Surprisingly, even packaged foods that contain healthy components can qualify as ultra-processed.
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Researchers are trying to understand whether ultra-processed foods erode brain health in the aging process.
You can change your gut microbiome composition by eating different foods.
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Cancer cells are ‘cheaters’ that do not cooperate with the rest of the body. Certain microbes in your diet can either protect against or promote tumor formation by influencing cell cooperation.
The new system generally gives higher scores to fruits, vegetables and minimally processed foods.
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The Food Compass system scores foods based on variables like the amounts of refined grains and sugars, processing and healthful ingredients. People who ate better-scoring foods had better overall health.
A healthy diet – with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains – is one key to a healthy body.
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Detox diets and cleanses supposedly clear the body of allegedly toxic substances. But the evidence suggests otherwise.
Nearly two-thirds of suburbs in one major part of Sydney have no food stores at all. And in those that do, unhealthy food outlets outnumber healthy ones by more than six to one.
Fatigue can be a sign of a potential B12 deficiency.
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The symptoms of B12 deficiency resemble a lot of other health problems, putting millions of Americans at risk of a misdiagnosis.
The pandemic had both healthy and unhealthy impacts on our relationships with food.
From curbside pick-up to online delivery, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we consume food. But will those impacts be permanent?
Yes, eating breakfast really is important. So how can parents help kids to eat this important meal, without making it the most irritating part of the morning?
Consuming an ample supply of fresh fruits and vegetables is still a tried and true way of getting vitamins and minerals and achieving lasting health benefits.
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Despite the popular belief that vitamin E and beta carotene supplements help prevent heart disease and cancer, the latest research suggests they do not – but the supplements do have potential risks.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables.
Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Studying the genetic aspects of fatty liver disease can help identify its causes and consequences and find new treatments.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is surprisingly common, affecting about one in four adults. Eating processed foods and sugary drinks can increase the risk of developing the disease.
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Heart health is strongly linked to brain health and risk of dementia. That means improving one can protect us from the other.
Health and well-being come in many forms, including finding solitude and connection with nature.
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The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too.
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A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
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We need a free trade agreement for vegetables – and not much else.
From orange juice, to tea and coffee, to alcohol — different drinks can have different effects on iron absorption. This is worth thinking about if your iron levels are low.
Largely as a result of school nutrition programs, today’s kids are eating more fruits and vegetables.
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New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.
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The importance of diet to a child’s development cannot be overstated.
Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama in a canteen in Hanoi, Vietnam (May 23, 2016).
Conflicting injunctions, shaped locally, constantly reinvented: food in the cities of the global south escapes the narrative of Western standardisation.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.