New words – 24 August 2015

hyperpalatable

hyperpalatable adjective describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing

In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

[http://www.telegraph.co.uk 11 May 2015]

sirtfood noun a food that is high in sirtuins (a class of protein) and thought to be beneficial to weight loss

So move over low-carb, high-fat cauliflower pizza, it’s the turn of ‘sirtfoods’ to enjoy the nutritional spotlight.

[www.telegraph.co.uk/ 08 May 2015]

Pegan adjective describes a diet that is a vegan variation of the Paleo diet, which is based on foods available to our ancient ancestors,
such as nuts, berries, eggs and meat

Pegan is considered the best of both worlds – offering a plant rich diet that includes protein, good fats and grains, and avoids dairy, gluten and sugar.

[www.dailymail.co.uk/ 18 May 2015]

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