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Is Milk Healthy?

Is Milk Healthy?

Is milk healthy? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is anything but simple. Milk is actually a controversial topic due to opinions that run the gamut from “milk is the best thing you can drink” to “milk is one of the worst drinks on the planet.”

First, let’s

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is extremely complex, and scientists believe it to be a vital component of the immune system. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune cells, and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. This fascinating gut-immune link

Sustainable Seafood

Seafood, especially fish, has been touted as a highly nutritious food. As a complete protein, fish delivers all the essential amino acids your body needs. A mere 3-ounce serving of salmon can provide up to 40 percent of daily protein requirements. Fish has less connective tissue, making it easier to

Pseudograins to the Rescue

Not all grains are created equal—namely some “grains” aren’t grains at all. You may have heard the term “pseudograins,” but what are they, exactly? Whereas most grains are seeds of the Poacea botanical family of grasses—also known as cereals—pseudo (false) grains are the seeds of unrelated plant families. These are

Lean Fish is a Healthy Choice, Too

Nutrition experts constantly advise eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids (1,970 milligrams in 3 ounces of cooked, farmed Atlantic salmon, for example). But what about fish that isn’t fatty? Leaner varieties are also healthy choices, especially if you

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against

Healthy Energy Drinks: Use These 3 Ingredients in Delicious DIY Mixes

Healthy Energy Drinks: Use These 3 Ingredients in Delicious DIY Mixes

Monster (appropriately named!) and Red Bull might come to mind when you think of energy drinks. However, these beverages—if you can call them that—are definitely not good for your health, as described in a review published in Frontiers for Public Health. Typically, they contain excessive amounts of caffeine, sugar, artificial

Put More Plant Proteins on Your Plate

How can you boost your protein intake without the saturated fat found in foods such as red meat, processed meat, and full-fat dairy products? Consider plant-based proteins, including beans, nuts, soy, and whole grains. Plant-based protein picks also deliver dietary fiber and phytonutrients that animal foods lack.
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