essential amino acids

5 Reasons to Love Seaweed: A New Kind of Healthy Green

People in Japan have a longer life expectancy and a significantly lower risk of several serious diseases compared to Americans, including cancer and heart disease.[1,2] Extensive research has looked at differences in the Japanese diet compared to the typical Western diet. Much of the interest has been on higher fish … Read More

Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of … Read More

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, … Read More

What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they're foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. A quick word … Read More

Plant-Based Diets: Healthier Eating and a Longer Life Span

Research clearly associates plant-based diets—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and low in meats—with better health. The well-publicized “Meatless Monday” campaign, launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, reports that going meatless even one day a week will not only reduce … Read More

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 … Read More

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