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Cancer-fighting Foods Table

Cancer-fighting foods table.

Anti-ageing Diet

The anti-ageing diet

Definition

The anti-ageing diet is one that restricts calorie intake by 30–50% of normal or recommended intake with the goal of increasing human lifespan by at least 30%. People on the diet also have improved health providing they consume adequate vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.

A Balanced Diet

Nutritional experts, the media and doctors are always telling us that we need to eat a "balanced diet". This message has been repeated so frequently that most of us know it off by heart: "Eat less fat, eat more fruit, vegetables and fibre". But what does this mean exactly, and how do we know if we are achieving the right balance?

Despite all of the advice most of us fall short of the recommended guidelines when it comes to consuming sufficient amounts of healthy carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.

Caffeine in Detail

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. In the US, an estimated 87% of the population regularly consume beverages containing caffeine. Mean caffeine consumption among all users is 193 mg per day, with the highest intake among men aged 35–54 who consume an average of 336 mg of caffeine per day.

Caffeine

Definition

Caffeine is a bitter plant alkaloid that acts as a mild central nervous system stimulant and as a diuretic. It is found especially in coffee beans, tea leaves, cacao beans, and kola nuts. Caffeine also is available in capsules and tablets and is added to soft drinks and energy bars and drinks. It is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world.

Caffeine in detail

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