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Fish: Why (and How) to Choose this Healthful Protein

Dietary guidelines from governments and health organizations around the world agree: a healthy dietary pattern includes around two servings of fish a week. Most American adults get less than the recommended eight ounces per week. What makes fish such an important part of a healthy diet, and what are the

High-Protein Foods: Your Best Options—and How They Keep You Healthy

High-Protein Foods: Your Best Options—and How They Keep You Healthy

You probably don’t need to be reminded, but we’ll do it anyway—don’t skimp on high-protein foods. Here’s why: Protein is a nutrient your body needs in order to maintain its structures—including muscles, bones, skin, and hair. Furthermore, protein is a key element in compounds your body needs to function properly.

5. Supplemental Nutrition

If you believe the advertisements and label claims of America’s booming supplement industry, there’s hardly any need to bother with an overall healthy dietary pattern or choosing foods associated with brain power benefits. Simply popping a pill—or a handful of pills—you can make up for any nutritional shortfalls in your

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Here’s a development that we should all take to heart: In late 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 milliliters of mercury (from 140/90). This means millions more people will have high blood pressure, increasing their risk for heart disease

5 Easy Cooking Techniques for Your Health

5 Easy Cooking Techniques for Your Health

Cooking at home has a number of health benefits. Home cooked meals give you more control over the food you eat, allowing you to choose natural, whole foods and cut down on preservatives. However, preparing delicious, healthy meals at home doesn’t stop at the ingredients you choose—finding the easiest cooking

The Benefits of Eating Fish

The Benefits of Eating Fish

Eating fish regularly is one of the best ways to ensure good heart health, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which recommends that we consume fish at least twice a week. But before you serve up the seafood, keep in mind that the benefits of eating fish vary depending

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

Fishing for Answers After Two Reports Conflict

There’s little doubt seafood is good for you, but thanks to contaminated fishing waters, it isn’t always risk-free. That quandary is reflected in two recent reports on the health benefits of seafood versus the risk of contaminants.    One report is from the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), the other

More Contaminants in Farmed Salmon

A new study funded by the Pew Foundation has found significantly higher levels of contaminants like dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) in farmed salmon than in wild salmon?enough to trigger Environmental Protection Agency advice to eat as few as one-half to one serving per month.   The study analyzed 700 farmed

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