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Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as protein and fibre; does this ancient Aztec superfood stand-up to the hype?
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Emulsifier food additives promote inflammation, obesity

Emulsifiers, used widely in processed foods, can alter the natural balance of gut flora causing an inflammatory response linked to diseases like colitis and metabolic syndrome


2 March, 2015
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Colouring used in some sodas poses cancer risk

Soda drinkers are ingesting caramel food colouring, a substance that can raise cancer risk over a lifetime, say researchers


23 February, 2015
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Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstruation

New evidence shows that girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their periods earlier and as a result raise their risk of breast cancer


28 January, 2015
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Cholesterol lowering effect of oat beta-glucan

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, by more than previously thought, say scientists


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Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease

Scientists have made a direct connection between loss of bees and an increased risk of nutrient deficiencies – with worrying connections to diseases like measles and malaria.


27 January, 2015
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Blueberries a prescription for a healthy heart

New evidence shows that daily consumptions of blueberry powder can improve blood pressure and arterial health in postmenopausal women.


15 January, 2015
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Almond snack helps curb your appetite

Studies show almonds are nutritional powerhouses that can aid weight loss and also have benefits for heart health and diabetes


12 January, 2015
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An avocado a day keeps the heart doctor away

Diets containing avocados have been shown to reduce numerous risk factors for cardiovascular disease.


8 January, 2015
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Antioxidant activity of whole foods higher than previously thought

The whole fruit, and nothing but the whole fruit – is the key to getting all the antioxidants you need, say researchers


5 January, 2015
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Bilberries can help tackle health effects of high-fat diet

Bilberries – a type of wild blueberry – can help lower blood pressure and reduce the inflammation associated with a high fat diet


22 December, 2014
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