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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...
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...
FOS VS INULIN, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GÓMEZ The Basics Before we get into the specifics about FOS and Inulin we need to understand the concept of Dietary Fiber, as so, dietary fiber is the intake combination of insoluble and soluble fiber foods in our diet. Insoluble Fiber Insoluble fiber is mainly found in cereal-based foods; examples include: bread, rice, corn, potato, and some vegetables like cabbage and broccoli Cellulose is the best-known substance that acts as insoluble fiber, as its name implies insoluble fiber is NOT fermented by our gut bacteria, instead, what insoluble fiber does is to retain water along...