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Q&A: Microwaving Nutrients; Rice; Salmon

Q. When I microwave frozen vegetables, am I destroying any of the nutrients they contain?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, professor at the Friedman School and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, answers: “Heat, whether from a conventional source or a microwave oven, destroys some nutrients, but actually makes it easier

Better Together: Combine Good Foods for More Benefit

Some foods play really well together. Food synergy occurs when components of different foods work together to maximize benefits. Think of it as 1 plus 1 equals 4 instead of 2; the total result is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Try these good-chemistry eats to watch your

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Looking for worthy foods to give you the vitamin D your body needs? Consider these top sources, with a pair of recipes you’ll want to add to your menu.
Vitamin D in Fish
While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin D

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Lose Weight Well: Start with These Healthy Weight Loss Tips

My goal as a doctor is to help my patients become healthy and stay that way. For many patients, that involves losing weight. Educating my patients about the real underlying causes of weight gain, teaching them about nutrition, and working with them to lose weight—focusing on healthy weight loss—is one

3 Natural Remedies for Panic Attacks Backed by Medical Science

3 Natural Remedies for Panic Attacks Backed by Medical Science

Medical research has confirmed three notable causes of panic attacks and anxiety in women: serotonin deficiency, low vitamin B6 levels, and low iron levels.
By using natural remedies and supplements for anxiety and panic attacks described below, you can treat the underlying root cause of these mood disorders and get

Genetically Engineered Salmon Update

Genetically engineered (GE) salmon may soon be heading to market, pending Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. AquaBounty Technologies Inc. has genetically engineered Atlantic salmon (known as AquAdvantage® salmon) to overexpress a growth-hormone gene, resulting in a fish that grows to full size in about 18 months rather than 3

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage and daily wear-and-tear[1], decreases eye

Eat for Your Eyes

When you think of vision-enhancing and -protective foods, carrots may be what come to mind. But many other foods likely have a greater impact on the eye diseases encountered among older adults, says Jeffrey Anshel, OD, president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes.

Genetically Engineered Fish: Safe to Eat?

Q. Will I see genetically engineered salmon in my supermarket soon?

A. On November 19, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the first time a genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for food, the AquAdvantage® salmon (see Environmental Nutrition, July 2014). In January 2016, a federal spending bill, which

Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in this country, but you can take steps to protect yourself. The first one lies in your kitchen.

“There are many everyday foods that provide excellent heart-health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol levels, improving heart function, increasing blood flow, and reducing inflammation,”

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