Fortification plus supplements could be key to healthy vitamin D

Fortifying four different foods with vitamin D together with taking a daily supplement led to intakes that were both adequate and safe, found researchers from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study modelled several different scenarios of vitamin D intake from either their habitual dietary sources alone (either 

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Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Seeing as we’re in the midst of cold and flu season, I figured it was perfect time to break out the pound of frozen elderberries I had stashed in the freezer (leftover from my foraging and jelly-making adventure back in August) and turn it into a delicious, immune-boosting syrup. While this syrup is intended as 

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How Detox Tea Flattens Your Tummy by Curing Bloating

One of the biggest concerns that we have when trying to lose weight is stomach bloating. It can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Particularly for women when we want to wear that black dress or bikini. Bloating just does not look good on anyone’s body and the need to alleviate bloating has been an issue for 

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Omega-3s and heart rate: Meta-analysis provides ‘strong clinical evidence’ for benefits

Results of a meta-analysis, which pooled data from approximately 3,000 people, indicated that omega-3 supplementation was associated with significant reductions in heart rate, with the effects linked more to DHA than EPA. “The present meta-analysis provides strong and updated clinical evidence demonstrating the effect of heart rate reduction by [omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid] 

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Multivitamin plus omega-3s may be ‘safe, economical and effective means for lowering diabetes risk’: Study

Data published in Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology​​ indicated almost half of the participants with prediabetes and diabetes regressed to normal blood sugar levels and control after one year of consuming a specially designed multivitamin and mineral that also contained ingredients such as lutein, lycopene, bilberry extract, resveratrol and a host of other bioactives. 

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Could fibre stave off the effects of a high-fat diet?

Mice given the fermentable fibre inulin as a supplement to their HFD showed less weight gain and developed far less severe symptoms of metabolic syndrome, compared with those fed the HFD without the added prebiotic. Inulin-fed mice showed substantially lower accumulation of body and liver fat, better glycaemic control and reduced cholesterol, discovered a research 

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Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

I love a good ground beef taco, but sometimes, you just don’t want something quite so greasy. We set out to create a vegetarian black bean taco that was light on fat but heavy on flavor. By cooking dried beans ourselves we were able to leave them more aldente, so they hold their shape and 

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2018 and beyond: Five mega-trends set to shape the food industry

If you thought 2017 was a turbulent year, 2018 is likely to herald further food sector shake-ups. From the growing influence of disruptive start-ups to rising concern over big-picture issues such as food security and non-communicable diseases, companies that adopt business-as-usual approaches will come under pressure. Start-up self-starters According to Pinar Hosafci, head of packaged food 

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