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How to Reduce Salt

Nine out of 10 Americans still consume more sodium than the currently recommended limits, according to a 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excess sodium consumption was found to be a particular problem among men, 98 percent of whom consumed too much sodium compared with 80 … Read More

The Top B12 Foods for Every Diet

Vitamin B-12—the largest and most complex of all the vitamins—is an essential nutrient that, with very few exceptions, must be supplied by animal foods (meat, fish, eggs, and dairy).This is because only bacteria and other one-celled organisms can synthesize vitamin B12. The bacteria in the intestines of humans and animals … Read More

5 Surprising Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Are you tired of being told to eat oats, nuts, soy, and plant sterols to lower your cholesterol? There have to be other cholesterol-lowering foods, right? The good news is that there are actually many more foods that lower cholesterol. Researchers tend to get fixated, understandably, on those with the … Read More

These 3 Diet Plans May Help Lower Cholesterol Levels

Heart attack, stroke, obesity, and high blood pressure can all be avoided or overcome with the right type of low cholesterol diet. The body naturally creates and regulates its own supply of cholesterol, and any that is taken in from the diet is excess. How do you lower cholesterol levels … Read More

Flaxseed Benefits and Risks

For many people, flaxseed is a powerful "superfood." But some experts have suggested that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens in Flaxseeds Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in … Read More

What Has Gluten in It? 12 Food Sources

A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, gluten comes in many guises. It can be a filler, a binder, a thickener, and even a protein enhancer. So what has gluten in it? Some answers might catch you off guard. Did you know, for example, that soup, sushi, ice cream, and … Read More

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