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Did You Know: Fried Food May Be Killing You

Data from the Women’s Health Initiative (1993-1998) of postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79 have uncovered a link between consumption of fried chicken, fried fish, and fried shellfish and cardiovascular-related death, according to a study published Jan. 23, 2019, in the BMJ.

Women who ate the most fried food tended to be

Ask the Expert: Nightshade Vegetables; Kidney Stones

Q: I think I might be allergic to nightshade vegetables. What are the symptoms?

A: It’s rare but not impossible to have an allergy to edible nightshades. It’s more common to have an intolerance to them.

Nightshade vegetables—which include bell peppers, cayenne or chili peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, white potatoes, and goji berries—gained their

Protein: Getting the Most from Your Body’s Essential Building Blocks

Your body needs protein for everything from maintaining skeletal muscles to transporting vital molecules, breaking down toxins, and other maintenance. Protein is essential to forming new cells and repairing old ones. The amino acids that make up proteins form the precursors of enzymes and hormones, and help protect the body

Junk Foods’ Link to Depression and Fatigue

We’ve all been tempted with a “pick me up” from the candy bowl or cookie jar from time to time, or a plate of French fries as comfort food. But are those foods making us feel better? Or are they actually pushing us down?

Research published in the British Journal of

Gorgeously Green and Delicious

From peppery to sweet, curly to smooth, greens are good and good for you.

“They are one of the healthiest foods we can consume,” says Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian, UCLA Medical Center. “They are low in calories, nutrient dense, and there’s so much variety.”

Lovely green leaves can be so much more

Don’t Fear “Anti-Nutrients”

There are natural compounds found in many healthy foods—including leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains—that have been thought to potentially decrease the nutritional value of these foods. Sometimes called “anti-nutrients,” these compounds may bind with specific vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients, limiting their absorption by the body. “Anti-nutrients

Good Nutrition Slashes CVD Deaths

Improving nutrition, which includes increased consumption of foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, can prevent at least half of all premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths, according to international research. The study analyzed the prevalence of CVD diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, in data collected from 1990 to

Demystifying Three Popular Diets

Pick up any magazine and you’ll find at least one article touting the latest diet to try. The options are endless and can be so confusing. Here’s the scoop on three popular diets.

#1 Mediterranean Diet. Interest in the diet of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea goes back to a

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