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4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.

Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain

High-Quality Carbs Can Help With Weight and Blood Glucose Control

If you’re confused about carbohydrates, it’s not surprising; carbs have been portrayed as dietary villians that pack on belly fat and send blood glucose levels soaring. It is true that eating a lot of highly processed, high-carb foods can contribute to weight gain and high blood glucose levels. However, not

4 Uncommon–and Fabulous–Whole Grains

You should dish up whole grains as often as you can, because they’re good for you. But would you like to spice up your meals with a new whole grain?

Well, EN has the solution: What’s old is new again, with these four ancient, highly nutritious grains that also happen to

Newsbriefs: Antioxidants; Dietary Guidelines; New Peanut; Colon Health

Red Lettuce Leaves Have Speedier Antioxidant Effect Than Green
Lettuce is rich in antioxidants, but a recent study found that lettuces with green leaves have antioxidants that react more slowly than red-leaf lettuces. Antioxidants provide protection against free radicals that can cause cell damage and lower our body’s disease resistance. The

Fiber-Rich Plant Foods Aid in Colon Cancer Prevention

Eating enough fiber has been linked with cancer prevention in many studies, but the most convincing evidence is for the role fiber plays in colon health. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer—in one study, the participants’ risk of colorectal cancer dropped 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in the

Ask the Doctor: Nail Ridges; Fiber; Allergy Tests

Q. Over the last year, several of my fingernails have developed definite ridges. Is this a cause for concern?

A. As you did not mention whether the ridges run vertically (from nail bed to tip) or horizontally, I will address both. The most common, aging-related nail ridges

EN on Foods: It’s Teff Time

The Folklore
Teff is the world’s tiniest grain, but don’t be fooled by its petite package. This truly ancient grain—teff has been cultivated since between 4,000 and 1,000 B.C.—has thrived in severe climate conditions where other crops fail, including drought, making it the go-to staple of its native Ethiopia. Teff continues

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