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Popcorn: The Perfect Snack for Couch Potatoes?

We have heard time and time again that obesity is an epidemic both in the developed world, and more recently in what was once considered the underdeveloped world. Health officials

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Using Diet to Lower Cholesterol

Concerns about cholesterol are well known. But how much can diet influence serum cholesterol levels? In a well-designed clinical trial carried out in Finland in 2002, 120 previously untreated

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Genetically Modified Tomatoes are Healthier

It was considered a major breakthrough when the possibility of improving on nature by using molecular biology was first introduced. However, enthusiasm was replaced by anxiety and fear when it was suggested

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Gluten-Free-Diet

Cereal Foods and Celiac Disease

According to the Canadian Celiac Association, approximately one in 133 Canadians is affected by celiac disease. Celiac disease, also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy, is a dietary intolerance

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Implied Nutrition Health Claims

The role of the can, box or package that your food comes in is changing. Packaging used to be a way of ensuring that you got a clean, dry and contamination free food product. Food manufacturers use

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transfat

Getting the Trans Fat Out

Over the past few years scientific evidence that indicates trans fatty acids (or now more commonly referred to as trans fats) are bad for cardiovascular health has been mounting. The problem has been

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Pulses Are Low Glycemic Foods

The glycemic index is a characteristic of foods that more and more people are looking at when making food choices. For people suffering from diabetes, heart disease or obesity, adding low glycemic

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