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Instead, Americans appear to rely more on undefined marketing claims, such as natural and clean, when selecting products now or use online tools or mobile apps to help them improve their diet and physical activity, IFIC found in its 2022 Food and Health Survey published this week.

In its 17th year, the long-term study surveyed about 1,000 Americans online in late March and early April and compares current attitudes and behaviors to those of prior years.

According to the study, 52% of Americans report following a diet or eating pattern in the past year a steep uptick from the 39% who reported the same last year, the 43% who did so in 2020 and the 38% in 2019, said Ali Webster, the director of research and nutrition communication at IFIC.

This increase is mainly driven by customers who are under the age of 50, said Marisa Paipongna, IFICs research and nutrition coordinator.

Interestingly, she added, we also see changes in the types of eating patterns and diets that Americans are likely following."

Shooting to the top of the diet list this year is 'clean eating,' to which 16% of respondents say they adhere, followed by mindful eating a new option for this year at 14%, and calorie-counting, which increased from last year with 13% of dieters citing it.

For context, last year the top diets were calorie counting, clean eating and intermittent fasting, so we can see theres a little bit of rearranging with clean eating rising to the top in terms of popularity, Paipongna said.

Lower on the list, but rising, are plant-based (at 12%), gluten-free (9%), flexitarian and carb-cycling (both at 7%), the low-sodium DASH diet (4%) and cleanse and vegan (both 2%). Dropping on the list are more high-profile options, including keto or high-fat, which was cited by 7% of dieters and low-carb at 6%.

The top reasons for dieting remain the same, but appear reversed compared to last year, with a desire to protect long-term health or prevent future health conditions taking the top slot and being listed by 35% of dieters and a desire to lose weight dropping to second place at 34%, according to the study.

Much lower on the list, but gaining traction from last year, are a desire to follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and My Plate recommendations, cited by 16% of survey respondents, and a news article, blog post or study discussing the effects of a selected eating style motivated 15% of respondents.

Paipongna noted some really interesting generational differences for why people follow a diet, with boomers more often wanting to protect their health and prevent future health conditions and younger Gen Zers wanting to improve their physical appearance as well as better manage health conditions.

Stress also influenced more than a third of survey respondents approach to diet and nutrition, according to the study, which looked at the correlation between stress and food choices for the first time this year.

We see that over half of people that we surveyed reported feeling stressed in the past six months, with younger generations being much more likely to have felt higher levels of stress as compared to Baby Boomers, Webster said.

Of those who reported being at least somewhat stressed over the past six months, about 30% said they changed their nutrition or diet to reduce stress with the bulk (54%) saying the simply tried to eat healthier and 37% reporting that they adopted a specific dietary pattern.

Moving down the list of diet changes to manage or reduce stress, Webster said three out of 10 respondents consumed less caffeine and one in every four cut back on alcohol consumption.

Also notable, 30% took dietary supplements that claimed to reduce stress or the effects of stress, such as headaches or fatigue, the report found.

In addition, IFIC found 18% of consumers seek emotional and mental health benefits from food and beverages, while 26% look for the related benefit of improved sleep.

While mental health support is gaining traction, far more consumers at 37% seek energy or to counter fatigue as the top health benefit they seek from food, beverages and nutrients. In second place is weight loss and weight management at 30% and digestive health comes in third with 29%, followed closely by heart health benefits, which was cited by 28% of consumers.

While some consumers are using foods and beverages to manage their health, the study revealed significant gaps in knowledge about what is healthy and how much thought consumers actually give to the products that they consume.

According to the research, about 86% of consumers think at least a little about the healthfulness of the foods and beverages they consume, but this is a significant drop from the 93% who did so ten years ago, Webster noted.

Likewise, of those who thought about the healthfulness of the products they consume, only 40% do so a lot, which is about the same as the percentage of people who also think about the healthfulness of ingredients a lot, according to the study.

Millennials are more likely to have thought about many of these issues, particularly in comparison to Boomers, Webster said. Boomers dont see to have been prioritizing these as much as younger generations.

One reason more people might not consider the healthfulness of what they consume could be because they are confused or unsure what nutrition information they can trust, the study suggests.

If found about seven in 10 Americans believe because nutrition information seems to keep changing, it is hard to know what to believe. While this figure could be disheartening, Webster noted it is slightly better than ten years ago when three quarters of people thought this way.

As consumers look for answers, many are turning to online tools and mobile apps which 63% either strongly or somewhat agree can help them improve their diet and physical activity up from 57% in 2012, according to the study.

Lack of trustworthy healthy nutrition and lifestyle information also could contribute to more people preferring to take medication for a health condition than change their lifestyle an attitude that 38% strongly or somewhat agree with, which is more than two times the 16% who said the same 10 years ago, according to the study.

In lieu of trustworthy nutritional information, an increasing number of consumers are looking for products labelled as natural and clean, according to IFIC.

Even though natural does not have a regulatory definition and many consumers interpret it broadly, it resonates with consumers when they buy products both in person and online, Webster said, noting that 39% of consumers say they regularly buy products labelled as natural while 27% say the same about label claims for clean ingredients.

We dug a little bit deeper into the natural aspects, because we wanted to know exactly what this label is doing for people why is it so influential to them?, Webster said. The top responses that we got is that people believe that foods labelled as natural are generally healthy for them [54%].

The study also revealed that 47% of consumers seek foods labelled as natural because they want to avoid artificial ingredients, 38% do so because the believe natural foods are generally better quality than the alternatives are 36% are worked about potentially harmful additives or chemicals in food as well as perceive them as better for the environment.

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SAN DIEGO Cant walk into your kitchen without grabbing a snack? A new weight loss method conceived by scientists at the University of California-San Diego helps dieters manage their internal hunger cues and improve their ability to resist food.

Study participants deemed highly responsive to food lost more weight and maintained that weight loss over the long-term more successfully than others following more traditional approaches to dieting.

There are individuals who are very food cue responsive. That is, they cannot resist food and/or cannot stop thinking about food. Behavioral weight loss skills are not sufficient for these individuals, so we designed an alternative approach to address this clinical need, says first study author Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD, UC San Diego professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science and in the School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, in a university release.

Estimates show that roughly 74 percent of the U.S. adult population are either overweight or obese. There are, of course, endless weight loss plans out there to choose from and try, but most rely on behavioral eating changes and calorie counting. Not everyone responds to these approaches, and most end up regaining the lost weight.

Losing weight is especially difficult for people who are extra sensitive to food and hunger cues. Previous studies have linked food sensitivity to a variety of factors, including genetics, ones environment growing up, and additional individual considerations.

The research team compared weight loss outcomes among people using their intervention, called Regulation of Cues, in comparison to a behavioral weight loss program group, a control group, and a fourth group combining Regulation of Cues with the behavioral program.

While weight loss was more or less comparable after two years among both the Regulation of Cues group and the behavioral weight loss group, those in the ROC group were able to better stabilize their weight and maintain their new figures. Meanwhile, participants in the other groups typically regained the lost weight eventually.

Our findings suggest that the appetitive mechanisms targeted by Regulation of Cues may be especially critical for weight loss among individuals who have trouble resisting food and could be used in a personalized medicine approach, Dr. Boutelle adds.

A total of 271 adults between ages 18 and 65 took part in this project. Over a full year, the participants attended 26 group treatment sessions. They also had to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week.

Those placed in the Regulation of Cues group did not receive any instructions on what to eat or receive a formal diet plan. Instead, they learned how to recognize hunger cues, better resist cravings, and inhibit urges to eat palatable foods when not actually hungry. On the other hand, those in the behavioral weight loss group focused on more traditional dieting and calorie restriction.

Palatable foods, or foods typically containing lots of sugar, fat, salt, or flavorings, tend to stimulate the brains reward system and can be particularly hard to resist.

Individuals who need help losing weight can seek out the Regulation of Cues program if behavioral weight loss did not work for them, if they feel they have trouble resisting eating, or if they never feel full, Dr. Boutelle concludes.

The study is published in JAMA Network Open.

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While patients who are dieting to reduce body weight might try to maintain protein intake, protein levels often fall below what is recommended.

Although previous studies have reported on the effects of higher protein intake on health outcomes during weight loss, little is known about how diet quality changes due to different levels of protein intake when dieting for weight loss.

When people are dieting to reduce body weight, they may cut all components of the diet, including protein, explains Sue Shapses, PhD, RD. While patients might try to maintain protein intake, protein levels often fall below what is recommended, she says. This is a problem because patients may be compromising on other healthy food options in their diet compared to those who have a higher protein intake.

Understanding the link between diet quality and protein intake during weight loss is important because there are known health benefits associated with higher protein intake, says Dr. Shapses. We know that adequate or moderately higher protein intake is important, she says. However, clinicians might not always think about how other foods in the dietspecifically, low- or zero-protein foodsare simultaneously changed. And these low- or zero-protein food changes may happen to have benefits, such as greater intake of green vegetables and lower intake of refined grains and sugars.

For a study published in Obesity, Dr. Shapses and colleagues examined how changes in self-selected protein intake during caloric restriction (CR) altered diet quality and lean body mass (LBM). They performed a pooled analysis of completed trials in which 207 overweight or obese participants underwent similar protocols for moderate weight loss. Lifestyle modification counseling was delivered in 16 group sessions over 6 months, and patients were examined before and during 6 months of CR. Diet quality was assessed using the Healthy Eating Index in patients with lower or higher protein intake.

On average, study participants lost 5% of their baseline body weight. During CR, the lower protein group in the study consumed an average of 58 g/d, compared with an average of 79 g/d for the higher protein group. Those with higher protein intake during CR had a greater improvement in diet quality when compared to those in the lower protein intake group. Both groups lost a similar amount of weight and fat mass during CR, but there was a greater decrease in LBM in the lower protein group than in the higher protein group (Figure).

These findings suggest that a moderately higher protein intake during CR improves diet quality and diminishes loss of LBM. Increasing the level of protein intake from the recommended 0.8 g/kg/dor 18% of caloriesto a moderately higher intake of 1.0 g/kg/dor 20% of calorieshas significant effects on the quality of the diet, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index, Dr. Shapses says. It also altered the composition of weight loss to attenuate LBM. Overall, weight loss in people who consumed higher protein levels mitigated loss of LBM, but also altered low- or zero-protein foods, which improved diet quality.

According to Dr. Shapses, protein intake is often lower among middle-aged and older adults, especially in women, who are dieting. Its important to remind patients that their protein goal should be about 20% of the calories from protein to attenuate loss of LBM while dieting, she says. Of note, all subjects in our study were encouraged to stay physically active on their own. Higher protein intake is likely to attenuate loss of LBM if it is not accompanied by exercise. Another reason its important to reach this protein goal is that it could potentially benefit bone, too.

Understanding how to preserve LBM during CR continues to be an area of active research. Since a higher protein intake in our study was largely from low-fat animal sources, it would be interesting to see if results are similar if the primary source of protein was from plants, such as soy or other legumes, says Dr. Shapses. Furthermore, studies are needed to determine if responses to dietary shifts are similar in people who consume different ethnic foods and in vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly.

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Just announced as the next "The Voice" coach for Season 22, Camila Cabello has been in the spotlight a lot recently. Between replacing Kelly Clarkson on the singing competition show, strutting the red carpet at the Met, and releasing her latest album "Familia," we can't help but notice how stunning she is.

But it comes as no surprise the star has been pretty open about taking care of her body. She frequently posts photos on Instagram about her workouts with celebrity trainer Jenna Willis. And her trainer even shared Cabello's full-body workout with Shape.

But the "Seorita" singer can't just workout to look that good. She also has some healthy eating habits that keep her feeling great, but dieting is actually not one of them. Read on to find out how Cabello approaches her meals.

And next, check out This Is Kendall Jenner's Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The #1 eating habit that Cabello follows? No diets. Her trainer Jenna Willis told HollywoodLife: "I tell my clients crash diets and overdoing workouts can be like a bad relationship. If they seem too good to be true, they are."

Although she may have tried dieting in the past, Cabello now focuses on balanced, healthy meals that make her feel good.

"While at first, it may feel exciting since change seems to be happening, but then all of a sudden, all the pitfalls that challenged your previous relationships will sneak back in and you'll find yourself right where you started," Jenna told HollywoodLife. With help from her trainer, Cabello learned that intense dieting does not work for her.

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Instead of dieting, Cabello does intuitive eating: listening to her body and providing it with the food it needs.6254a4d1642c605c54bf1cab17d50f1e

"Photoshop, restrictive eating, over exercising, and choosing angles that make our bodies look differentI remind myself of this, listen to podcasts on intuitive eating, follow women who accept their cellulite, stretch marks, bellies, bloating, and weight fluctuations," Cabello posted on Instagram.

Previous Eat This, Not That! reporting shows that intuitive eating may help you break emotional eating habits, be honest about when you're hungry, and respect your body. The singer also told BuzzFeed that she loves chocolate and Hawaiian pizza, so intuitive eating allows her to indulge in her favorites every now and then.

Born in Cuba, the ex-Fifth Harmony singer seeks out food that reminds her of home. Food and culture go hand in hand for Cabello.

"When I looked up 'gorditas' on my Yelp and found a place that seemed not touristy and authentically mexican I felt desperate for it," she posted on Instagram. "And I realized it wasn't just the food I was craving, but the feeling of comfort and familiarity and the feeling of ground-ness it gave me."

While Cabello doesn't follow any strict diet, she does try to eat small meals full of whole foods and nutrients. "It isn't about dieting, it's about healthy lifestyling," her trainer told Hello Magazine. "This means eating nutrient-dense foods, enjoying smaller meals." Other celebs like Megan Fox have been known to manage portion control as well, eating smaller meals throughout the day.

Even though Cabello is really busy, she tries to take her time eating. That's because her trainer recommends slowing down meals for intuitive eating to be most effective.

"A lot of times we don't realize we're full until it's too late. Another little tip is to chew all of the food in your mouth before taking the next bite. This is one of the best ways to avoid overeating," Willis told Hello Magazine.

Want to read more about how celebs stay fit? Check out The 3 Eating Habits LeBron James Swears By.

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Much like many aspects of society, activities that benefit the environment are always evolving.

But compared to recent times, exactly how much have things such as recycling, dieting or using electric vehicles changed or evolved?

We asked Dr. Jiaying Zhao, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.

Zhao also co-leads the Happy Climate project, which helps individuals and groups develop a plan for reducing their impact on climate change and increasing happiness.

In the past 10 years, Zhao said, theres been an evolution in each of the environmentally friendly activities below:

Recycling. People still are enthusiastic about recycling, although some materials have become more of a focus in recent years. Single-use plastics (bottles, cups) are recycled more, and more food waste is being composted, Zhao said.

Electric vehicles. Each year, the advantages that electric vehicles offer become more enticing to consumers. With gas prices at a record high these days, that will only intensify. Their range has increased, charging stations have proliferated, prices have gone down and governments are offering more incentives, which make it more attractive for consumers, Zhao said.

Dieting. People are buying more plant-based foods and sustainably grown foods then ever before. People are buying the popular brands such as Beyond Meat or Impossible Burgers, Zhao said. Milk alternatives (almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk) are (also) on the rise.

Fashion. People are even switching up how they dress, Zhao said. Fashion has changed, where more people are buying clothing items made from recycled materials, she said.

Avoiding car use. This could really intensify if gas prices continue to rise. More people are biking or carpooling, as opposed to driving alone, Zhao said.

Zhao did caution that some of the most popular actions to try and help the environment arent the most helpful.

The most popular actions include recycling, turning off lights, and buying organic or non-GMO foods, Zhao said. These actions tend to have a small impact on the environment.


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Some smoothies can be extremely nutritious, with lots of nutrients from fruit, nuts, nut butters, and seeds...however, even though these are packed with nutrients, the calories, carbohydrates and fat content can really rack up and be hindering an individuals ability to lose weight.

However, a smoothie with a controlled portion of high-fibre fruit, some protein and a small portion of healthy fats (eg chia seeds or a handful of nuts) can be a very balanced and weight-loss friendly snack or breakfast option.

Rachel also commented on diet drinks: Diet drinks can be a good alternative option for individuals that consume large quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages (eg fizzy drinks) and would like to slowly reduce their consumption.

However, diet drinks are sweetened with some artificial sweeteners which can be harmful to gut health in the long term, therefore over-consuming diet drinks would not be recommended.

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Losing weight is often at the forefront of many peoples minds at the start of the year. But if weight loss was your goal for 2019, chances are that by now, youve probably already experienced some challenges.

Thats because sticking to a strict calorie controlled diet is not an easy task in modern environments where tasty and high energy foods are attractive and easily available. Dieting is also made particularly difficult by our bodys rapid response to decreases in food intake but opposing lack of response to overeating. This will be a familiar experience for many who have experienced almost immediate increases in hunger when dieting.



Most people will also have experienced how easy it is to overeat during holiday periods or other occasions. A main course meal at a UK full service restaurant, for example, is likely to contain more than half of the calories required for an entire day.

Our recent research has shown that overeating is poorly detected in humans, even when energy intake is increased to provide an excess of more than 1,000 calories per day.

In this study, overeating with 150% of the required daily calories did not change the appetite of participants. We tested for this by looking at appetite ratings and levels of specific hormones known to regulate appetite, as well as checking the food intake of participants during the next day.

Our findings showed how the body fails to adjust to account for these additional calories. This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective because in environments with limited access to food, overeating when food was available to our ancestors would increase their chances of survival by keeping them fuelled until food was available again.

This shows that being aware of calorie intakes is important because short periods of accidental overeating can be sufficient to cause weight gain or impair weight loss. Indeed, some evidence suggests that increases in body weight during the festive period are maintained throughout the rest of the year. And may also be responsible for incremental annual increases in body weight. Similarly, overeating on a weekend can easily cancel out a strict diet that is maintained on weekdays.



But understanding how easy it is to overeat does not mean that weight loss cant be achieved. In fact, knowing this can help with weight loss by being more aware of dietary choices.

Despite our bodys bias for weight gain, correct diet and lifestyle changes will produce and maintain weight loss if this is the desired aim.

Exercise may often be overlooked as people seek the best diet for weight loss. But getting active still remains important if you want to lose weight and especially for maintaining weight loss over prolonged periods of time.

Exercise can complement dietary changes and help to minimise the increases in hunger experienced from dieting alone. This is because exercise does not cause an increase in hunger to the same extent as dieting, despite also creating an energy deficit for weight loss.

In fact, hunger is reduced when exercising intensely, which may help to stave off hunger pangs while increasing the energy deficit.



The importance of exercise for maintaining weight loss was also recently highlighted with participants from the US televised weight loss competition, The Biggest Loser. The tracking of participants for six years after the show revealed that the people who maintained their weight loss had increased their physical activity by 160%. Whereas those who regained their lost weight had only increased physical activity by 34%.

Regardless of which dieting approach you choose, it is likely you will need a degree of flexibility as most diets will require some compromise.

Perhaps, for example, you are invited to attend a meal at a restaurant for a special occasion or there is a holiday celebration involving additional eating. Being aware that your body is not likely to respond to the increased calorie intake means that you can adjust your behaviour to avoid or compensate for any overeating, for example by being more mindful of food choices in the days before or after an occasion, or increasing your exercise levels to counter any excesses.

What all this shows is that ultimately we should not rely on feedback signals from our body to detect levels of calorie intakes. Instead, conscious monitoring of diet and lifestyle behaviours is more than sufficient to counter our bodys natural bias for weight gain. And by appreciating this need for conscious monitoring, it may help you to achieve any desired weight loss goals over the year ahead.

Kevin Deighton, Reader in Nutrition and Metabolism, Leeds Beckett University



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Although it can stem from genetics, high blood pressure is a condition that can affect your body, potentially causing heart attacks and strokes. If you're dealing with high blood pressure, chances are your doctor has tried to supply you with ways of lowering it, such as developing exercise routines and fixing what you eat and drink. It is possible to get your blood pressure down. However, it's important you follow specific diets in order to lower your risk.

One diet, in particular, was actually meant to help lower blood pressure. According to Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, the best diet to help lower blood pressure is the DASH Diet.

"The DASH Diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed to help individuals with high blood pressure lower it," says Goodson. "High blood pressure is a risk for cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of men and women in the US. So, improving blood pressure is necessary for your heart."

According to Goodson, the diet includes foods that are rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients can help lower blood pressure and are also low in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars. It also includes limiting sodium intake to between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams a day.

The DASH Diet also encourages eating lean protein daily (such as fish, beans, and poultry) as well as multiple servings of healthy fat throughout the week. Healthy fats can include nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.

"A key recommendation is to eat less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day," says Goodson. "While that might sound like a lot, the truth is that processed foods, restaurant food, and fast food are very high in sodium. And in some cases, just one food item can land you over 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day."

Goodson suggests cooking at home and flavoring your foods with herbs and spices instead of salt, which will help cut back on sodium.

Along with reducing sodium intake, someone who is following the DASH Diet should also limit saturated and added sugars on a regular basis. Aside from dieting, they should also be exercising, as exercise can also help lower blood pressure.

If you are stumped for what you can eat on the DASH Diet, Goodson recommends some specific foods and portions (given the intake is 2,000 calories a day).

"The DASH Diet recommends eating 4 to 5 servings of veggies a day," says Goodson. "Vegetables are high in nutrients and have no sodium, a common contributor to high blood pressure and thus unhealthy blood circulation."6254a4d1642c605c54bf1cab17d50f1e

As recommended before, Goodson suggests seasoning your vegetables with herbs and spices instead of salt.

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One of the recommendations of the DASH Diet is to eat foods rich in potassium. Some examples include fruits like Medjool dates, bananas, berries, and avocado.

"The goal is to consume 4 to 5 servings a day on this eating pattern, with a serving of fruit being one medium fruit, a half-cup chopped, one cup of berries, or one-fourth cup of dried fruit," says Goodson.

The DASH Diet also says that calcium could potentially help lower blood pressure and improve circulation. It is recommended to eat three servings of low-fat dairy a day because it could help provide you with the calcium you need.

A serving is considered one cup of low-fat milk or yogurt and 1.5 ounces of low-fat cheese.

Whole grains provide essential dietary fiber, which is important for lowering cholesterol levels and helping your body control blood sugar levels.

"The goal is to eat 6 to 8 servings of whole grains, with a serving being 1 slice of bread or a half-cup of a cooked grain like rice," says Goodson.

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Juicing has been a popular, short-term dieting option for decades thanks to its vitamin-packed offering that provides fast results, but rumour has it that this extreme diet is being knocked off its throne by its more nutritious, (and comforting), cousin, Souping.

According to Re:Nourish Founder, Nicci Clark, Functional health is a trend that is really driving the market with consumers now realising that an ambient product is unlikely to be able to give you as good nutrition as a fresh product can. In places such as the USA, souping has become the new juicing with fresh soups there now the second biggest food category. This is growing even more now because of the fresh, healthy benefits that can be incorporated into these products as opposed to ambient soup options which are not vitamin-led while being exceptionally high in salt.

Lower calorie soups, like juices, are not only nutrient-packed which offers a variety of incredible health benefits, but are also extremely convenient, allowing people to either embark on short-term, souping or juicing health-kicks or even using these soups in addition to their meals, as on-the-go snacks to ensure that they are introducing maximum nutrients, vitamins and minerals into their diets.

As a former critical care nurse who has experienced life-and-death situations first-hand, Nicci also stresses the high correlation between good nutrition and maintaining a healthy, well-functioning body, something which consumers globally are switching onto as well. While the world has spent the past two years focusing on the coronavirus, Type 2 Diabetes maintains its position as a silent pandemic with those who suffer from this disease increasing their risk of having a heart attached by 40%. And, to bring those figures back home to the UAE, while 8.1% of people globally suffer with Type 2 Diabetes, the figure is closer to 15% in the UAE, meaning an increased number of heart disease cases in the region too.

Re:Nourish soups which are the worlds first microwaveable and fully recyclable soup brand, currently offer four varieties in the UAE and the award-winning soups each have a unique health function. From Niccis bestselling Immunity Kale Spinach and Turmeric which is packed full of vitamins to Digest Roasted Carrot and Ginger which is good for the gut, all the soups are also packed with natural vitamins, fibre, and protein as well as being easy for the body to digest. The soups can be eaten on-the-go, either hot or cold, or even combined with your favourite recipe as a flavourful, highly nutritious sauce.

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Sports Illustrated just revealed the famous faces that are appearing on the cover of their 2022 Swimsuit Issue, and some people are not pleased with one of their selections. Many have branded the magazines decision to put Kim Kardashian on the cover disappointing.

KIM. KARDASHIAN, SIs Instagram account captioned a picture of Kardashians cover. Yes, you read that correctly. Mogul, sister, friend and damn good mom #KimKardashian is here to break the internet (again!) Youve seen Kimmy on every other cover, but SI Swimsuit is a first and we dont mean to brag, but were a bucket list moment for the billionaire entrepreneur.

Many loved the glamorous shot of the reality star in a nude bikini, leaving flame and heart-eye emojis. However, others were not happy with the magazines choice. This is embarrassing, one person wrote. After all youve been working towards to show regular day-to-day women who are incredible.. this is what you do? Yikes.

Another slammed SI for putting Kardashian on the cover after her Met Gala dieting controversy: Incredibly disappointed. In all that SI has done the past couple of years for women, empowerment, and body positivity I am disappointed to see Kim K on the cover, especially after her recent controversy over the Marilyn dress and how she boasted about starving herself and dieting to try to fit the dress. She doesnt mirror body positivity and acceptance in the way SI has been over the past couple of years and it makes all of the efforts SI has taken and sets you back.

Even though there are plenty of people who are mad about the magazines decision to put Kardashian on the cover, SIs editor-in-chief, MJ Day, is defending her decision. Theres so many points in her life where she could have just crawled under a rock and let the world pass her by and just live a comfortable life, she explained.

But she continues to evolve herself and push on and prove everybody wrong who doesnt want to allow her that permission to be more and do more, and inevitably, shes doing more for all of us by doing that in ways, Day continued. I applaud that with every ounce of my fiber.

She failed a bunch of times. She could have quit, but she didnt. And it was very public, her failure, Day concluded. She just continues to [persist], even in light of any type of negativity. I just really stand for that, like, I really applaud that.

While many are frustrated with the magazine for what they see as promoting an unhealthy body image, its clear that Sports Illustrated is standing by its decision and holding Kardashian up as someone to admire.

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