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Falling for Japanese Fermented Foods

The origin of fermenting foods in Japan can be traced to China, circa 300 B.C., with the making of koji, a mash of grains fermented with Aspergillus oryzae, which is used to ferment other foods. The early Chinese recipe was brought to Japan by a Zen priest, who added soy.

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

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.

Congestion: Nasal Pain and How to Clear It Up

Congestion: Nasal Pain and How to Clear It Up

While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues, thanks to congestion. Nasal conditions, often caused by allergies, can be irritating, painful, annoying, and disruptive. However, by recognizing the source

Q&A: Calcium and Magnesium; Mold on Fruit; Roasting Nuts

Q. I have recently read that calcium supplements can be dangerous when not taken with magnesium. Also, that the ratio of calcium to magnesium should be 2:1 or lower. Will you please have your experts answer whether this information is correct? I should be increasing my calcium for bone health

Blueberries Good for Your Blood Pressure and Brain

With the domestic blueberry season about to begin, there’s no better time to celebrate the bountiful health benefits of Americans’ second-favorite berry (after strawberries). New research has linked blueberry consumption to better blood pressure, and Tufts scientists continue to explore how blueberries protect the brain. More than three-dozen current clinical

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

How to Beat Depression – Identify the Root Cause!

If you’re wondering how to beat depression without drugs like Prozac or Zoloft, it’s imperative that you identify what is triggering your depression in the first place. Once you know the root cause, you can beat depression naturally.

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