Food waste: a global problem that undermines healthy diets

The call came as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that 17 per cent of all food available to consumers in 2019, ended up being thrown away. An additional 132 million people face food and nutrition insecurity today because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO said, ahead of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, on Wednesday 29 September. Global problems The problem of food waste is a global one and not limited to wealthy nations alone, said Nancy Aburto, Deputy Director of FAO’s Food and Nutrition Division Economic and Social Development Stream, speaking at a press…

Foods to eat, and not eat, to prevent cancer, according to a doctor and nutritionist

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Here Are The New Heart Healthy Food Trends

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) stand as the leading cause of mortality worldwide, claiming nearly 18 million lives each year. Studies indicate that adopting a heart-healthy diet, alongside other lifestyle modifications, can mitigate the likelihood of developing CVDs. A heart-healthy diet predominantly features fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting intake of saturated fat, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar. It’s characterized by for example fiber, potassium, and vitamins D and K, with moderation in alcohol consumption. This Valentines Day and beyond, whether you have a partner or not, make it a priority to be kind to your heart. Whether you are…

Strength training is vital for women’s muscle health. But protein is also key: Shots

This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Aubrey/NPR This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR If you’ve seen your loved one take a bad fall – like my mother did a few months ago – you know the importance of muscle strength. Muscle mass peaks in our 30s and then begins a long, slow decline. Muscle-loss, also called sarcopenia, affects more than 45% of older Americans, especially women. “As…