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Chips to Cherries: How to improve the good cholesterol?

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eTalks - The Secrets of Food Marketing

Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable....
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Twitter / LifeHacks: How to properly reheat food ...

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RT @LifeCheates: How to properly reheat food http://t.co/FwNxLwgBP7
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Development of a nutritionally balanced pizza as a functional meal designed to meet published dietary guidelines - Combet &al (2013) - Public Health Nutrition

Development of a nutritionally balanced pizza as a functional meal designed to meet published dietary guidelines - Combet &al (2013) - Public Health Nutrition | Food and Health | Scoop.it

Objective: To develop a worked example of product reformulation of a very popular ‘junk food’ to meet nutritional guidelines for public health in a ready meal...  Indicative survey of popular Margherita pizzas, followed by product reformulation, applying dietary guidelines to generate a single-item pizza meal containing 30 % daily amounts of energy and all nutrients.

 

An iterative process was used; first to optimize nutrient balance by adjusting the proportions of bread base, tomato-based sauce and mozzarella topping, then adding ingredients to provide specific nutrients and consumer tasting.... assessing pizza at tasting stations... Traditional Margherita pizza ingredients provide insufficient Fe, Zn, iodine, and vitamins C and B12. Energy content of the portions currently sold as standard... most exceed 30 % Guideline Daily Amounts for saturated fat and Na when a 2510 kJ (600 kcal) notional meal is considered.

 

The ‘nutritionally balanced pizza’ provides the required energy for a single-item meal (2510 kJ/600 kcal), with all nutrients within recommended ranges: Na (473 mg, ∼45 % below recommended level), saturated fat (<11 % energy) and dietary fibre (13·7 g). Most adults (77 %) and children (81 %) rated it ‘as good as’ or ‘better than’ their usual choice... 

 

Nutritional guidelines to reduce chronic diseases can be applied to reformulate ‘junk food’ ready meals, to improve public health through a health-by-stealth approach without requiring change in eating habits. 

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013002814


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First I thought this was a joke, but it seems real. To judge this effort, I guess it depends what the benchmark is: the food the target group would eat otherwise (in which case such a pizza may be an improvement), or what people in the target group should eat in an ideal world (in which case this pizza is still not good)... 

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Cardiovascular Health: The Best Food Group to Help Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health: The Best Food Group to Help Cardiovascular Health | Food and Health | Scoop.it
This tells about the best group of foods to eat to prevent
cardiovascular problems and greatly improve heart health. It is backed by lots of scientific research.
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What's in Your Green Tea?

What's in Your Green Tea? | Food and Health | Scoop.it
A new report from ConsumerLab.com shows that some bottled varieties of green tea appear to be little more than sugar water, while some green tea leaves are contaminated with lead (What’s in Your Green Tea?
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Homemade Milkshake Recipes: Nutella, Strawberry And More

Homemade Milkshake Recipes: Nutella, Strawberry And More | Food and Health | Scoop.it
The best thing about summer is that the warm weather gives us free rein to indulge in as much ice cream and as many milkshakes as we want. And while we love our ice cream, there's something about a milkshake that's just a ...
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Impulsive Personality Tied to Food 'Addiction' | Psych Central News

Impulsive Personality Tied to Food 'Addiction' | Psych Central News | Food and Health | Scoop.it
According to new research, people with impulsive personalities are more likely to develop an addiction to food. Investigators from the University of Georgia.
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Nutrition fix: Why dieting is sometimes a team effort

Nutrition fix: Why dieting is sometimes a team effort | Food and Health | Scoop.it
If you want to alter your diet and you share food in a house with someone else, that person has to be involved (Watching your nutrition? Make it a team effort!
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Make Stress Eating Positive: How-To Manage Stress With Food | Spafinder Wellness 365 Blog

Make Stress Eating Positive: How-To Manage Stress With Food | Spafinder Wellness 365 Blog | Food and Health | Scoop.it
For those who are stressed or anxious and take comfort in munching, all hope isn’t lost. Here's how to use foods to manage stress! (We are all about #Superfoods here at #Westin.
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7 mistakes people do in a weight loss programme

A few points that highlights the causes the failure of a  weight loss programme.

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How to Save Money at the Grocery Store | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog | Food and Health | Scoop.it
Food Network's Healthy Eats: Healthy Recipes, Weight Loss Tips & Nutrition Information (RT @FoodNetwork: Saving money on your next grocery bill is simple with tips from Food Network's @HealthyEats blog: http://t.co/4UwZQiuIM3)...
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