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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.


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.

Nine reasons to eat an orange (plus a recipe for orange salad dressing)

A versatile fruit, the orange offers other benefits aside from abundant levels of vitamin C. Various scientific studies have determined that oranges have a lot of medicinal properties.

Ginger is the monumentally superior alternative to chemotherapy

If you’ve seen the documentary Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, you may recall the farmers commenting on the intelligence of squirrels, who, when offered a choice, would always munch on the non-GMO corn cobs instead of the genetically engineered corn cobs.