Probiotics are live microorganisms, typically bacteria, which are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The gut bacteria refers to the trillions of microbes that live in our digestive tracts, and the microbiome is the genetic material of all these microbes. Brooke Delfino, a dietitian and editor for HFG, discusses
Spirulina, which is blue-green algae that is usually found in powdered form, is now available in supermarkets, after only being available in health food stores. People have been eating algae for hundreds of years in different cultures, but it is only now becoming a popular health food in the United States.
Acacia fiber is a new type of soluble dietary fiber that comes from acacia gum. In recent years, the popularity of Acacia fiber as a food ingredient has grown strongly, with Western Europe accounting for greater than 50% of new product launches due to its health benefits and functionality in foods
The use of illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol comes with risks. Studies have shown excessive drinking can affect liver health, the immune system and lead to certain kinds of cancer. Habitual smokers are at a higher risk of cancer, heart disease and several ailments within the respiratory system. Illicit drug
Adoption of emerging technology is a primary driver of rising healthcare spending in America. Healthcare providers are investing billions of dollars into 5G, cloud technology, and more. While these investments will bring higher quality care to more patients, the initial cost to adopt them is high. 4 in 5 healthcare
Gut health is key to overall health. This is because the gut, which is also known as the gastrointestinal tract, is the organ system responsible for digesting the food we eat. The mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines work together to extract energy and nutrients from food our body needs to thrive.