Juices, smoothies and shakes

Juices, smoothies and shakes are very popular, and most of us have a favourite concoction. They're convenient, tasty and available everywhere these days. But why are we drinking them? Are they good for us? Many of these drinks contain unnaturally high concentrations of nutrients; their ingestion can upset stomachs and send blood-sugar through the roof. …

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Why are foods fortified?

Many processed foods (such as breads and breakfast cereals) are 'enriched' with added nutritional elements such as folate, calcium, iodine, fibre, vitamins ACDE, or protein. Foods can be fortified for a variety of reasons; some are Public Health directives from the government, while others are marketing initiatives to attract buyers. (Photo by hermaion on Pexels.com) …

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