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    Frozen honey health risks you should know before you jump on the TikTok food trend

    Frozen honey might be the hot new food trend for summer, but experts say people need to be mindful of their sweet tooth. Participants of the trend either freeze honey overnight or blend the gelatinous sweetener with corn syrup or another syrup of their choice, according to the thousands of videos shared under the #FrozenHoney hashtag on TikTok. HOW TO MAKE FROZEN HONEY, TIKTOK’S HOTTEST SUMMER TREAT According to the USDA’s online nutrition database, FoodData Central, a single tablespoon of honey contains around 63.8 calories and 17.2 grams of sugar by itself while a single tablespoon of corn syrup  Read More

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    South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments

    Acharya, now 54, thought of his late father and his many uncles who have had heart problems. “It’s part of my genetics, for sure,” he said. South Asian Americans — people with roots in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives — have a disproportionately higher risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular ailments. Worldwide, South Asians account for 60 percent of all heart disease cases, even though — at 2 billion people — they make up only a quarter of the planet’s population. In the United States, more attention is being focused on these risks for   Read More

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    The hidden risks of cooking your food

    “Also steaming rather than boiling vegetables is much better, anything that you cook in high temperatures for a long time seems to be the more problematic, reducing the nutrition qualities or generating some of these problematic compounds, like acrylamide,” says Macciochi. Another problem with frying, or other cooking methods involving oil, is what happens when certain fats are heated up. It turns out heat can cause oils to undergo a series of chemical reactions, so when you cook them at high temperatures, you risk ending up with a subtly different ingredient to the one you started with. Not all oils   Read More

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    Review finds being overweight increases coronavirus risks as Boris Johnson prepares anti-obesity drive

    Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images People who are overweight or obese are at a significantly higher risk of hospitalisation or death from coronavirus, a government review has concluded. The stark findings come as Boris Johnson has called for a “summer of weight loss”, with ministers expected soon to unveil plans to address the UK’s obesity problem. In a review of existing studies, experts at Public Health England (PHE) have concluded that people who are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9, are at a higher risk of poor outcomes and hospitalisation if they contract coronavirus. Having a   Read More

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