Top Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

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If you’re pregnant or planning to be, focus on minimizing processed foods while increasing your intake of vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality sources of protein  Continue reading

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthier Brain

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In a recent study, people eating a low-fat diet had a significant decrease in memory and cognitive function over the course of four years Continue reading

Seven Slimming Superfoods

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A key principle of successful and lasting weight loss is to teach your body to burn fat instead of sugar and to do that, it is helpful to replace non-vegetable carbohydrates with healthy fats Continue reading

Winning Strategies to Help You Shed Unwanted Belly Fat

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Carrying extra weight around your middle is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and other chronic diseases Continue reading

Protein and Strength Training—Two Important Components for Healthy Aging

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 According to recent research, current dietary guidelines on protein intake may be too low for health, particularly if you’re over 50 Continue reading

Common Mistakes That Can Ruin the Health Benefits of Your Salad

Story at-a-glance  Ideally, opt for organic produce when making a salad Adding homegrown sprouts is an easy and inexpensive way to boost the nutrition of your salad Avoid commercial salad dressings, Continue reading

Low Carb, High-Fat Diets May Reduce Epileptic Seizures

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A ketogenic diet calls for minimizing carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and moderate amounts of high-quality protein

In children, ketogenic diet is frequently used as a first line approach when medications fail Continue reading

Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed

Story at-a-glance  Vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease Seniors with severe vitamin D deficiency may raise their risk for dementia by 125 percent As many as 95 percent of seniors are lacking in vitamin D Recent findings suggest levels of vitamin D, below 20 ng/ml increases your risk for dementia I believe Continue reading

To Protect Your Heart, Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is More Important Than Your Overall Salt Intake

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Research has again failed to find strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces your risk for heart-related death

One observational study found that while higher sodium levels correlate with an increased risk for Continue reading

How Many Times Do You Eat a Day?

eatProper nutrition has a lot of benefits. It can help fight disease, improve overall health, and keep your internal organs functioning efficiently, while giving you the required energy to get through your day.

We all know about the obesity problem in this country and it obviously ties to nutrition. The problem many have, however, is deciding what approach to weight loss and nutrition they should take. Continue reading

Decrease Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Today

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…You can slash your risk of Alzheimer’s by almost half with a very simple shift in your diet?

If you’re concerned about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to pass on the muffins. You’ll also want to curb consumption of cake, bread, pasta, and other high carbohydrate foods.

That’s because in a news release on October 16, Mayo Clinic announced that senior citizens who consumed high carbohydrate diets Continue reading

Eat a lot of these to Protect Against Disease

Nuts are usually considered a healthy snack (provided they aren’t loaded with salt!) compared to something like potato chips, let’s say, they really deserve much more credit than that. Nuts are one of those foods that definitely deserve a special place when it comes to healing foods.

Nuts are nutrient dense, meaning they’re loaded with healthy fats, high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. Continue reading

The Myth of the ‘Low-Fat’ Diet, and Why Consuming Healthy Fats Is Vital to Your Health

Many people today still adhere to the misguided belief that nearly all fats are bad, and that the best way to stay slim and healthy is to cut fats, whenever possible, from your diet. On the contrary, fats are an absolutely vital component of any healthy diet as they aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, as well as feed the brain, heart, liver, lungs, bones, cells and nervous system the nutrients they need to function properly.

It is widely assumed that, because they are called “fats,” these substances must contribute to obesity and obesity-related illnesses like heart disease that afflict millions of people today. This is true for trans fats and certain other unhealthy fats, of course, but there are all kinds of healthy fats as well, such as coconut oil, for instance, or even animal-based fats like grass-fed butter Continue reading