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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

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Is it possible to eat your way to a better mood? A mounting body of research linking food and mood suggests that it may be.
One such study, which involved the analysis of the diets of 97 people diagnosed with mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and anxiety, suggests a

The Search for Healthy Hair Vitamins

The Search for Healthy Hair Vitamins

Hair vitamins in your diet are more important than any topical hair vitamins for a thick head of silky, shiny hair.  After all, the only part of your hair that is living is the follicle, and it gets required hair vitamins through the hemoglobin in your blood (Hint: adequate dietary

How to Avoid Prostate Cancer

How to Avoid Prostate Cancer

Scientists don’t know exactly what causes prostate cancer and there is no one answer to how to avoid prostate cancer. Researchers, however, have studied certain preventive measures and determined they have the potential to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. They have evaluated other measures and found that the evidence

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Ask the Experts: Exploring Kaniwa; Raw Mushroom Safety

Q. What is kaniwa, and what are its health benefits?

A: Like quinoa, kaniwa (a.k.a. cañihua) is a pseudo-cereal from South America. Cultivated primarily in Peru and Bolivia, kaniwa is the seed from the flowering plant, goosefoot. Kaniwa is from the same genus as quinoa (Chenopodium), but it’s a different species

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