Nutrition

Nutrition

Fiber Helps Reduce Risk of Cancer and Heart Diseases

· · Nutrition

Increasing dietary fiber consumption and reducing consumption of refined grains provides numerous health benefits. In an analysis of 185 existing studies and 58 clinical trials involving 4,635 participants published in The Lancet, Jan. 10, 2019, researchers determined that those people who consumed the most amounts of natural fiber in their  … Read More

Shopping for the Healthiest Sandwich Breads

· · Nutrition

People sometimes think they have to eliminate bread from their diet to eat healthfully or to lose weight. Bread is actually a good source of protein, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber. But it also can be a source of many unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, sodium, and preservatives.

Here’s how  … Read More

Antioxidants: Your Body’s Health Warriors

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You may have seen TV commercials and read advertising headlines about the power of antioxidants—nutrients that act as disease fighters in the body. But before you load up on special drinks or supplements that claim to hold the power of antioxidants, realize that these nutrients can be consumed best by  … Read More

Say Goodbye to Unhealthy Cold Cuts

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The link between processed meat—which includes cold cuts—and cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity is well known today. Researchers have been proving these connections for more than two decades. Much of the blame can be assigned to preservatives. Processed meats are altered to extend their shelf life by either salting,  … Read More

Seeds: Small in Size, Big in Nutrition

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It’s easy to overlook seeds when you’re planning healthy meals, but they provide a big bang for your nutrition buck. Many varieties of seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Research has shown that ALA can help protect blood vessels from inflammatory damage and lower the  … Read More

Good for You and Good for the Planet

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Established on April 22, 1970, Earth Day will soon be 50 years old, and the desire for a healthy environment continues to be relevant to many people. It isn’t just vehicles and industrial chemicals that affect the environment. What you eat and drink matters more than you may realize.

“Dietary habits contribute  … Read More

Ask the Doctor: Sources of Potassium; Eyelid Surgery

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Q: I know bananas are rich in potassium, but I don’t like them. Why do I need potassium, and can I get it from other foods?

A: Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that the body needs for proper nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and kidney and heart function. Adults need 4,700 milligrams  … Read More

Nutrition & Fitness News Briefs: Heavy Drinking’s Effect on DNA; Exercise Melts Visceral Fat

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Heavy Drinking May Change DNA
Researchers at Rutgers and Yale Universities have discovered that heavy drinking may actually change a person’s DNA and create alcohol cravings. They reported in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research that an alcohol-influenced gene modification process called methylation changes two genes, PER2 and POMC, in binge drinkers  … Read More



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