Fiber may be one of the most important factors in maintaining gut health, and a healthy gut is a key player in protecting us from disease. “Ninety-five percent of Americans are lacking in this key nutrient,” says Mascha Davis, MPH, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. … Read More
You’re probably already aware of how beneficial antioxidants are to your health and longevity, but did you know that there are many different types of antioxidants? Some types you may already know: vitamins A, C, and E, as well as beta carotene and manganese. But flavonoids have their own set … Read More
It’s true that glucose, the form of sugar that circulates in your blood, is fuel for cancer cells, but healthy cells need glucose too. The rapid growth of cancer cells means they need more fuel than normal cells. Thus, some people have suggested that avoiding all sugar could “starve” cancer … Read More
Healthy Foods May Affect Your State of Well-Being
Nutrition makes a difference in mood and brain health, but the connection is stronger in women than in men, according to a study published in Nutritional Science, July 2018. An anonymous survey of 563 people (48 percent men, 52 percent women) evaluated consumption patterns … Read More
Q: Everyone’s talking about Ezekiel bread. Is it healthier than regular bread?
A: Yes, Ezekiel bread is even more nutrient-rich than wheat bread. It is made from a combination of several sprouted grains, including wheat, millet, barley, and spelt, and from legumes, including soybeans and lentils.
A sprouted grain is a seed … Read More
BODYWORKS/MOVES OF THE MONTH
Strengthen your core for better balance, stability (Jan., 7)
Reduce fracture risk with resistance exercises (Feb., 7)
Keep your hands flexible and functional (Mar., 7)
Ease the ache in your neck and shoulders (Apr., 7)
Get a leg up on chronic knee pain (May, 7)
Maintaining … Read More
The healthiest soups are the ones you make at home, but if making homemade soup is not something you enjoy, you still can find healthy options in the canned soup aisle. Today, soup manufacturers are offering varieties ranging from low-sodium to organic to vegan. These soups have vegetables and proteins, … Read More
There are two types of dates that may be stamped onto food products. By knowing what food product dates mean and which foods can be eaten past their prime, you’ll feel more confident the next time you read the fine print at the supermarket.
“Best by” or “use by” date: This … Read More
If you don’t like the taste of milk or your digestive system can’t tolerate it or other dairy products, you might be worried about getting enough calcium from your diet. You need calcium to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, as well as for muscle and blood-vessel functioning, nerve transmission, … Read More
All vegetables are rich in nutrients that can help keep your body healthy. Root vegetables, which are complex carbohydrates, contain fiber, antioxidants (disease fighters), and essential minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. Many root vegetables also have small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as … Read More