Protein- the Fuel of the Body

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We’ve always heard that protein is what makes us strong, and what gives us energy. New studies are showing that older adults need more dietary protein than younger adults in order to preserve age-related declines in health and functioning. During our thirties at some point, our muscle starts to decline, unless we make an active choice to halt that decline and … Read More

Sugar and the Heart

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  The bottom line is this: people who consume more added sugars have a higher risk of death from heart disease. It used to be thought that it was the calories in sugar that added up and led to obesity, and then heart disease followed that, but studies now show added sugars, especially from fructose, can cause heart disease, no … Read More

What Can Yogurt Do for You?

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            What Can Yogurt Do for You? Yogurt is a very popular food in the American diet. Many people consume it for its taste, but yogurt is actually rich in nutrients as well. Yogurt is a vitamin and mineral dense source of high-quality protein, for starters. It is also high in calcium, potassium, and vitamin … Read More

Rethink Your Drink

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                  Rethink Your Drink It is common to think that most sugar intake comes from sweet foods such as cookies, cakes, pastries, chocolates and more. What many don’t know, is that the top source of added sugar and the single largest source of calories in the American diet is from sugar sweetened … Read More

The MIND Diet

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                The MIND Diet: What is it and why should we do it? The MIND Diet is a diet based primarily around foods that are good for the brain. The foods that make up the MIND Diet consist of green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, berries, fish, lean meat, and whole grains. Foods such … Read More

Do You Consume Too Much Added Sugar?

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Surprising new research shows that people who consume added sugars in their foods have a higher risk of dying from heart disease regardless of their size. Eating too much added sugar has been linked to high triglyceride levels, high LDL cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. The link between sugar and heart disease lies in the liver. While glucose goes … Read More

Is Drinking Water The Key To Successful Weight Loss?

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  Could drinking water be the key to successful weight loss? Water is essential to the body, as it supplies it with nutrients and removes waste. Water is supplied to us through drinking and also through the food we eat. In one study done by researchers at Virginia Tech, 48 participants were split into two groups to test the effect … Read More

Onions!

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Onions are a huge part of everyone’s diet. They are extremely versatile, as they can be used as a spice or as a vegetable; they are great grilled, roasted, marinated or caramelized! A 1-cup serving of onions contains 20% of the daily value of vitamin C that is recommended, and they also contain quercetin. Quercetin is a plant compound that … Read More

How Much Calcium Is Enough?

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Calcium is very important for the body. This is because muscles, nerves, veins, arteries and hormones all depend on calcium in order to work properly. If our diet doesn’t supply our body with the correct amount of calcium, then our body will take the calcium from our bones. This could lead to bones becoming weak and eventually they will break. … Read More

Are You Getting Enough Omega-3?

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Many people take a fish oil supplement every day for the omega-3 fatty acids benefits. However, fish and fish oil are not the only sources of omega-3. There is a plant source of omega-3 fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. Recent scientific studies have found that ALA has many health benefits when it is added to the diet. Many … Read More