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3. Macronutrients and Brain Power

The term “nutrient” can refer to vitamins and minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients, such as flavonoids. All these are im-portant, but the big picture when it comes to nutrition and brain power concerns what are referred to as “macronutrients”: fats, carbohydrates (“carbs”), and protein. It’s no wonder that so many

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against

New Science on Multivitamins and Cancer

Should you pop a multi to protect against cancer? Previous studies have found no cancer protection from taking daily multivitamin supplements. For example, the large-scale Physicians’ Health Study-II, which followed nearly 15,000 men for an average of eight years, found that vitamin E and vitamin C supplements did not reduce

Inflammatory Level of Foods Linked with Cancer

Inflammation contributes to the development of conditions, such as metabolic syndrome and cancer, and diet plays a role in inflammation. Thus, researchers at the University of South Carolina developed a dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 45 foods, nutrients and phytochemicals to help gauge a food’s ability to increase or decrease

Fight Menopausal Spread with Diet

Caroline, a 53-year-old housewife from Chicago, weighs exactly what she did 30 years ago on her wedding day, but her wedding dress no longer fits. Much to her dismay, Caroline’s waist is expanding, even though she hasn’t put on any weight. She works hard at “keeping her figure” by exercising,

The Obesity-Cancer Connection

Expect to see higher rates of cancer as America packs on the pounds. Overweight and obesity come with plenty of bad news, including aches and pains and increased risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis and several types of cancer. If you didn’t know that excess body fat

Does Soy Stimulate Breast Cancer? Get the Latest Facts

The soy-breast cancer controversy is hot, but it’s nothing new’the relationship has been debated for almost 20 years. A workshop sponsored by the National Cancer Institute in 1990 concluded that soybeans contain cancer-preventive properties, and should be the subject of research. This sparked a global interest in the humble soybean,

Tiny, Versatile Pine Nut Packs Plenty of Nutrition

The Folklore. Ancient Romans preserved pine nuts in honey, pressed them into wine and used them in sausage. Nicknamed pinoccoli or pinocchi in Italy, this popular nut was the inspiration for Pinocchio’s name, because his nose is shaped like a pine nut.The Facts. Pine nuts, also known as pignoli, pignolia,

Keys To Good Health: Why Whole Foods Have The Edge Over Supplements

A 2008 survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a Washington, D.C.-based group representing supplement makers, revealed that 64% of American adults now take dietary supplements. Yet, headlines this past year proclaimed little measurable health benefit from B vitamins, vitamins C and E or multivitamins. What to do? Giving up

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