Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

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Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

AGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

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Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

The study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]

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‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health experts

The CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the CDC, this is because “Chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops,” and many people are unnecessarily increasing their risk of illness by not following simple preventative hygiene steps. They warn that […]

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Here’s how much protein you need to eat on a regular basis  

For these athletes, protein is a must because it builds and maintains muscle. Protein also replenishes the amino acid supply that produces enzymes, hormones and other tissues they need to compete. They know that eating high-quality protein (meat, fish, eggs, dairy or soy) within two hours after exercise – either by itself or with a […]

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Eating poultry might raise your risk of having urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often regarded as a common and minor problem, but UTIs involving the kidneys or blood can be life-threatening. The majority of UTIs are caused by E. coli, but only a few E. coli strains cause the more serious infections. Researchers already knew that people can pass E. coli to one […]

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