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What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they're foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. A quick word … Read More

Are Carrots Good for Your Eyes?

I have grown up eating a lot of carrots. My mom loves carrots; she buys large bunches of them at the grocery store and eats at least a few of them at every meal. Whenever we teased her about her love of carrots, she would say, “I’m always going to … Read More

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably … Read More

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally: An Egg a Day is Okay

It’s sad…eggs are so misunderstood, especially to those that are focused on lowering cholesterol naturally.  Many people think that because eggs contain cholesterol, they must cause high cholesterol levels in those people who consume them. Not true! As it turns out, while the average egg does contain around 213 milligrams … Read More

Osteoporosis in Men: What to Eat to Avoid a Broken Hip

Osteoporosis in men is much more common—and more deadly—than most people recognize. Twenty to thirty percent of the more than 340,000 Americans who suffer a broken hip each year are men. Male hip fracture patients are generally 2 to 4 years younger than female patients, less healthy, and more likely … Read More

Halt Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It affects approximately 25 percent of people older than 74 years and its prevalence is increasing. AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina. This part of … Read More

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