Food Combinations for Weight Loss: Do They Work?

Andara Puchino

Food combining — or pairing specific types of foods together during meals — is a common practice that is believed to be associated with a variety of health benefits. Some variations, including the Ayurvedic practice of food combining, provide strict rules and regulations about which foods should be eaten together […]

Launch event of the Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All

Andara Puchino

Background Health, nutrition and environmental sustainability need to be core, cross-cutting foundations of food systems transformation. During the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) of 2021 the call for action to deliver healthy diets from sustainable food systems echoed through dialogues, social movements and national pathways. Formed as an outcome […]

Food as medicine: A debated concept

Andara Puchino

The fact that diet can impact an individual’s health is well acknowledged by healthcare providers worldwide. People who have access to adequate nutrition are more likely to have strong immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and they live longer. The reasons for this […]

The future of food is precision

Andara Puchino

The answer may be precision nutrition, which aims to understand the health effects of the complex interplay among genetics, our microbiome (the bacteria living in our gut), our diet and level of physical activity, and other social and behavioral characteristics. That means that everyone could have their own unique set […]