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Food is any substance, usually composed of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water, that can be eaten or drunk by an animal, including humans, for nutrition or pleasure. Items considered food may be sourced from plants, animals or other categories such as fungus or fermented products like alcohol.

4 reasons people are flocking to fermented foods

There have been many trends through the years for health enthusiasts, and although many of these ideas are half-baked, every once in a while one comes along that has some teeth to it and can actually legitimately change a person’s life.

13 Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides

Spring and summer warrant seasonal eating—bright, bursting cherries, fragrant peaches, crisp spinach—since produce is at its ripest. However, most of these fruits and vegetables are also rife with harmful pesticides.

Stop cognitive decline with these 10 great nutritional tips

For many baby boomers, it’s an unpleasant irony – the generation that famously said “Never trust anyone over thirty!” is now, itself, experiencing the undeniable signs of cognitive decline due to aging.


It takes pretty much no effort to dump a can of soup into a bowl and throw it in the microwave. But you can make a homemade veggie soup in not much more time than that—and it will be way healthier and tastier.

Six Daily Habits To Start Protecting Your Brain Health

Your brain health and mental function plays a crucial role in your general health and wellness. Mental illness and cognitive decline are some of the most common factors associated with ageing – but they do not have to be an inevitability.

3 examples of #fakenews from the world of nutrition research

First off, we’re not touching political news with a ten-foot pole. This is all science all the time. But there’s been a lot of inaccurate nutrition reporting over the six years has been around. Here are three recent examples.


While the message about the importance of dietary antioxidants has come through loud and clear (and may be what has already made foods like berries and kale regular entries on your grocery shopping list), there remains much confusion about how, exactly, they work in the body, and how best to get them.