(Photo by Polina Tankilevitch via Pexels) By Talker By Sharin Hussain via SWNS A junk food diet combined with eating sugar-free snacks can lead to an upset stomach, a new study claims. The artificial sweetener sorbitol, a sugar alcohol used in sweets and chewing gum is difficult to digest due to changes in the gut microbiome caused by high-fat foods and antibiotics. First author of the study Dr. Jee-Yon Lee, of University of California Davis said: “Our research suggests that […]

Northwest Colorado Health provides free screenings to help clients gauge their heart health and risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes by checking BMI, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Glucose.Courtesy photo Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in five deaths is due to heart disease, even though the disease is largely preventable. Keeping your heart healthy starts with living a heart-healthy lifestyle. But first, you need to get smart about your heart. Knowing what causes […]

Health and Mind: Eat More, weigh less? Published 3:23 pm Friday, February 9, 2024 By Cara O’Neill Clark County Health Department How to manage your weight without being hungry Have you tried to lose weight by cutting down the amount of food you eat? Do you still feel hungry and not satisfied after eating? Or have you avoided trying to lose weight because you’re afraid of feeling hungry all the time? If so, you are not alone. Many people throw […]

Mentioning that excessive amount of trans fat in food is unsafe and remains one of the leading risk factors for various non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, speakers at a webinar today said ensuring food safety is crucial for protecting public health. They were speaking at a webinar titled “Trans-fat-free Safe Food to Safeguard Public Health and the Way Forward”, organised by research and advocacy organisation PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) with support from Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) on the occasion […]

Protein is an important macronutrient for good health. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025, adult males should get at least 56 grams (g) of protein and adult females at least 46 g daily. However, some research suggests that eating more than this amount may help you lose body weight and fat while retaining or even building muscle mass. Keep reading to learn more about protein’s role in weight loss and how to eat a high protein diet. Why […]

Olayemi Amusile and Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Vegetable and groundnut oil are familiar cooking ingredients in many Nigerian homes. While they add flavour to meals, using the wrong cooking fat, can increase the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially heart disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes trans-fats as unsaturated fatty acids of natural or industrial origin. The natural trans-fats are derived from ruminants (cows and sheep). Industrially produced trans-fats are formed during the industrial process of adding hydrogen to […]

There are a few different reasons why a pet parent may be considering switching their dog’s diet to a low-fat one. Firstly, dogs who are obese may need help dropping excess weight. And secondly, low-fat dog food can be beneficial for dogs who can’t eat standard dog food, which is higher in fat. But with so many options out there, which low-fat dog foods are best, and when should you make the switch? We talked to several vets about when […]

You may be adding annual celebrations to your calendar this time of the year, and many of those gatherings include delicious foods. Holiday encourage events tend to encourage people to overindulge in holiday goodies that often are high in calories and fat. This is because some foods are only served during the holidays, and you want to experience the tastes and memories associated with holiday favorites. However, what you eat and drink affects your health. This includes your cholesterol and […]

If you’re borderline diabetic, paying attention to what you eat and limiting the amount of sugar you consume is crucial. In some cases, the culprits are obvious; you likely know not to overindulge in sugary desserts and candy. However, there are some seemingly “healthy” options that could actually raise your risk of diabetes. In many cases, fat-free foods are actually loaded with sugar. For this reason, it’s always important to be conscious of the ingredients in everything you’re consuming, especially […]

The food and beverages industry has witnessed a lot of change in the past few years and this change is representative of the changing consumer eating patterns where there is increased affinity for mindful eating, sustainable food patterns, convenience without compromising on nutrition and ensuring a wholesome diet. People know that choosing a healthy life today is not just for the sake of a longer journey but for the joy of living each step to its fullest and thanks to […]