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Zero-Calorie Neotame Sweetener Approved For Use By European Union

The NutraSweet Company announced that its zero calorie sweetener Neotame has been approved by the European Union. Directive 2009/163/EU, published on December 23, 2009 in the Official Journal of the European Union, authorizes the use of Neotame by the Food and Drink industry as of January 12, 2010. "With its great taste and very low sweetening cost, Neotame has become the world's fastest growing sweetener, " said Craig R. Petray, CEO of the NutraSweet Company. "Given the recent emphasis that food and beverage companies are placing on cost savings, we think Neotame will be a European success in short order". Today Neotame is approved by practically all global regulatory agencies including the United States Food & Drug Administration, JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives), and now also by the European Union, Neotame is 8, 000 times sweeter than sucrose, has flavor enhancing properties, no calories and a clean/simple label.

Give Your Body a Reward With Acai Berry

Our lives have gotten faster and faster over the past century as most of us drive our bodies beyond limits that they were never meant to endure. Proper nourishment and exercise are thrown by the wayside in an effort to get more done. Keeping our systems healthy is no longer just an option but a necessity. Acai supplements and acai juice can provide many nutrients that we lack on a daily basis. Acai Berry is not a new fruit The acai palm has grown for thousands of years in the tropical forests of Brazil. Enjoyed as a fruit and additive to foods, many natives have enjoyed its luscious fruity taste with just a hint of chocolate and often make into a wine for drinking.

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Research Indicates That Only One Per Cent Of ChildrenĀ s Packed Lunches Meet School Meal Nutritional Standards England

Research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reports that only one per cent of primary schoolchildren's packed lunches meet the nutritional standards set for school meals in England. Research shows that crisps, sweets, and sugary drinks are preferred to vegetables, fruit, and milk based products. Typically, about half of UK schoolchildren eat a packed lunch brought from home. This represents 5.5 billion packed lunches eaten every year. There are rising concerns that school lunches are not providing sufficiently healthy food choices. As a result, in 2006 new standards for the required healthy food groups were set out for prepared meals for all local authority schools in England.

5 Reasons to Eat Raw Foods and How You Can Eat Raw Foods Easily

If you're a food lover like me, chances are you've stayed away from the whole raw food movement. After all, what could replace the flavorful aroma of a simmering pot of chicken soup on the stove or the tangy spiced tomatoes in a homemade marinara sauce? But what if you could enjoy the best of both worlds - cooked and raw? I've found it's very easy to do by following a simple mantra: everything in moderation. Technically raw food is unprocessed, uncooked, plant based foods such as dried and fresh fruits, veggies, sprouts, nuts, grains and seeds. Some of these can be slightly cooked as long as they're not heated over 116 degrees F. Why bother eating raw?

Easy Healthy Diets

Easy healthy diets seem mysterious because the typical American diet is far removed from the foods your body needs to function. Folks insist on consuming the worst foods to eat in the form of fast foods. This is true even though everyone knows that fast food is bad for them. Good Healthy Diet Healthy eating guidelines are easy to remember making it easy to formulate a healthy diet plan. Here are simple-to-remember guidelines: 1. Eat at least 5 (preferably more) servings of raw vegetables and fresh fruit every day. 2. Consume whole grain products such as bread, pasta, and cereal instead of refined grain products. 3. Limit your daily protein consumption to a piece of meat about the size of a pack of playing cards.

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Holistic Weight Loss - A Non-Diet Approach To Good Health

When your New Year's resolution to lose weight crumbles as fast as the cookie touching your lips, it's time to admit that diets don't work. More successful is a holistic approach to losing weight that lets you feel good about feeding your body the nourishment it craves. "By understanding the whole person, including emotional reasons for eating, stress triggers, medical history and physiological factors, we help each individual approach food in a whole new way, " said Henri Roca, MD, medical director of Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Roca, board-certified in Family Medicine and Holistic Medicine, works with the Center of Integrative Medicine's registered dietitian and epigenetic nutritionist to help people understand why they eat what they do.

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