Nutrition

nutritional value: National Nutrition Week: Eating healthy food should be your priority

Nutrition is the most important component of a healthy and balanced diet, which plays a key role in development, growth and protection against diseases in the long run. In India, National Nutrition week (NNW) is observed from September 1 to September 7 every year since 1982 to create awareness among people about the importance of nutrition on the person’s health and overall well-being. The theme of National Nutrition Week 2021 is ‘Feeding right from the start’ which focuses on the importance of nutrition and healthy diet. Eating a balanced diet is important for good health and wellbeing. A right proportion
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Starbucks Fall Drink Menu Nutrition Hacks, According to a Dietitian

Other than enjoying stunning fall foliage and participating in fun activities like corn mazes and pumpkin picking, few things ring in autumn quite like the debut of Starbucks’ seasonal fall drinks menu. In fact, it’s one of the most anticipated events of the season (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?).

While treating yourself to one of the coffee giant’s signature beverages every now and then shouldn’t affect your overall health goals, there are better-for-you ways to enjoy Starbucks fall drinks. In fact, there are even health benefits to a cup of coffee, says Keri Gans, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., author of

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Personalised nutrition reduces junk food intake, says study

The research team suggests future personalised nutrition approaches could target intake of these discretionary foods via food-based messaging that considers the eating context of the foods consumed.

“For example, if salt intake was identified as a top nutrient to change and meat-based dishes were the main contributing food sources, then a message may include, “Reduce your intake of processed meats and pies; swap salami, ham and bacon for turkey or beef,”” ​suggests the team led by Katherine Livingstone, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at Deakin University.

The team, which included colleagues from Newcastle University and the University of Navarra, began enrolling

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Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

Australian adults get around one-third of their energy intake from junk foods.

Also known as discretionary foods, these include foods such as biscuits, cakes, sausages, sugar-sweetened drinks and alcohol.

Unhealthy diets are a key reason why almost one in every three adults in Australia is obese. Excess weight also increases risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Our new research, published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, has found personalised nutrition advice, compared to usual dietary advice, helped adults to eat less junk food.

What is personalised nutrition?

Personalised nutrition involves

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In India’s booming junk food market, there is little room for nutrition

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The world loves to eat ‘junk’; Indians are no different. We are obsessed with fast food, something that can be ‘grabbed’ easily without breaking any sweat because cooking is overrated in modern society. To keep up with this fast-paced life, many people rely on quick, easy to cook, instant options – packaged food.

Packaged food, distributed by multiple world food giants, are often criticised for their lack of nutritional content. Most of the packaged foods are either processed or ultra-possessed to meet the needs of the

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Southern Africa Food and Nutrition Security Working Group (FNSWG) Quarterly Bulletin – 03 June 2021 issue 01 and 02 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Highlights:

• Average to above.average rainfall improved water crop and pasture conditions catalysing agricultural and pastoral opportunities in most parts of the region, increasing the above-average harvest in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and parts of Mozambique.

• Five out of 16 weather systems made landfall during the 2020/2021 Cyclone Season. Over 500,000 people were affected and over 219,000 fanning hectares were compromised during the last cyclone season, mostly in Mozambique, but also in Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Malawi, Botswana South Africa.

• 1.14 million people in Madagascar are projected to be food insecure (IPC 3 or above) in April-September 2021, with an

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Are Baked Potatoes Healthy? Nutrition, Benefits, and Downsides

People often make the mistake of associating potatoes with weight gain and the obesity epidemic. However, they actually provide many health benefits and play an essential role in fighting malnutrition and starvation worldwide (1).

That said, the way you prepare potatoes can significantly affect their nutritional value and health effects.

This article takes a closer look at the health effects of baked potatoes specifically.

Potatoes pack a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients essential for good health.

One medium-sized baked potato with skin weighs about 173 grams and provides the following nutrients (2):

  • Calories: 161
  • Carbs: 37
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