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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

The many health benefits of blueberries may surprise you: They have a positive effect on everything from your heart to your blood vessels to your brain. Let’s start with some blueberry basics: A one-cup serving of blueberries contains just 80 calories and 0.5 grams of fat while delivering almost 25

Finding the Healthiest Whole-Grain Products

Whole grains are rich in nutrients, including all of the B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium, as well as dietary fiber. Folate (vitamin B9), in particular, helps the body form new cells.
From breads, crackers, and wraps to rice, popcorn, and oatmeal, there are many options for working whole grains into

Is Pizza Healthy?

Is Pizza Healthy?

The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like french fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line. If your

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Omega-3s in Fish May Reduce Glaucoma Risk
Increasing your omega-3 intake may help protect against glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to blindness, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology online Dec. 21, 2017. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel,

Cheese Gets a Green Light, But Eat It in Moderation

Nutritional evaluations have traditionally focused on individual food properties, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and mineral components. But a new systematic review of dozens of studies involving thousands of participants undertaken by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Reading, UK, raises many questions about traditional

5 Alarming Sources of BPA Exposure

5 Alarming Sources of BPA Exposure

Do you know where the primary BPA exposure sources are lurking? Even the FDA has expressed concern about this chemical’s possible harmful effects. Knowing these 5 most common sources of Bisphenol A exposure will give you the tools necessary to protect your family.

Control Your Hunger With Smart Snacking

For people who are trying to lose weight or just eat more healthfully, a common question is how to handle hunger pangs between meals. Fortunately, there’s an easy answer: Choose healthy foods that promote satiety.
What’s In a Smart Snack?
Consider the three macronutrients—protein, fat, and carbohydrates—when choosing snack foods. Each of

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