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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,...
Yacon and Maca the authentic Peruvian superfoods
Learn the nutritional power of Peru’s native plants and how others are trying illegally harvest these crops in other soils - and why they are not the same. Yacon is gaining popularity as one of the natural prebiotic aid foods, not only does it help nourish the gut but it has added benefits like zero to none calories and very little sugar. Also, we have Maca, this unique plant has been used since ancient Inca civilizations as a sacred food and as well as an aphrodisiac, nowadays in known, the Maca roots possess a wide array of health benefits like:...