Ultra-processed foods have been villainised for years – but they’re not all bad

Ultra-processed foods have been villainised for years – but they’re not all bad

Ultra-processed foods – a label coined in research by a Brazilian paediatrician – have been targeted as a menace to society for quite some time, mostly by environmental advocates and health professionals. For most consumers, the distinction between processed foods and ultra-processed foods is a matter of individual perception. Many consumers recognise that ultra-processed foods contain additives and artificial ingredients, yet there’s confusion about processing, since all foods that are processed become associated. Few have dared to counter…

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What foods contain high fructose corn syrup?

What foods contain high fructose corn syrup?

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that manufacturers make from corn starch. As with other sugars, it can cause tooth decay, obesity, and metabolic syndrome when a person consumes it in large quantities. Health experts continue to debate whether or not high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is worse than other sugars. Many natural and organic health advocates argue that HFCS is more dangerous than other sugars. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explain that HFCS is…

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Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

In March Berlin was the home of Europe’s first professional animal protein alternatives conference organised by international food awareness organization ProVeg. The New Food Conference brought together scientists, researchers, food enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are leading the slaughter-free, environmentally friendly and socially just food revolution. I was lucky to be present at the sold-out conference and this is part one of my two-part series on the future of food based on what I’ve learned (and tasted). The first…

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Ketologie Advocates Science Behind Keto Diet

Ketologie Advocates Science Behind Keto Diet

BOCA RATON, Fla., /PRNewswire/ — The Keto Diet, which is the most popular diet searched for on Google, is based on extensive scientific research – spanning decades – on how the human body burns fuel. The diet recommends the total opposite of the traditional food pyramid which prioritizes eating carbohydrates, then protein and, finally, a little fat. Ketologie, a Dallas-based health and wellness company, developed its Keto products to make it easier for people to stay on…

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What Is the OMAD Diet—and What It Really Does to Your Body

What Is the OMAD Diet—and What It Really Does to Your Body

Dieting trends come and go, but one that’s seemingly here to stay is intermittent fasting. A new, bigger, badder, and more extreme fasting approach is the OMAD, or one meal a day, diet. The OMAD diet is exactly what it sounds like—people only eat one meal per day. The protocol is you must eat in the same four-hour window on a standard-sized dinner plate every day. The food can only pile up to three inches high,…

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12 reasons you aren’t losing weight on the Mediterranean Diet

12 reasons you aren’t losing weight on the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has gained popularity as a delicious way to lose weight and improve health. It advocates eating more plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, as well as eating fish and poultry at least twice a week. The diet also involves swapping out butter for olive or canola oil, enjoying meals with others, and flavoring food with herbs and spices instead of salt. Eating this way has been associated with a lower risk of heart…

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A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

Welcome to diet season, that time of year when people are looking for a reset after the overconsumption of the holidays. There is a smorgasbord of choices for those who are looking to lose weight or stave off a winter doldrums gain, and a few of them actually do work. Some of the trendiest weight-loss schemes, from intermittent fasting to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet, might seem a bit odd or excessive — until you consider…

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Stop stressing about the perfect diet, it’s human to fail

“Proponents of paleo and dairy-free diets claim that modern humans were not designed for their current diet, as if evolution was a cul de sac.” Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Recently, I received an email from a young woman who told me that, although she was struggling with an eating disorder, she got great pleasure from reading my restaurant reviews. She said reading about, and enjoying, such enthusiasm for food made her feel normal. I’m sure…

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