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The Healing Power of Plants

Chronic and low-level inflammation in the body has been linked to common health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. The foods you eat can make a positive difference. Plants, in particular, can help protect cells and organs from overactive inflammatory damage.

“As it has been said, let food be

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

Liquid vegetables oils—for example, olive oil and soybean oil—are celebrated as healthy unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fatty acids, when substituted for saturated fats, support general heart health. But for cooking, baking, or dressing salads, what is the healthiest oil? Many people would probably answer “olive oil.” This cornerstone of the Mediterranean

Ask Tufts Experts: More on A2 Milk, Carrageenan Safety, Flaxseeds.

Q: In the July issue you talked about A2 milk. Could you clarify if this product will help with my lactose intolerance?
A: John Leung, MD, an allergist, gastroenterologist, and director of the Center for Food Related Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, explains, “A2 milk is almost identical to the milk

Healthy Seafood Alternatives

Fish and shellfish are great sources of protein. They also are full of micronutrients, including vitamins A and B1, B2, B3 (thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin) and B12, calcium, potassium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. But, if you’re one of the many people who don’t have a taste for seafood, don’t

Study: Flaxseed Helps Hypertension

Sprinkling a little ground flaxseed on your cereal every day may help protect you against high blood pressure that could lead to a brain-damaging stroke, according to recent research. This finding adds to a number of other brain benefits ascribed to the tiny golden seed.
In a study designed to assess

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Broccoli; Coffee; DASH Diet; Camelina Oil

Omega-3s in Fish May Reduce Glaucoma Risk
Increasing your omega-3 intake may help protect against glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to blindness, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology online Dec. 21, 2017. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel,

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Supplements for Inflammation: Guide for Natural Pain Management

Whether you’re suffering from tendonitis or bronchitis, inflammation can make you feel awful. You pop an NSAID (like ibuprofen or aspirin), but it doesn’t seem to touch your pain. Plus, now you’re suffering from its side-effects—nausea, vomiting, constipation and headaches. If only there was something you could do (or take)

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