Author: John Leo

Given the diversity of the 50,000 or so materials that are dried commercially at various scales for a variety of reasons, the wide range of drying times required, the diverse physical forms of the materials dried and the multitude of quality constraints required to be met for the dried products, it is not surprising that literally hundreds of dryer types are in use today. Drying is a highly energy-intensive operation that also determines the quality of most products that are dried. It combines transport phenomena with material science. Since fossil fuels are commonly used as the energy source for dryers,…

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Find the best shipping rates online. Shipping rates vary depending on a number of factors that include time of delivery and destination areas. To make sure that you are getting the most cost-effective shipping rate, you must do some research before purchasing your items. Here’s how you can find the best shipping rates online: – Search for your desired item on Google – Enter “shipping rates” in the search bar – Sort results by price or time to delivery – Look at the top three listings and then check their websites to see if they offer more information about their…

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The health loss presented above has been calculated by means of a comparison with the situation in which all Dutch people follow the dietary and weight recommendations. It should therefore be regarded as the maximum theoretical health gain. However, because it would be overly optimistic to assume that everyone will adopt a healthy diet overnight, a calculation has also been made on the basis of dietary patterns which are partially improved in the direction of the recommendations. Goli Gummies helps you to adopt a healthy diet and strengthen the immune system. It also promotes weight loss, improves heart and nervous system health, enriches the skin,…

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Food we cannot survive without it. It is a primary life requirement for us all. But food is more than that. Food also plays an important role in terms of our health. An optimal diet helps to maintain good health. In the Netherlands, an unhealthy dietary pattern is responsible for a large proportion of the ill-health and deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. An increasing number of Dutch people are overweight. This is due to eating too much, particularly fat-rich foods, and to insufficient physical activity. The increase in the number of children with overweight is alarming. We…

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The results of small-scale experiments suggest that an average weight loss of three kilograms per person (1 BMI unit) is possible. The health gain that such a weight reduction would yield is in the order of one quarter of the maximum incidence of mortality and morbidity attributable to overweight (see figure 3). However, the current trend runs in the opposite direction. Over the past 15 years, average bodyweight has actually increased by three kilograms and the number of persons with obesity, in particular, will continue to rise. The policy objective is to at least stabilize the current level of overweight,…

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The health loss due to the presence of chemical food constituents or contaminants is more difficult to quantify than that due to microbiological contamination. A distinction is drawn between chemical contaminants and those chemical components which are naturally present in certain foods, such as nitrates, natural toxins and allergens. In the case of chemical contamination, there are usually no acute effects but there can be chronic health effects, such as cancer, which become apparent only after a long period of time. Because of the delay involved, such effects can rarely be directly attributed to exposure to any one chemical substance.…

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Many people and organizations make choices with regard to food, based on their own perspectives, in which health and safety play a role: consumers, food producers, the catering industry, organizations which produce the guidelines for a healthy diet, and the government which must make decisions on the collective efforts to be directed towards the promotion of a healthy diet and the improvement of food safety. Sometimes those decisions will relate to a single ingredient, food or product, while on other occasions they will relate to entire groups or batches of products. Interests other than those of health alone are also…

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Reduction of overweight and obesity The calculations presented show that the maximum health gains achievable through the reduction of overweight are no greater than those to be made through the improvement of dietary composition. Nevertheless, there are various reasons for tackling the problem of overweight as a matter of the greatest urgency.  Firstly We see an unfavourable trend: the prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to increase, the rise being greatest among children and young people, which would suggest an even more acute problem in the future. Secondly, the seriousness of the obesity problem has long been underestimated, despite the…

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In the current situation, it is clear that the health loss attributable to unsafe food is many times smaller than that due to an unhealthy diet. This is largely due to the fact that an effective system of food safety measures and control has been developed in recent decades. Clearly, this system must be maintained. However, it is appropriate to ask what maintenance level will be required in the future, in the light of existing and newly emerging threats. Priority Better risk assessment methods and improved risk communication with the consumer Food safety incidents, both large scale and small scale,…

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According to modern views on health promotion, prevention is particularly effective if the interventions rely on an integrated approach. Such an approach not only addresses people directly about their personal behaviour, but also modifies the physical and social environment in such a way as to encourage desirable behaviour and discourage undesirable behaviour. This form of integrated approach is probably the key success factor in the United States’ reduction of smoking. A similar approach is now being used in the Netherlands. The approach entails a combination of health-related information about stopping smoking, pricing measures, smoking bans in public places, other legislation…

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