Tag: nutrients

Our Pick: Pecans!

The Folklore. A true American nut, pecans first took root in North America, where they were a highly valued food source of Native Americans and the first colonists back in the 16th century. Its name comes from the Algonquin Indian word “pacane,” which means a nut that must be cracked

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Here’s some news that we should all take to heart: 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 and stroke, the

Smart Swamps for Meat

People are changing their diets—they’re eating less meat. Whether to improve health, the environment, or the economy, movements aimed to reduce meat intake, such as Meatless Monday and flexitarianism are gaining traction. More of us are interested in limiting or eliminating meat from our diets. With today’s multitude of meat

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.[1] Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,

Is Sushi Healthy?

Is Sushi Healthy?

Since the 1970s, America’s love affair with sushi has grown. With its simple combination of vinegar-flavored rice, fish, and vegetables, sushi has gone from being a trendy dish mainly found on the West Coast to a regular part of American cuisine. You’ll find it everywhere from fancy restaurants to simple

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

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Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Calcium is an important nutrient for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. It helps blood vessels expand and contract, it helps glands secrete hormones and enzymes, and it’s important for muscle contraction. Your body needs calcium to perform these and other vital functions, so if you don’t get enough in

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