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Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Freshly baked bread is pretty irresistible. The tantalizing smell, warm center, and crunchy crust can satisfy even the most serious of hunger pangs. Lately, though, the paleo patrol and gluten police have turned bread into a four-letter word. They talk about bread’s bad qualities (carbohydrates, calories, sugar, and salt, for

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Eating Nuts May Help Prevent Cancer’s Return
The dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients found in nuts may help prevent cancer recurrence in patients who formerly had colon cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 28, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In an observational study of

Avoid Foods That Impair Mood

Too much or too little of certain foods and nutrients can spell trouble for mental health, research suggests.

For example, excessive consumption of alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, can cause depressive symptoms in heavy drinkers, according to a paper published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Studies

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 Healthiest Whole Food Nutrition Bars

In a perfect world, we would enjoy a well-balanced, home-cooked meal every time we eat. In the real world, mealtime sometimes occurs while driving from one appointment to the next, during a 15-minute break between classes, or in a rush before a last-minute work meeting. For occasions when it’s a

Are There ‘Natural’ Remedies for High Cholesterol?

If you Google “natural remedies for high cholesterol” you will get millions of hits. As you scroll through them, you’ll see that what “natural” means is in the eye of the beholder. For many people, natural means dietary supplements or “superfoods” thought to have special cholesterol-fighting properties. But in the

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Unintentional weight loss occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of older adults, says the American Association of Family Practitioners (AAFP). It’s also associated with increased morbidity and mortality. That’s one out of every five seniors experiencing unintentional weight loss that can directly affect their longevity.

It’s especially sobering

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is extremely complex, and scientists believe it to be a vital component of the immune system. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune cells, and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. This fascinating gut-immune link

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