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Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Lead to a Longer Life!


A new study published in the Public Library of Science journal, PLoS ONE, has supported the correlation between eating hot chili peppers, a longer lifespan and a reduced risk of death due to heart disease or stroke. Over 16,000 adults were surveyed on their background, eating habits and current health …

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Global Consumers Want Transparency in Ingredients


What defines a “healthy” diet varies around the world. One thing is for certain: simplicity is key. While diets vary globally, the story is the same: artificial is out. Consumers are now avoiding foods with long lists of ingredients and are set on removing the “bad” and replacing it with …

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How to Prevent the Spread of Listeriosis

Listeria has been in the news recently. This foodborne bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures, causing listeriosis, an illness that can take a few days or even weeks to appear. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea or upset stomach. Listeriosis can be particularly harmful to at-risk …

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Apples: 2 Benefits of the ‘Miracle Fruit’

Although most fruits have properties that fight against high cholesterol, the apple apparently has some advantage. It controls cholesterol and helps lower weight, according to research conducted by the Department of Nutrition at the University of Florida. Studies have revealed that pectin and polyphenols — antioxidants present in the skin …

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3 Reasons to Consume Dairy Products

For some people, the belief that the consumption of dairy products contributes to increased cholesterol is a difficult misconception to set aside. But critics of such products should be aware that the appropriate dairy products, consumed in moderation, can be beneficial to your health for various reasons. The consumption of …

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Processed Foods: The Truth About Fresh Versus Frozen

Vegetables Generally, frozen or canned vegetables are prepared immediately after harvest when nutritional content is at its peak. The topic of processed foods versus fresh foods has been a source of contention for some time. For example, vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet. Many people wonder if …

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10 Hispanic Foods That Can Improve Your Health

In recent times, Mediterranean food and its potential health benefits have aroused great interest. However, people that prefer the taste, variety and ingenuity of Hispanic foods can also take advantage of the health benefits this cuisine offers. There are certain aspects of Latino cuisine which can be advantageous for those …

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