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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

3. Key Components of Healthy Dietary Patterns

The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern. The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern. The Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.
These dietary plans might have different names, but they share many common traits—namely, they emphasize consumption of a variety of foods from plants, lean protein sources (from plants

2. The Building Blocks of a Heart-Healthy Diet

Your heart, brain, blood vessels, and the rest of your body rely on a healthy diet as fuel for functioning, and if you’re eating too much of the wrong foods and not enough of the nutritious ones you need, you (and your cardiovascular system) may suffer.
According to the 2015-2020 Dietary

What You Need to Know About Carbohydrates

What You Need to Know About Carbohydrates

Despite all the hype about “low-carb” diets, many people have an incomplete understanding of carbohydrates. It helps to look at a Nutrition Facts label, which lists quantities per serving of total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and sugars. The amount of starch isn’t listed, but that’s the third component of carbohydrates: Subtract

Shopping for the Healthiest Sandwich Breads

People sometimes think they have to eliminate bread from their diet to eat healthfully or to lose weight. Bread is actually a good source of protein, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber. But it also can be a source of many unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, sodium, and preservatives.

Here’s how

The Best Nutrition for Asthma and Lung Disorders

Asthma is a chronic disease in which a person’s airway and breathing are constricted due to inflammation in the lungs and increased mucus production. Well-known triggers for asthma include environmental inhalants (pollen, dust, mold, animal dander, and cockroach droppings), chemical irritants (fumes, gases, tobacco smoke), acid reflux, medications (aspirin and

Who Should and Shouldn’t Be Eating Gluten-Free Foods

Gluten, a protein found in whole grains, causes a reaction in people with celiac disease, gluten ataxia (an autoimmune disorder), and non-celiac gluten intolerance. Today, it is understood that refraining from eating gluten can help people suffering from these diseases digest food normally.

As a result of this knowledge, the gluten-free

Editor’s Note: Prevent Diabetes and Heart Disease

Remember the expression, “One hand washes the other?” This is an apt adage for this situation. If you follow a healthy diet designed to reduce your risk of diabetes, you also will reduce your risk of all forms of cardiovascular events and disease, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure,

Gut Flora Plus Fiber Fight Hypertension Damage

The gut microbiota is getting plenty of attention these days, as scientists continue to expand their knowledge of how the tens of trillions of microorganisms living in the human digestive tract affect health. A study published in January in Circulation adds to that knowledge base with its findings that certain

NewsBites: Exercise for Cancer Patients; Lowering CVD Risk Factors; Brain Health

Any Physical Activity Better Than None for Survival in Cancer Patients
A recent study published in Cancer Causes & Control found an association between the occurrence of low-to-moderate frequency recreational physical activity and lower mortality in individuals diagnosed with various types of cancer. The data for the 5,807 participants included questionnaires

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