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What are Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals

What are Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals

Health
Everybody's talking about antioxidant foods, probiotics, and other fortified foods that are supposed to be good for health. How much real benefit do these kinds of foods and nutritional supplements deliver, and what's the best way to use them? Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals According to Health Canada, there is no "universally accepted" definition for functional foods and nutraceuticals. In general, though, when doctors talk about functional foods, they are referring to foods that offer specific health benefits, or that have bioactive compounds that lower the risk of disease or improve health. Nutraceuticals are special ingredients that have been isolated from functional foods for their medicinal or health benefits, but that are no longer whole foods. These are normally so...
Tips on Ways to Stay Healthy in 2017

Tips on Ways to Stay Healthy in 2017

Health
A lot of things come and go over the years, but one thing that remains is the human race’s obsession with getting healthy. For a species so focused on trying to stay healthy, it’s a wonder we continue to struggle with it as much as we do. I mean, there is so much information out there for us to consume that it would seem like a no brainer. We should all be healthy, right? Unfortunately, for every good piece of advice on the internet today about getting and staying healthy, there are a million times more pieces of crap on the internet about how to get and stay fat and unhealthy. For whatever reason, soda pop costs less than a bottle of water. So when it boils down to it, the sugar and fat industries have just made it easier for us to stay unhealthy. But no more! We are going to get heal...
Why World’s Youngest Nation South Sudan Trapped In Severe Famine

Why World’s Youngest Nation South Sudan Trapped In Severe Famine

General
The citizens of youngest nation on Earth don't know from where their next meal would come and about 100,000 of them are near to death due to starvation. South Sunda, which gained independence in 2011 with the help of United States, is undergoing a severe phase of famine. It is one of the least developed countries in the world and has experienced decades of civil war. Regional tribes rebelled in the southern part of Sudan since 1950s and millions of people died over the years. Bush administration intervened with humanitarian and diplomatic campaign to make them independent from the rule of Khartoum, people of Arab heritage. United States sent $11 billion aid along with all the required support to train the South Sudanese government and security forces. During the independence t...