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Ask the Experts: Charcoal Risks; Food as Sunscreen

Q: What are the pros and cons for consuming charcoal?

A: Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon, is a medicine used to treat oral poisonings. It is mixed with water and consumed as an effective treatment for a number of poisonous substances, when taken within an hour of the poison

Eating to Stay Healthy Lowers Carbon Footprint

Recent research has mined the field of diet patterns that lower environmental impact, demonstrating that a plant-based diet has a lower impact. And now a recent study has taken that concept a step further by linking diet to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by medical care.

Researchers at the University of

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

A new study shows that a plant-based diet benefits cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Following a vegan diet has a long list of health benefits for those who are dedicated enough to follow it.

The Healthiest Way to Meet Your Protein Needs

Health experts have varying opinions on how much protein needs to be consumed for optimum health. However, one thing they all agree on is that eating protein every day is a dietary essential.
One primary function of protein is that it contributes to lean muscle mass. As you get older, your

6. Smart Selections in the Dairy Aisle

Dairy Pros and Cons
Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults includes examples of dairy products such as low-fat milk and yogurt, because these are excellent sources of nutrients you may not be getting enough of as you age. These nutrients include calcium and (in fortified dairy products) vitamin D for healthy bones,

Lowest Colorectal Cancer Risk: Vegetarian Diet Plus Fish

Eating a more plant-based diet could reduce your risk of colorectal cancer—and especially so if it includes regular consumption of fish. Surprisingly, the latest findings from the Adventist Health Study-2 report that pescovegetarians—people who are otherwise vegetarians but also eat fish at least once a month—were at the lowest risk

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

1. Shifting Eating Habits For Better Health

Ready to Shift?
You don’t have to overhaul your eating habits overnight or give up all of the foods you love to attain good health. Instead, think about making small shifts in your diet or eating pattern to incorporate heathier options. If you make small, positive changes in the way you’re

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

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