Type 2 diabetes: ‘Health’ drinks containing more sugar than doughnuts – what are they?

The current recommendation for sugar intake is that it does not exceed 10 per cent of daily energy intake. A recent review published by The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) highlighted the need for this percentage to be further reduced to 5 per cent. When the afternoon lull hits, most reach for something a little fizzy however according to […]

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You want to lose weight? These five diet mistakes you should avoid

Mistake 1: salads are always a healthy choice “Salad” is in Germany a very flexible term. The salad bars in supermarkets and Restaurants often contain cold pasta dishes with oily sauces or finely chopped sausages with Onion slices. This is not at all healthy and has the idea of a salad with little in common. Some salads, such as the […]

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Study suggests possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases. The consumption […]

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Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes

Drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink in a short timespan may increase blood pressure and the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, which affect heart rhythm, according to a small study published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The study enrolled 34 healthy volunteers between the […]

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Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows

Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows Sugar may help fuel cancer by speeding up the growth of tumours in the body  Mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup saw intestinal tumours grow faster Amount is equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugary drink a day  e-mail 10 View comments Sugar could be fuelling […]

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New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide

New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide: 11 tipples that won’t completely undo your good intentions At this time of year, healthy food and drink doesn’t get much of a look in  However Healthista has put together a round-up of not-so-sinful tipples  ‘Tis the season to be drinking. Nutritionist May Simpkin, writing for Healthista, reveals the best choices for […]

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6 drinks to strengthen the immune system

To strengthen immunity in the cold season is not superfluous – it is at this season an increasing number of virus and colds. Experts told about what drink is useful to drink in the winter to make her immune system stronger before the raging virus. Infusion of rose hips.The ascorbic acid content in rose hips is superior to lemons … […]

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7 Drinks You Can Enjoy on the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is all about achieving ketosis, a metabolic state that burns fat for fuel, instead of carbohydrates or protein. To remain in that heightened fat-torching state, you need to limit your carb intake to 5-10% of your total calories. For most women, that translates to about 25-40 grams of carbs per day (about the amount in a single English muffin, or one […]

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