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Artificial food colors

Artificial food colors (or color additives) are any dye, pigment or substance that imparts color when it is added to food or drink. Without color additives, colas wouldn’t be brown, margarine wouldn’t be yellow and mint ice cream wouldn’t be green. It is estimated that there are thousands of additives in our food supply [10]! Color additives are recognized as an important […]

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Brazil nuts: four a month for reduced cholesterol

The benefits of nuts are well-known, and more benefits are revealed constantly. Nuts (e.g. walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and cashews) are a good source of protein, minerals and vitamin E. Nuts are also able to protect against DNA damage, suppress cancer growth and inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease [3]. A new study revealed some crazy news about the connection between […]

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Functional foods: what you need to know

Did you know that certain foods or food components may provide health and wellness benefits? These foods, also known as “functional foods,” may play a role in improving overall well-being and reducing or minimizing the risk of certain diseases and other health conditions [1]. Functional foods are sometimes defined as “foods with benefits beyond basic […]