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US Study

Smokers eating smaller portions, but have worse diets

Smokers have worse quality diets than former smokers or non-smokers despite eating significantly smaller portions of food, according to a new study.Researchers in the US analysed the diets of almost than 5,300 Americans who took the National Health and Examination Survey, a program of studies designed to.....

Seven healing health and beauty benefits

Beating the heat with cucumbers

The summer has officially arrived in the Indian subcontinent; people are gearing up for long, sweaty days and punishing heat. It's important to take care of your diet during summers as there are certain foods that can ensure you stay cool from inside, while some others may end up aggravating your body and.....

Can one cope more efficiently with intercontinental travel by eating right?

Qantas’s new in-flight anti-jet lag menus

On the 17-hour, 16,000 km direct flight from Perth to London last Sunday, Qantas debuted what it calls a ‘jet lag menu.’ Using research on the body's internal clock, food, and hydration, dietitians worked with the airline to create a menu that's rich in ingredients that promote sleep, help digestion, and ease.....

Austria: Vegetable juices contain too much salt or sugar

Vegetable juices are on everyone's lips and many people drink juices to diet or to do something good for their health. But many people are unaware that vegetable juices can naturally contain significant amounts of sugar or added salt. This is confirmed by a recent consumer survey of the Arbeiterkammer.....

Bold claims by Australian researchers

"Bananas preserve hearing"

In the same way that we are told to drink milk to keep our bones strong we are now being encouraged to eat bananas to protect our hearing. Emerging research shows key nutrients -including the potassium in bananas- can protect against hearing loss, while zinc protects against tinnitus. And hearing loss, which.....

Nine foods that can help increase your haemoglobin levels

If your haemoglobin levels decrease -for whatever reason- this may cause fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath and headaches. And if these levels drop significantly, this condition may be diagnosed as anaemia. Here are some foods you can use to increase your haemoglobin levels.Haemoglobin is an iron-rich.....

Brazilian school districts switch to 100% plant-based meals

Four cities in Brazil have pledged to transition all meals served at their public school cafeterias to 100 percent plant-based by the end of 2019.This is part of the mission of reducing the cities' environmental footprint (especially water consumption), aiding local produce farmers and fostering humane and.....