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3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

More Whole Grains = Better Health

You may live longer and healthier if you eat more whole grains, according to a review published in Circulation, June 13, 2016. Researchers combined the results of a range of studies, with a total of nearly 800,000 participants. The data showed that people who ate three or more servings of

DASH Diet Revisited

It’s well known that high blood pressure opens the doors to risk of cardiovascular disease: The higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. But since 1993, when the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study was initiated, the DASH diet

Get Relief from Hemorrhoids

Get Relief from Hemorrhoids

Let’s be honest: Hemorrhoids are not an easy topic of conversation for most people. However, they’re very common. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, about 75 percent of us experience hemorrhoids sometime during our lives.
If you have ever suffered the pain, itching, burning, or

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target

Foods That Help Diabetes

When you have type 2 diabetes, what you eat matters. Too much carbohydrate can make your blood sugar spike, and too little can provoke a potentially coma-inducing drop. But might there be individual foods you can add to your diet that could help control those spikes and dips? EN separates

Legumes Are Powerhouses of Nutrition

Legumes, an umbrella term for beans, peas, and lentils, are not just for vegetarians anymore. A great deal of research has shown that reducing consumption of animal foods and consuming more plant foods is a healthy dietary move. Since legumes contain more protein per serving than most other plant foods,

Guar Gum: Is It Safe?

Q. What is guar gum and is it safe?

A. Guar gum, also known as guaran, is commonly used in food production as a stabilizer, thickener, and binder. The seeds of the guar bean are refined into a white powder that is used in baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, plant-based milks,

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