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Fat Free Food

Weight loss alert: Seven food combinations to burn fat, beat bloating and boost metabolism

Weight loss is not an easy process, but one that can be achieved by being consistent. Dietitian Vidhi Chawla says that in order to lose weight successfully, one has to exercise and eat proper food every day.

“There are certain food combinations that can help you burn fat, beat bloating and boost metabolism. Do not skip your breakfast; it may cause you to not consume adequate amounts of fibre and nutrients. It can also increase bouts of acidity,” she advises.

The dietitian lists some food combinations that may work magic to lose weight. Read on.

1. Egg and bell pepper:

Japanese Food

From ramen and tofu to Hi-Chew, Japanese food brands boost US investment

TOKYO — Some of Japan’s leading food brands are putting their money where Americans’ mouths are with big investments in U.S. production.

The company behind Maruchan instant ramen, Toyo Suisan, will invest 3 billion yen ($27.3 million) by fiscal 2022 to add new lines at a Texas plant. This comes on the heels of a roughly 5 billion yen expansion there just completed in May.

Driving such capital outlays is robust U.S. consumer spending, which grew an annualized 11.9% on the quarter in the April-June period.

Instant noodles fit the bill for people seeking an easy-to-cook pandemic meal, according to

Healthy Food

USDA to Permanently Boost Food Stamp Benefits by 25 Percent | Healthiest Communities Health News

By ASHRAF KHALIL and JOSH BOAK Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history.

Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries.

The increase coincides with the end of a 15 percent boost in SNAP benefits that was ordered

Healthy Food

City of Iqaluit provides funding boost for healthy food

2 daycares, Uquutaq Society and city’s recreation department included on list of recipients

Kids on the Beach Daycare will receive $10,000 from the Government of Nunavut’s Food Security Funding. (File photo by David Venn)

By David Venn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

At one daycare in Iqaluit, a $10,000 stipend from the city will give nearly 50 children two meals a day for a year.

“[It’s] big for us,” said Visaka Wijesooriya, director of Kids on the Beach daycare. “This support is very important to buy healthy food for the children.”

Council approved