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Gut Health

In # 7: Gut health, Leftovers by Yixin0 Comments

There are trillions of microorganisms living in the intestinal tract, and these microorganisms gradually reach the balance of species and quantity in the process of reproduction, which is closely related to the normal metabolism of the organism. Studies have shown that the structure and composition of intestinal microbiota affect the host’s immune function, gastrointestinal development, nutrient processing and other important physiological activities. Once the intestinal flora is out of order, a variety of metabolic diseases will follow. So nowadays, the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics to intestinal health are hotly debated. Well, are they really good for intestinal health or being promoted too much by food companies? Probiotics, the concept originated in the Greek, is “for life”. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the WHO have defined probiotics which is a kind of beneficial bacteria that can inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria to maintain the balance of intestinal flora. Prebiotics and probiotics can affect the balance of intestinal flora, but they are different in essence: prebiotics are carbohydrates without biological activity, promote the growth and breeding of probiotics, which indirectly play a …

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Tear off GMO Label

In # 6: Labeling GMOs by Yixin0 Comments

Transgenic technology development for more than 20 years, has been a variety of controversy. The mainstream science community to resist the controversy, genetically modified food technology to use more and more species, the market spread more and more widely. But for now, transgenic technology is almost impossible to be banned, and the tug of war is focused on whether to genetically modified food labeling, but that is enough to make the problem of genetically modified food is a huge impact. The United States is the largest investor in the research and development of genetically modified technology, although commercial production of genetically modified products is currently limited to crops such as soybeans, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, peppers and milk, but the United States is producing and commercializing genetically modified products Production has been in a global leader in the development of genetically modified products and management also has a more stringent system. The United States believes that there is no evidence that genetically modified products can cause special health risks, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who is in charge …

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General Mills’ sustainable goals

In # 5: Sustainability by Yixin1 Comment

The company I want to share about is General Mills.It is one of Fortune 500 company, mainly engaged in food production business, which is the world’s sixth largest food company. The company started in 1866 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its products are sold around the world, including Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, the Hulk, the Wanchai Ferry, the Vine and other cereal brands. General Mills operate in more than 100 countries and conduct food manufacturing operations in at least 15 countries. Two years ago, it was committed to sustainable access to 100% of the main ingredients – including wheat, oats, milk, corn and cocoa 10 kinds of goods. As a result, cooperation with suppliers and farmers has been initiated to strengthen sustainable agricultural production, such as the use of less greenhouse gas to produce fertilizers. The General Mill investment provides training for farm automation and equipment, training by local agronomists, increasing production in a sustainable manner, and allocating funds to improve the education and health of these communities. The program tracks cocoa from the farm to the disposable production facility and delivers it to …

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Beer Allergy

In # 4: Food allergens in the news by Yixin4 Comments

In our side, some of friends always have allergic symptom to the body after drinking a beer, in addition to some small lump will be born, but also feel itching intolerable. In fact, this is because they are allergic to beer.   In the article about beer allergy, it introduced that nearly 1.2% of adults in the United States are allergic to wheat. It is one of the eight major food allergens. Generally, people who are allergic to wheat are also allergic to barley. In fact, there are two main reasons for beer allergy, the first one is the main component of beer allergy, and second one is alcohol allergy.   For the first reason, there is the content demonstrated in the article that although the main ingredient in beer is water, there are many other ingredients that may cause your symptoms. If you have an allergy, it is likely that you are allergic to a specific ingredient in beer. According to the brand, the ingredients may include malt, barley or other grains, such as wheat and sorghum, yeast, various colouring agents, or condiments and preservatives. Besides that, …

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Onganic food in Whole foods market

In # 3: Organic foods - up close and personal by Yixin0 Comments

“Whole foods” is the largest organic food retailers in the United States, with nearly 300 stores and approximately 60 thousand employees. Because of its high quality and healthy lifestyle, it has been favored by American consumers and has been called “Apple Inc. in the food world.   Into the whole foods, you can feel high-end atmospheric grade. Here the vegetables stacked neatly in open storage cabinets on the shelves, cabbage and radish have a standing on, each piece of celery faces the same direction as the decoration art that is pleasant to the eye . The soft lighting of the shop is said to refer to the gallery’s lighting design to highlight the attractive colors of the food. In the words of a business operator, it is to use the lights “try to render the beauty of food”, so that people drooling and forget the price.   Most of the goods sold have “organic” (Organic) labels. According to information, pollution-free food, green food and organic food are internationally recognized food classification. The most significant difference between organic food and pollution-free food, green …

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Junk food and obesity

In # 2: Junk Food Dissuasion by Yixin0 Comments

With the development of economy and the improvement of the life quality, the health concepts of people have also begun to change. Today’s health has been defined as physical fitness, obesity avoidance, and regular physical examination. Therefore, obesity has become a topic of increasing concern and discussion.   Obesity is a chronic disease, and WHO (WHO) proved that it was the most easily overlooked disease of human beings, however, the incidence is rising rapidly. Now obesity has become a health problem affecting the world, and the International Obesity Task Force (TOTF) points out that obesity will be the biggest killer of human health and life satisfaction. Obesity affects the lives, studies and work of some people, including most young people, not only for their physiology, but also for their mental health. Therefore, it is extremely important in the prevention and early treatment of obesity.   There are several suggestions that I would like to share with.   Food companies and retailersshouldbe banned to use cartoon images to attract young consumers to buy junk food. People question the use of cartoon images to attract children in advertising and …

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Eat like an athlete

In # 1: You are what you eat by Yixin3 Comments

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are, nowadays increasingly people is considered about what eating habits and food preferences they have, so do I, so how did I form my eating habits and food preferences? Eat like an athlete is what I insist on as my basic eating habits since I was a kid until now. When I was a child, my parents were extremely care about my health, for example I was required to drink milk everyday, although I was not sure why I needed to drink it at that time, besides that, my hometown is a modern and coastal city which is located in southeast part of China, so seafood was indispensable in three meals a day for my family. Meat, especially beef, was also one of my favorite foods, the elders always say eating beef can make me more powerful, therefore, my parents cooked beef almost every day. Until I went to primary school, I found that my body diathesis was much better than other peers, I could run faster, jump higher, …