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Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Nutrition experts stress the importance of overall “diet quality” as opposed to demonizing and avoiding particular foods or even entire food groups. “Quality” means that what you eat provides the energy and essential nutrients you need for an active, healthy life. All sources of protein, for example, are not created

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar. Low-glycemic foods also can reduce your risk for depression.

The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and when it comes to hypertension, your diet is a major driver of your blood pressure. If salty foods have a familiar place on your dinner plate, chances are you’ll see your blood pressure numbers rise. Conversely, a low-sodium diet

How to Improve Energy Levels: 7 Strategies for the Overtired

How to Improve Energy Levels: 7 Strategies for the Overtired

You’re feeling spent, listless, and/or exhausted after work almost every night—and the next morning. You can’t seem to break out of a pattern of dragging through the day and collapsing into bed at night. You’re looking tso get some zip back in your step—and to learn how to improve energy

Baking and Cooking with Different Types of Flour

While holiday cookie swaps were fun and delicious, the winter months can be a great time to experiment with healthier baking recipes. Cakes, cookies, breads, and pastries can be modified to include different types of flour depending on your desired results and personal taste. Each type of flour—whole wheat, nut-based,

Are Added Fibers Good for Our Health?

It is recommended that adults consume between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber a day. The average American currently gets about half that amount. According to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dietary fiber is a “nutrient of public health concern,” meaning this low level of intake could actually

Health Benefits of Legumes

Eat more plant foods…increase dietary fiber…choose natural foods over processed…get your nutrients from whole foods, not supplements. For an easy way to follow all of this sound dietary advice at the same time, simply up your intake of foods from the legume family. Legumes, which include beans, lentils, split peas,

Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Calcium is an important nutrient for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. It helps blood vessels expand and contract, it helps glands secrete hormones and enzymes, and it’s important for muscle contraction. Your body needs calcium to perform these and other vital functions, so if you don’t get enough in

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