Magnesium has many important functions in the body.
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While most of us aren’t getting enough magnesium, supplements may not be necessary.
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No, you’re not imagining it. Some people really do experience bloating or gut upset when they eat a lot of salad.
Matooke has been the subject for vitamin A biofortification.
Each food-based vitamin A programme carries different advantages and issues.
A protein called ZNG1 helps cells make use of zinc when stores of this essential nutrient are running low.
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While iron and calcium are the metals that get the most attention, zinc is also important for human health and function.
Along with calories and nutrients, food can influence the genetic blueprints that shape who you are.
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Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
Exposure to healthy nutrition from adolescence can set the stage for a healthy life ahead and good dietary habits.
Adolescence lies between childhood and adulthood, but adolescents are neither big children nor little adults. They have increased food requirements to support their rapid physical growth and maturation.
Nutrient-rich small fish harvested from a rice field in Bangladesh.
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries.
Multiple queens ensure colonies have a steady output of workers.
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
The tiny floating duckweed plant is uniquely suited to meet the nutritional needs of astronauts.
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Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
Fish for sale in a Dakar, Senegal.
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Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
A woman waits for food in the Moyo district of Uganda Oct. 26, 2017.
World Food Day, Oct. 16, provides an opportunity to gauge where the fight against hunger stands. It’s also a time, an expert says, to look at so-called hidden hunger.
Rice farmer in Longsheng, China.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, rice plants produce fewer vitamins and other key nutrients. This could worsen hunger, malnutrition, child stunting and other diet-related health problems.
Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.
While good things can come in small packages, are you prepared to pay the price?
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
Pregnant and breast-feeding women have iodine needs that are 50% higher than the general population.
Teza Harinaivo Ramiandrisoa
Iodine is naturally present in a range of food, especially seaweed and fish. So it may seem odd that the people of an island nation (most of whom live along its vast coastline) are not getting enough of…