Sunday, January 23

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Best raw dog food: The top natural doggy dinners
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Best raw dog food: The top natural doggy dinners

People are increasingly looking for the best raw dog food. It's not just a passing fad, as pet parents are beginning to favor it over commercial dog food in increasing numbers. While there's nothing wrong with the best dog food that you're probably buying at the moment, it has to be said that raw dog food has some unique advantages that are well worth bearing in mind. One of the biggest draws of the best raw dog food is that unlike more commercial options, it is free from the artificial preservatives that are often the hallmarks of processed options. It also has far fewer ingredients than regular dog food, which means your pup gets everything it needs, and nothing that it doesn't. Get the full list at PetsRadar
The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet
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The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

Certain diets emphasize macronutrients—high-carb diets, low-carb diets, low-fat diets, high-fat diets, etc. For example, in the 1980s low-fat diets were all the rage, and as a result, all sorts of packaged low-fat cakes, cookies, and snack bars took over grocery store shelves like wildfire. However, while the original premise of the diet was that eating less fat would help people lose fat, it became evident that many of the processed and packaged foods we eat were still contributing to weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and overall disease risk. As a result, nutrition and wellness experts started encouraging people to focus less on specific macronutrients and rather on overall diet quality with the aim of consuming fewer processed foods. Thus, diets such as the paleo diet...
Men, here are the natural foods to increase your ‘stamina’
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Men, here are the natural foods to increase your ‘stamina’

Omena, groundnuts, fish, arrowroots and cassava are some of the readily available natural foods that help men amass enough stamina in bed, Science and multiple interviews with experts reveal. The International Journal of Impotence Research projects that by 2025, 322 million men in the world would be suffering erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to an inability to either produce or maintain an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Partners of men with erectile dysfunction experience lower sexual satisfaction, correlated to the degree of ED in their partner. The principal risk factor associated with ED is age, and the increasing prevalence of ED is linked to the global ageing population. Read more at Standard Media.
Why eating colourful food is good for you
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Why eating colourful food is good for you

But eating a more colourful diet may also increase the risk of overeating unhealthy food. Embling has found that we're more likely to eat more pizza when it has lots of different coloured toppings. She advises eating varied colours for fruit and vegetables but opting for a smaller colour palette for more indulgent foods. It's also worth noting that artificial colouring in foods, such as cake and sweets, sadly don't count towards a varied healthy diet. There are other ways, aside from colour, to get a range of nutrients and phytonutrients from your diet, researchers say, such as paying attention to taste. One study found that participants who ate bitter and strong-tasting vegetablesover 12 weeks had lower blood pressure and blood sugar at the end, because of their fibre content and the ran...
You Have Probably Eaten This Natural Food Additive without Knowing It
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You Have Probably Eaten This Natural Food Additive without Knowing It

A new video series from Scientific American and Spektrum der Wissenschaftgives you a serving of science. In this episode, we take a look at something called inulin. See the German-language version of this piece at Spektrum der Wissenschaft. Have you ever heard of inulin? Even if you haven’t, you’ve likely eaten it. It’s a naturally occurring form of dietary fiber. You can find it in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including wheat, onions, bananas, leeks, artichokes and asparagus. It’s said that cooking itself is really just chemistry – and for inulin, chemistry has given it some surprising culinary abilities across a range of foods. Inulin belongs to a class of dietary fibers called fructans. It helps plants store energy and is typically found in their roots. Keep r...
Is organic food really better for you? The hidden truths about your fruit and veggies
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Is organic food really better for you? The hidden truths about your fruit and veggies

The best commute I've ever had started in the pre-dawn darkness. Some days it was a struggle to shake off my sleep, but the view of the rising sun above the mist-shrouded Tennessee hills was a comforting sight. The only thing missing was the crow of a rooster, so the farm dogs compensated with wagging tails. After parking in a gravel lot beside the barn, the first step was to pull on my boots. I spent two summers working on an organic farm near Nashville. It taught me countless life lessons and introduced me to the most down-to-earth people I've ever known. I witnessed firsthand the meticulous cultivation of food as it traveled from the soil to a customer's hand. I learned how to produce the food that feeds communities across the US. Before working there, I'd say I was obsessed with orga...
What is ‘natural’? Updated Food Labeling Modernization Act wades into one of the most contentious issues in food marketing
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What is ‘natural’? Updated Food Labeling Modernization Act wades into one of the most contentious issues in food marketing

The Food Labeling Modernization Act - an updated version of a bill first introduced in 2018 that was designed to help consumers make more informed purchases – has been introduced to the House and the Senate. The 35-page bill​​ directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a single, standard front-of-package nutrition labeling system "that clearly distinguishes between products of greater or lesser nutritional value."​ This would involve warning symbols for products high in saturated or trans fats, sodium, added sugars, "and any other nutrients the consumption of which should be limited or discouraged; and a stop-light, points, star, or other commonly recognized signaling system to scale or rank foods according to their overall health value."​ It also wades ...
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
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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...