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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Sodium Facts for Better Health & Waistline


January is Weight Management Season, February is National Heart Health Month and throughout the year 2017 the USA National Centers for Disease Control are promoting health initiatives to try to lower daily sodium consumption nationally in the USA. So this is a perfect time to highlight important information you should …

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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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