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Workout recovery diet: 5 foods to eat if you’ve recently started working out
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Workout recovery diet: 5 foods to eat if you’ve recently started working out

Just started working out? You may need to change your diet.  Express.co.uk chatted to professional footballer, functional nutrition expert and founder of The Turmeric Co, Hal Robson-Kanu to find out which five foods you should incorporate into your diet to boost your performance and speed up your recovery if you’ve started exercising. If you’re new to working out, you’ll probably have noticed how different foods fuel your workouts better than others. Hal said: “Diet has a very important role to play in fuelling athletic performance and improving physical recovery. “Not all foods are equal, so making the right choices can give you a huge advantage in these areas. “Understanding the benefits of certain nutrients, minerals and vitamins can make a world of difference to your workouts!” ...
Wellness With Walnuts
Diet, Wellness

Wellness With Walnuts

Registered dietitian, Katie Schaeffer, returns to PSL for two segments during today’s episode. During this first interview, Schaeffer provides plenty of reasons to consider some easy and yummy ways to add nutritious walnuts to your diet. Recommended serving amount is a handful or about 1/4 cup. Schaeffer features a cookie recipe (see below) that includes walnuts. The recipe additionally offers ingredients that encourages lactation for mothers that are currently breastfeeding. In the later segment, she will delve into avocados. Schaeffer represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Walnuts 101 – Top Reasons to Choose California Walnuts 1. Walnuts have many uses beyond baking. Try ch...
Top 10 Natural Foods to Control High Blood Pressure
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Top 10 Natural Foods to Control High Blood Pressure

17th May is globally celebrated as World Hypertension Day. Its a day dedicated towards understanding this silent killer better. High BP is one of the biggest health risks that faces the global population today. Some would say it's almost an epidemic. High blood pressure can cause countless problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney failure and even death! Hypertension is an unusual condition which has almost no symptoms. The only way to catch it is to get your blood pressure checked regularly. If studies are to be believed, only one-third of all people know they suffer from high blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured in 'millimetres of mercury' (mm Hg) and is written as two separate numbers. The first number or the systolic number measures the pressure inside the arteries w...
How to Develop a Safe and Natural Food Preservative?
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How to Develop a Safe and Natural Food Preservative?

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) celebrated on 7 June 2021 with theme 'Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow' stresses that production and consumption of safe food and calls for intensified efforts to prevent foodborne diseases.New study in Process Biochemistry by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia discovers that fermented pork snack, Nem Chua contains natural bacteria-killing compound that can be used to keep food fresh for longer. "Scientists have known about these bacteria-killing compounds for many years but the challenge is to produce them in large enough quantities to be used by the food industry", said Jones, Associate Dean of Biosciences and Food Technology at RMIT. ‘New safe and natural food preservative from meat snack.’ Read the full story at medindia.net...
Why Food Scientists Are Excited About A Natural Blue Food Dye
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Why Food Scientists Are Excited About A Natural Blue Food Dye

Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, the visual appearance of food matters. Food dyes have the ability to transform plain substances into intriguing creations that entice your eyes and encourage you to take a bite. Now, researchers have discovered a new brilliant blue coloring that could be a natural alternative to synthetic dyes. The Search for a Brilliant Blue Food Dye The demand for natural food coloring is growing because consumers are concerned about synthetic dyes and the impact on their health. The natural food colors market is expected to be worth $3.2 billion by 2027.  There are ongoing searches in the industry for brilliant food dyes that are also natural, such as cyan blue. Natural food dyes often come from vegetables and fruits, but a true blue is more difficult...
10 Best Foods to Eat for a Collagen Boost
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10 Best Foods to Eat for a Collagen Boost

Is it just us, or are you seeing collagen everywhere, too? In our Instagram feeds, at the grocery store, and even in the checkout aisle of natural foods stores—most of which is in supplement form, of course. Collagen is popular, alright: the industry is supposed to be worth $7.5 billion by 2027, according to market research company, Grand View Research. It's sharp rise to fame is mostly for its anti-aging skin benefits. And the science supports this boom: in studies where participants consumed collagen supplements regularly, researchers have reported successful anti-aging benefits (reduced fine lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, etc.). Collagen has also been found to help with exercise recovery in college athletes, as well as joint stiffness in folks with osteoarthritis and in athletes. Get t...
All-natural blue pigment found in red cabbage could replace artificial food dye
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All-natural blue pigment found in red cabbage could replace artificial food dye

Blue might be the world’s most popular color, but it is so rarely found in nature that scientists have resorted to artificial dyes and chemicals to create all of our favorite blue products — including sweets, drinks, drug tablets, cosmetics, and clothing. These synthetic dyes, which are typically made from petrochemicals, are still causing concerns about their environmental impact and safety as food additives, with researchers struggling to find an all-natural alternative. Now, the long search might actually be over, as pamela denish, a graduate student in UC Davis’ innovation institute for food and health, and her colleagues have discovered a blue pigment in red cabbage, similar to the artificial food coloring brilliant blue FCF or E133. Keep reading at Design Boom.
10 common food myths about everyday diets and nutrition
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10 common food myths about everyday diets and nutrition

There's no shortage out there of information to answer any diet- or nutrition-related queries we may have. In fact, there are countless different sources telling us what we should, and should not, be eating. The issue is some of the material we come across via social media, or family and friends, is not always accurate. Worse, some of these ideas become beliefs that perpetuate false notions related to diet, nutrition and weight loss. Here are some common nutrition myths we should put to rest, once and for all. Eggs increase cholesterol Possibly the most common question that is asked in relation to nutrition is about egg consumption, and whether eggs increase blood cholesterol levels. More at Good Food.
Parkinson’s disease could be treated with natural food ingredients – study
Diet, Remedies

Parkinson’s disease could be treated with natural food ingredients – study

Researchers have found that sesaminol, "purified from industrial sesame seed by-product," can be used to prevent the onset of Parkinson's disease, Osaka City University (OCU) announced late last month. The Japan-based research group said that while there is no cure-all for Parkinson's, the preventative treatment could be used to prevent neuronal damage that would decrease the production of dopamine. In vitro studies have already shown that sesaminol has a number of beneficial factors when it comes to handling oxidative stress, and in vivo experiments have shown that a steady portion of the sesame by-product in a person's diet increase the production of dopamine and motor function capabilities, according to the university. “Currently there is no preventive medicine for Parkinson's ...
Natural Food Ingredient May Treat Parkinson’s Disease
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Natural Food Ingredient May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Sesaminol - a chemical abundantly found in empty and waste-thrown shells of sesame, reveals protective effects against Parkinson's disease, as per a study at Osaka City University. Sesame seed oil (known for its nutty aroma and high burn-point) is made by extracting the fatty oils from sesame seeds with the empty shells thrown out as waste. The findings fit the age old saying - "one man's trash is another man's treasure". Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects movement due to loss of nerve cells - neurons that produce a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the brain called dopamine (black substance). It is mostly caused due to oxidative stress i.e., neurons in the brain come under extreme pressure from an imbalance between antioxidants ...