Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and in Particular DHA, Are Associated With Increased Attention Scores in Adolescents

Summary: DHA consumption was associated with improved capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, while ALA lowered impulsive behaviors. Source: ISGLOBAL Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with a greater capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, while alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with lower impulsivity, according to a study co-led by ISGlobal, a … Read more

White House hosts conference on hunger, with $8B in commitments

President Biden on Wednesday hosted the first White House summit in nearly a half-century dedicated to combating hunger, with administration officials announcing they had secured $8 billion of public and private-sector commitments toward helping provide more food and better nutrition by 2030. “This goal is within our reach — just look at how far we’ve … Read more

FDA Proposes New Rules for Packaged Foods to Qualify as ‘Healthy’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules for labeling packaged foods as “healthy,” as it seeks to help people make informed nutritional choices which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases. The proposed changes to food labeling come on the day of the first White House summit on hunger, … Read more

White House seeks to tackle food insecurity at first hunger conference since 1969

CNN  —  Groceries cost 13.5% more than they did a year ago. Nearly 25 million adults live in households where there isn’t always enough to eat. Some 40% of food banks saw increased demand this summer. At a time when the affordability of food is in the spotlight, the Biden administration is hosting a White … Read more

The FDA will issue new front-of-package labeling guidance for American food manufacturers

The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules Wednesday for nutrition labels that can go on the front of food packages to indicate that they are “healthy.” Under the proposal, manufacturers can label their products “healthy” if they contain a meaningful amount of food from at least one of the food groups or subgroups (such … Read more

I felt stupid when doctors told me I had ‘kissing disease’ – I should’ve trusted my gut

BATTLING with extreme fatigue for four years, Jordan Ramsay had a ‘gut feeling’ that something wasn’t right. Alongside this, the now 22-year-old developed a lump behind her ear, which doctors put down to glandular fever – also known as ‘kissing disease’. 4 Jordan Ramsay had been suffering with extreme fatigue for around four yearsCredit: Jam … Read more

The 6 Best Fiber Supplements for Healthy Digestion

Fiber is an essential carbohydrate that helps out bodies regulate sugars, hunger and digestion. Fiber is important, but it’s estimated that only 5% of people consume the recommended amount of fiber daily.  Fiber supplements meet your nutritional needs while regulating digestion, preventing constipation and managing glucose and cholesterol levels. There are two types of fiber in … Read more

it’s not just their low nutritio…

Ultra-processed foods are concoctions of various industrial ingredients (such as emulsifiers, thickeners and artificial flavours), amalgamated into food products by a series of manufacturing processes. Sugary drinks and many breakfast cereals are ultra-processed foods, as are more recent innovations, such as so-called “plant-based” burgers, which are typically made of protein isolates and other chemicals to make the products … Read more

The Worst Carbs No One Should Be Eating Anymore Because They Lead To Inflammation And Weight Gain

When you eat the right kind in moderation, carbs can be a great source of fiber and other nutrients that will help you crush your weight loss goals. However, it’s no secret that many carb-filled foods out there can cause serious damage to your overall health. Refined carbs, which are found in highly processed foods, … Read more