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Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Health

The concept of anti-inflammatory eating for better health is not new, yet seems to grow ever more popular, as evidenced by the plethora of anti-inflammation diet books on the market. But what exactly is anti-inflammatory eating, and why is it important for your health?

The Good and the Not So Good.

2. Easy Ways To Get The Nutrition You Need

Eat Better, Save Money
A common misconception about trying to eat food that is more nutritious is that improving your diet has to cost more. “Healthy food is not necessarily expensive,” says Parke Wilde, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School who previously worked for the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

The Pros and Cons of “Processed Foods”

The next time someone rails against the evils of processed foods—such as proponents of the current “eating clean” fad—keep in mind that “processed foods” include:

pasteurized milk
prewashed lettuce and spinach
canned beans
oatmeal
“baby” carrots
frozen and canned fish
frozen fruits and vegetables
yogurt

“You hear the term ‘processed food’ thrown around a lot these days, but you

UHN Blog: What Is Nutrition? Our Practical Diet Guide Explains

UHN Blog: What Is Nutrition? Our Practical Diet Guide Explains

The term “nutrition” has a variety of definitions, some more scientific than others. For the purposes of this blog, my answer to “What is nutrition?” is simple: the foods and beverages you consume to keep your body healthy and functioning. The nutrients in those foods and beverages are what provide you

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

If you experience sudden pain in the middle or upper right section of your abdomen, you may be having a gallbladder attack. The pain may last a few minutes to a few hours, and it may lessen or disappear, only to recur. Or, the pain may be located in your

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

2. Focus on Your Eating Pattern

A New Way of Thinking About Diet
For the first time, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) emphasize the importance of choosing healthy dietary patterns—not just individual foods or specific vitamins and minerals—to prevent chronic disease.
“Over the course of any given day, week, or year, individuals consume foods and beverages

Cut Cardiovascular Risks With Your Diet

You already know that having high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and/or blood pressure raises your odds of having cardiovascular disease (CVD), which increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other problems that affect your heart and circulatory system—but you may not know just how much your odds drop when you

The First Step to Healthier Eating

The First Step to Healthier Eating

Why do we overeat, even though we’re aware of the importance of healthier eating? In our modern food environment, we are surrounded by an overabundance of highly processed and/or hyper-palatable foods, both of which encourage us to overeat.

With highly processed foods that are stripped of fiber, we need to take

5 Foods to Help Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is a term that’s commonly used but poorly grasped. “Think of inflammation as irritating chemicals that are released by your immune cells, producing swelling, redness, and pain,” says Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan (Scribner, 2013). “When the immune system is triggered to release

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