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Super-foods based drinks contain excessive sugar


6 Apr, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Fruit juices made from cranberries and pomegranates, the so called super-foods, often have more sugar than a can of cola, officials have warned. While the drinks are said to have health benefits, some brands contain more than a day’s recommended intake of sugar in a single 300ml serving. The Local…

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Toddler food items exceed salt, sugar recommendations


2 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many meals and snacks for toddlers have an amount of salt and sugar that worries nutritionists and pediatricians, as these food items create an early taste for foods that influences later eating habits leading to obesity and other health risks, a new study finds. An estimated seven in 10 toddler…

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Fast-food chain removes soda from kids’ menu


16 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Fast-food chain Wendy’s will discard soda from its kids’ menu following requests from consumer organizations including MomsRising.org and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The menus targeting children will no longer mention soda, but parents will still be able to order it for their kids if they…

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Combined effect of caffeine and sugar taken together


17 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Caffeine and sugar, two daily ingredients for many people worldwide, have been documented extensively on their individual effects on health. A recent study however, looked at whether people react to sugary caffeinated drinks differently than they do to unsweetened caffeinated drinks. Caffeine and sugar alter body’s metabolism after a long-term…

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Reduce sugar cravings with easy lifestyle changes


11 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 1 comment
When we attempt to keep sweets away from our diet completely, we only make their tempting attributes stronger. Instead of running away from eating sweets, try to curb it from time to time, experts recommend. Nutrition and fitness experts suggest there are effective ways to reduce sugar cravings, according to…

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Brain aging slowed down by coconut oil


6 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Eating foods rich in fats might help your brain against aging,  combating hear loss and other nervous system related disorders. The findings were recently published in the journal Cell Metabolism and apply to mice only , but may very well be true in humans, scientists say. The research work was done…

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Impaired memory linked to added sugars


8 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Sugar intake might cause impaired memory and brain inflamation, new study suggests. Although the results come from experiments on rats, the scientists who conducted the study think humans might at risk too. The reseachers at USC examined how rats react to large quantities of liquids with a high content of…

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Singapore bans junk food ads starting 2015


1 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Singapore enforces new regulations restricting junk food advertisements delivered to children. Starting next year, the new advertising guidelines oblige news press and television channels to stop promoting sugar based products, such as chocolate and soft drinks, to children below the age of 12. The promotional materials should be placed 50…

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Parents who went to college have kids with healthier eating habits


19 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children whose parents went to college eat healthier, eating more vegetables and using less sugar, a new study finds. However, more can be done, as schools fail to provide the healthy, nutritious foods children need. The study suggests that in families with a higher educational attainment, children receive more information…