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5. Essential Nutrients for Heart and Brain

So far, we’ve focused mostly on the big picture—dietary patterns that benefit your heart and brain, as well as foods that are the core components of these patterns. But, it’s also useful to know a little about specific nutrients—particularly those that many Americans may be lacking.
Common Deficiencies
In general, according to

2. Healthy Eating Patterns

A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall

The Kombucha Craze: Health Benefits of a Popular Brew

The Kombucha Craze: Health Benefits of a Popular Brew

Kombucha is a sweet, slightly bubbly, mildly acidic fermented tea reminiscent of sparkling cider. The ancient medicinal brew is one of the fastest-growing products in the “functional beverage” market, touting a rich mix of beneficial microorganisms and antioxidants. Proponents tout kombucha’s benefits for aiding in digestion, fighting harmful bacteria, reducing inflammation,

1. Different Joints, Common Themes

When was the last time you had joint pain? If it was in the past 30 days, you are among the 30 percent of people in the United States who have had the same problem.
It may have been pain in the knee (Chapter 2), shoulder pain (Chapter 3), hip pain

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Tells Us

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Tells Us

Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients

The Benefits of Fall Produce

The Benefits of Fall Produce

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the fall season, comes delicious produce packed with nutrients. Heading to the local market and choosing a colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables is a great way to encourage good eating and nutrition. Local farmers markets can provide access to seasonal

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels

Ask the Doctor: Juicing;The Pluses and Minuses of Lectins

Q: I’m thinking about juicing. How can I get the most nutrients?
A: Juicing—the process of extracting liquids from fruits and vegetables to create a concentrated drink—certainly offers a lot of nutrients in a single glass, but you would be missing out on even more nutrients in the fruits and vegetables

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