There is evidence that people respond differently to foods or nutrients depending on genetics and other factors, such as the make-up of their gut microbiome. While dietary guidance, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is designed as a public health tool to impact the health of the population as
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Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.
Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain
The annual rate of newly-diagnosed breast cancer cases has stayed the same for the last 10 years – more prevention is needed! Here are 5 scientifically-supported ways to cut your risk of getting breast cancer by as much as 70%.
Foods aren’t the only way to get important nutrients as you age—certain beverages also can contribute beneficial nutrients. You can think of these beverages as a form of “liquid plants,” since they are derived from plants and retain many of their sources’ healthy nutrients, especially the phytonutrients. The most convincing
Traditional nutrition recommendations are generalized to apply to entire populations. Personalized nutrition is the process of designing a dietary pattern that meets your individual needs. This emerging field has the potential to revolutionize the way we use nutrition to promote health and prevent disease.
The “You” Factor. You are unique. Nutrition
Every cell in your body needs water to function. Water transports nutrients and oxygen throughout your body and carries away waste materials. Water makes up most of your body, ranging from about 75 percent of body weight in infancy to 55 percent of body weight in older age. Your brain
Before beginning any new fitness program, including resistance training, check with your doctor. Explain what the program will involve in terms of exercise type, intensity, instruction, and supervision. You will likely get one of these three responses, although not with these exact words:
Great. It’ll be good for you.
Go with the
Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet
Many people with diabetes struggle to control their blood sugar with a healthy diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. Uncontrolled, diabetes has detrimental effects on nearly all parts of the body, from eyes to toes.
According to new research from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Clearwater, FL, people with type 2 diabetes
Anyone who’s undergone cancer treatment or seen a loved one endure chemotherapy knows that the side effects of treatment can be severe. Among the common hurdles facing cancer patients is getting adequate nutrition while undergoing treatment.
Clinical dietitian Shayne Robinson, RD, CSO, CDN, with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, says, “Malnutrition in cancer