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Just how worried should we be about food additives such as emulsifiers, preservatives, colours and artificial sweeteners?

DR MEGAN ROSSI: Are chemicals added to food making YOU ill?

Just how worried should we be about food additives such as emulsifiers, preservatives, colours and artificial sweeteners? In the past, the additives used in food were essentially pretty simple — think of salt, used to help store food for longer. But these days, pick up any processed food, from biscuits to curry sauce, and the …

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Eating processed food like ice cream hurts brain function, study says

Eating processed food like ice cream hurts brain function, study says

Although it’s obvious that a diet of hot dogs and ice cream won’t lead to a healthy physical life, new research illuminates how ultra-processed foods can also cause a significant decrease in brain function.  Research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego outlined how foods such as instant noodles, sugary drinks and frozen meals …

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Eating lots of highly processed food is linked to faster cognitive decline, research finds

Eating lots of highly processed food is linked to faster cognitive decline, research finds

Eating highly processed foods like instant noodles, sugary drinks or frozen meals may be linked to a faster rate of cognitive decline. That’s according to new research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego. The study examined the diets and cognition of more than 10,000 middle-aged and older adults in Brazil. The …

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Ultraprocessed food linked to mental decline, study finds

We all know eating ultraprocessed foods that make our lives easier — such as prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza and ready-to-eat meals — isn’t good for our health. Nor is gobbling up all the pleasure foods that we love so much: hot dogs, sausages, burgers, french fries, sodas, cookies, cakes, candies, doughnuts and ice cream, …

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According to Mayo Clinic, it can take anywhere between two to five days to complete the digestion process, depending on the person.

How long does it take to digest food? Tips to help improve digestion.

Whether you’re planning for a swim, run or even a walk  after a meal, the first thought that comes to mind might be how soon can I go  Any factor disrupting your digestive process can lead to constipation, flatulence, diarrhea or heartburn, Healthline says. For human beings, digestion is one of the fundamental processes for survival and staying healthy. …

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Foods And Drinks Have Gotten Sweeter Over The Last Decade, And It's a Global Problem

Foods And Drinks Have Gotten Sweeter Over The Last Decade, And It’s a Global Problem

Humans have an evolutionary preference for sweetness. Sweet foods, like fruit and honey, were an important energy source for our ancestors. However, in the modern world, sweetened foods are readily available, very cheap, and advertised extensively. Now, we are consuming too much sugar in foods and drinks – the kind that is added rather than …

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Genetically engineered rice needs less fertilizer, makes more food

Genetically engineered rice needs less fertilizer, makes more food

Enlarge / A terraced rice field in Vietnam. Nitrogen fertilizer is made from natural gas. Extracting and burning natural gas is harming life on our planet, so we should probably stop doing it (or at least try to cut back considerably). But food crops, like all plants, need that nitrogen. It’s quite the conundrum, especially …

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