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
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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
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
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,
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
Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines based on the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat is a carcinogen that raises the risk of colon, stomach, and other cancers.
You’d need to review a lengthy list of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in a specific food to determine whether it qualifies as a superfood. That level of research simply wouldn’t be practical (or even possible) for most of us. Fortunately, there are plenty of clues that will help
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.
High-Intensity Exercise Can Safely Improve Bone Mineral Density
If you think you need to avoid certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may change your thinking. A study that was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed that women
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