Nutrition for Health Conditions

  1. Poor diets now killing more people than cigarettes!

    Poor diets now killing more people than cigarettes!

    According to the recently released results from the Global Burden of Disease Study, poor diets are now causing more deaths globally than tobacco!

    This study is the most comprehensive worldwide observational study of its kind, spanning nearly three decades. The results show that annually, tobacco is associated with 8 million deaths and unhealthy, poor diets 11 million deaths.

    Of those diet-related causes of death, heart attacks and strokes topped the list, followed by cancers and type 2 diabetes. Overall, eating and drinking better could prevent 20% of deaths globally.

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  2. Food Additives to Avoid – What are the dangers?

    Food Additives to Avoid – What are the dangers?

    We’ve all heard about hyperactive kids on red cordial but is this just hyperbole? What are the dangers (if any) of food additives to adults and children alike, and should you be worried about consuming them?

    The answer is yes, you ought to be concerned, especially if you eat a lot of processed food, which is where a large number of food additives tend to lurk.

    What’s alarming though is that additives are now used in healthy foods such as bread, butter, yoghurt, juice and muesli bars; foods that in past decades were additive-free.

    According to the Food Intolerance Network, Australia most consumers underestimate how many additives they eat and nor do they know which foods contain the nasties. The average consumer eats a staggering 20 additives per day!

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