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What Is Leptin?

Leptin is a hormone that was only discovered in 1994. A hormone is a chemical messenger that carries instructions from one part of your body to another. Leptin is produced in fat cells. Fat cells release leptin when they have gathered enough energy from calories in your diet. Leptin then … Read More

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin. Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage and daily wear-and-tear[1], decreases eye … Read More

What’s the Right Vitamin D Level?

We know we need vitamin D: It contributes to healthy muscles and bones and also plays a role in our mental well-being. In fact, new research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) at Trinity associates vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of depression—more than 75 percent—over … Read More

Phosphorus Foods: Balance, as Always, Is the Key

The minerals you absorb from consuming a healthy diet are more important to your well-being than you might realize. Phosphorus, for example, is the second-most-plentiful mineral in your body, next to calcium. And what does phosphorus do for us? Approximately 85 percent of the body's phosphorus is in bones and … Read More

Eggs and Cholesterol: Are Eggs Bad for You?

Few foods are as controversial as the humble egg. Some research shows they're a healthy addition to the diet, while other studies advise against them. For example, two studies show that eggs and cholesterol-containing foods might increase diabetes risk. Researchers used data from two completed randomized trials: 20,703 men from the … Read More

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Looking for worthy foods to give you the vitamin D your body needs? Consider these top sources, with a pair of recipes you'll want to add to your menu. Vitamin D in Fish While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin … Read More

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally: An Egg a Day is Okay

It’s sad…eggs are so misunderstood, especially to those that are focused on lowering cholesterol naturally.  Many people think that because eggs contain cholesterol, they must cause high cholesterol levels in those people who consume them. Not true! As it turns out, while the average egg does contain around 213 milligrams … Read More

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