here, Lindsey Pine, RD, gives the dish in four delicious add-ons, you might not have tried yet not all of which are now in the trend smoothies – bars in New – York.

1. coconut

A teaspoon of coconut flakes sprinkled on top of your smoothie adds texture and a hint of tropical flavor. Just be sure you buy them unsweetened-some contain artificial sweeteners.

2. Beets

Brightly colored veggies like beets help

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Top 10 Healthy Food Trends for 2017

bean paste

I can not believe 2016 is almost over.This, of course, had a great year. Food wise, we saw all the cauliflower, avocado toasts begin Pitter from (although it is still popular), donut shops to take over, and smoothie cups everywhere. So that for 2017? I asked the editors of EatingWell that healthy eating trends they see on the horizon over the next year. That is what we expect will be hot in the next year.

1. Bean Paste

Although 2016 was a year of momentum, the beans will be even more in 2017. We have tried grain pasta beans (made only from bean flour), which is really high in protein and fiber. Expect to see a lot of them on the shelves this year -All of Edamame chickpea pasta fusilli up to the elbows and black Lentil Rotini beans.

Fermentation

2. Fermentation

While the fermented products were particularly big in 2016, … read more

Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won’t Help You Cut Calories

Ditching sugary drinks is a smart move for your health, not to mention your waistline—an average can of soda packs in about 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar (that’s over 9 teaspoons). Switching to diet may not help your calorie-cutting efforts much, though: A new study suggests that at the end of the day, you’ll probably still consume the same number of total calories overall.

Scientists are still learning exactly how are bodies and brains react to calorie-free sweeteners. To test the effects of different different sweeteners on processes like appetite and blood sugar, scientists from Singapore conducted a small study involving 30 young men.

On each day of the experiment, the men were served breakfast and, a few hours later, given a beverage to tide them over until their next meal. The beverages were sweetened with either sugar, the artificial sweetener aspartame, the plant-based sweetener Stevia, or a … read more

How to Cook Tofu That Actually Tastes Good

 

Oil marinades are a giant no-no.

 You’ve seen tofu. You’ve eaten tofu. And you may have even purchased tofu at the grocery store — it’s available just about everywhere now.

But, like most people, you probably have no idea what to do with it. Good news: Tofu is one of the easiest and healthiest foods to cook! The extremely mild taste goes with anything, and it’s packed with quality protein.

In order to turn this white brick of pure potential into dinner, it helps to know a few tricks and tips. Here are some tofu basics (and some stellar vegetarian recipes) to get you going:

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Tofu needs to be “pressed.”

Tofu is packed in water, and it’s a lot like a sponge — if you don’t press out the old water you can’t get any new flavors in. This is really easy; it just takes

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I Tried Dieting Like My Mom…And It Worked

Kate Moss once said that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. That’s a lie. Just consider: dulce de leche ice cream. A fresh lobster roll. Tropical jelly beans. I enjoyed all these indulgences and more while pregnant with my second child—and gained around 60 pounds. Whoops. I don’t regret a bite, but I do have my pride, and about four months after delivering a baby girl by C-section, that pride was seriously wounded.

Here’s what happened: My mom, Michelle, came to visit and suggested we take a walk. Specifically, a speed walk, her exercise of choice for three decades. We laced up and set out toward the bike path near my house, and about five minutes in, I started panting.

Ten minutes in, I pretended to scratch my ankle because I just needed to breathe. My mom is 68. I am 37. But at that moment, our ages might … read more