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Ask the Doctor: Fruits vs. Vegetables; Kimchi; Pea Protein

Q. I don’t like many vegetables. Can I get the plant-based nutrients I need from fruit only?
A. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in vegetables are in fruit, too. Broccoli and spinach, for example, are good sources of vitamin C, as are citrus fruits and strawberries. There are, however,

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Your body requires protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein is also an essential element in various compounds, including enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, that your body needs to function properly. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of muscle mass,

Pair Beans and Grains for Good Health

Beans and grains have sustained cultures around the world for centuries. The pairing of the two began out of necessity, due to shortages of animal protein and abundant plant foods during the earliest days of agriculture, but has long since become a sustained marriage that has shaped culinary tradition, from

Ask the Experts: Soursop; Pea Protein

Q: What is soursop, allegedly the next “super fruit,” and should I include it in my diet?

A: This is one fruit you might want to skip. While the soursop’s seeds contain beneficial fatty acids which may defend cells against certain cancers, according to preliminary research, more clinical trials are needed to understand

Eggs are Nutritious, Versatile, and Affordable

Eggs are a good source of protein and other nutrients, but, for many years, people were advised to limit their egg intake because the yolks are high in cholesterol. However, researchers have recently found that the cholesterol in the foods you consume has very little to do with your blood

Eggs: An Excellent Source of Important Nutrients

At some point, you’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t eat eggs if you have high cholesterol or heart disease. However, in recent years, researchers have learned much about dietary cholesterol, as well as the many nutritional benefits of eggs.
“Eggs offer a variety of nutrients, notably protein,” says clinical dietitian Stephan

Let Plant Proteins Shine

More and more people are interested in shifting their plate from animal proteins to plant proteins, including beans, soy foods, nuts, and seeds. In fact, a recent Mintel survey found that 36 percent of people are choosing meat alternatives, though only 7 percent identify as being vegetarian.

According to the Academy

Ask the Doctor: Nutrients in Olives; Pea Protein; Coconut Sugar

Q. Do olives have the same nutritional properties as olive oil?

A. Olives have all of the healthy properties of olive oil. They are rich in monounsaturated fat, which has been associated with healthy cholesterol levels. Olives also contain phytonutrients, such as hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein, that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

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