The chocolate industry is massive globally, with countries such as Switzerland and the United States eating large amounts of the sweet stuff. The largest consumption is in the former, with the average Swiss enjoying about 9.1kg of this food annually. The rest of the world may not be as much into chocolate, but it is evident that many people like having a bite occasionally.
Consumption of fresh vegetables in the U.S. has increased by more than 20 percent since 2008, finds a recent report. Fresh fruit consumption is up just over 16 percent. But for people under age 40, that number is more than double. During the same time frame, consumption of processed fruits and vegetables, including frozen produce, has decreased by nearly 11 percent.
Have Americans suddenly developed a taste for fresh produce? Are we finally taking our health seriously? Yes and no, finds the research.
What will 2017 bring for the health-conscious crowd? If 1,700 of America’s dieticians are correct: Nothing we haven’t seen before.
The “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey asked top dieticians and nutritionists to predict the top superfoods for 2017, as well as to provide tips, predict trends, and address concerns that the average American consumer might have in the new year.
Here are Too Good to Be True Diet Trends (Literally) and What You Should Try Instead
The FDA is supposed to be a trusted organization, but many people who have even the remotest inkling of basic nutrition are scratching their heads over the agency's official definition of "healthy." You don't need an advanced science degree to wonder how a highly processed cereal made in a factory could be considered healthier than a fruit plucked directly from a tree, but that's exactly what the FDA would have you believe. That's right: according to the FDA, Frosted Flakes are healthier than avocados!
Sometimes, your health issues don’t make sense to you. You’ve eaten well, exercised well, and haven’t done anything major to screw up your health completely. So why do some diseases pop up randomly? A possible reason for this is a messed up pH balance.
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Low testosterone is a problem faced by all too many men. Stress, an unhealthy diet, exposure to testosterone-sapping toxins – all of these things can contribute to lowered testosterone. Many guys are not aware that you can reverse these issues simply by including more foods that boost testosterone.
By Brigitte Mars, 4/8/2016
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Weil, 4/8/2016
Along with the obvious lifestyle choices - such as not smoking - diet may play a role in preventing or lessening the risk of developing lung cancer.
HomeCure, Mar 23, 2016
Did you know that some “safe” foods might be making your diabetes even worse?
You know to stay away from sweets, but some so-called “healthy” alternatives could be hijacking your blood sugar.
health freedom alliance, 15 March 2016
Namely, Candice was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. As a result of the thyroid cancer which had spread to other organs, doctors did not believe that she would live more than five years, suggesting that she didn’t have time to fight against the disease.