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Additives in your food
Antonio Gomez, RDN, Nutritionist at Wholefort Industries have been using food additives for many years. Recently, a pair of additives have caught our attention, and its origins may surprise you. One of the main functions of natural additives is to extend the shelf life of food products significantly. Without additives, products would spoil faster than expected, and food mass-production industries will lose a lot of money. Nutritionally, additives have no beneficial nutritional value. Today, more than 3000 natural and artificial additives are available in the market, not only altering preservation, but flavor-enhancing, color-enhancing, and even appearance with the advent of...
Cancer awareness, look at your dietary patterns and lifestyle
October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, marked in countries across the world. It helps increase attention and support the early detection, treatment, and palliative care of this disease. There are about over one million new cases of breast cancer each year. It is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance of cancer eradication. Currently, there is not sufficient evidence of the exact causes of breast cancer. Nevertheless, the incidences have been rising...
The close relationship between cardiovascular health and dietary sodium intake
Learn how a reduction in dietary sodium not only decreases blood pressure hypertension but is also associated with a reduction of cardiovascular diseases. A modest decrease in salt - diet intake induces a healthy fall in blood pressure in both hypertensive and/or normotensive individuals, regardless of sex and ethnic group, the high sodium intake present in the standard American diet has a tremendous effect in the increase in blood pressure levels, as such, the consequences are: Recent studies have shown that a modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks causes a significant fall in blood pressure, however,...
COVID-19, GUT BACTERIA AND YACON
WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GOMEZ The year 2020 is facing very difficult times, the pandemic of Covid-19 is has impacted the world, medical and scientific research to fight off the virus has opened new implications on our understanding of this infectious disease. Although Covid-19 primarily causes respiratory infection through the binding of the virus to specific receptors present on lung cells, it was recently reported that certain gut cells particularly the ones found on the small intestine also express the same lung receptors where the virus primarily attaches, the ACE2 receptors, that’s why the health care community is beginning to...