Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has garnered a great deal of attention from diet and nutrition experts in recent years due to its nutrition profile. Quinoa is actually a seed, although it’s commonly referred to as a grain for obvious reasons (quinoa seeds are grain-like in size, texture, and consistency when cooked).
If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to
Q: A probiotic supplement claimed it supports the health of teeth and gums. Do these really help?
A: Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, a professor at Tufts’ University School of Dental Medicine and the Friedman School, assisted by Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center dietetic interns Cara D’Anello and Lydia Fernandes, responds: “Our
As people age, they’re even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association. Risk of potentially sight-robbing eye diseases does increase as we get older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and glaucoma are three top concerns. They can affect your quality
Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home flu remedies?
The best omega-3 supplement must be one that can optimize your body’s levels of EPA and DHA. Can a vegetarian omega-3 do this? Let’s clear the confusion by looking at plant-based omega-3 oils compared to fish oil.
Whether it’s keeping you up at night, interrupting meetings at work, or leaving your throat sore, a persistent cough is never fun. Over-the-counter cough medicines can contain harmful ingredients, like pseudoephedrine, codeine, and antihistamines, which, if taken in excess, can be toxic. Many ingredients in these preparations have similar effects,
A dopamine deficiency can be effectively treated by using a number of dopamine supplements. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry in the year 2000 reported that people with clinical depression have significantly lower brain levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about dopamine’s role in mood
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the top cause of vision loss in older adults, but you can take certain steps to protect your eyes and preserve your vision.
“AMD is a multifactorial disease related to advancing age, genetics, and environmental exposures,” says Szilárd Kiss, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell