HEALTH & DIET

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Boost your daily nutrition intake by preparing and enjoying a fresh salad packed with greens and protein. Too many of us still look at salads and think they are a garnish to add a little colour to a meal. The Australian government’s guide to healthy eating and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest eating [...]

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Post image for Scientists find simple nutritional supplement may suppress multiple sclerosis attacks in new study

Can a nutritional supplement suppress multiple sclerosis symptoms? Check out the September 30, 2011 news release, “Glucosamine-like supplement suppresses multiple sclerosis attacks.” The University of California, Irvine study shows the promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases. And in the Sacramento-Davis regional area, The University of California, Davis also studies multiple sclerosis. See the article, [...]

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The word ‘vitamin’ has its root in ‘vitamine’ that means very important amine. Nutritional vitamins are highly effective organic compounds found mainly in the food that we eat. Nutritional vitamins are essential for all human beings because they help cells and tissues to carry out fundamental functions. Basically, vitamins are required for the growth of [...]

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Post image for Fruits, veggies for good mental health

A new study has suggested that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help teenagers beat mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety . The study of 3,000 adolescents has found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems. “The results of [...]

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Post image for Good nutrition important for eye health as you age

Posted: Sep. 23, 2011 | 1:10 a.m. Updated: Sep. 23, 2011 | 3:20 a.m. Poor vision has many causes and treatments, and as you grow older, you will likely experience some type of vision loss or reduction in visual performance. For older adults, bright lights, glare while driving at night and even blindness can dramatically [...]

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Post image for A push to farm smarter – not bigger – to feed the world’s hungry

With famine in Africa and food prices at record highs, governments and agencies around the globe are looking to educate small farmers about more efficient, sustainable agriculture practices. Texcoco, Mexico; and New Delhi For more than 30 years, Porfirio Bastida never considered changing the way he farms his 1.2 acre cornfield in Texcoco, in the [...]

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Post image for Listeria Outbreak Linked To Cantaloupes

The U.S. Center for Disease Control is collaborating with public health officials in several states, including Colorado, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of listeriosis. Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Listeria [...]

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Post image for Obesity: What you eat and where you live matters

Location can affect food choice options At the corner of Lansing’s Mt. Hope and Pattengill avenues is a Quality Dairy, a Rite Aid and a liquor store. What’s missing is a supermarket. There used to be one here. An L&L. The neighbors loved it – so much so that when the company closed its doors [...]

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It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, and your stomach is gurgling. Before long, you’re in vending-machine land eyeballing the choices, which for decades have consisted mostly of pop, chips, chocolate and those fluorescent orange crackers. But increasingly, people are finding a new ally to help slay the afternoon munchies: the healthy vending machine. Instead of the [...]

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IT IS common for medical, health and nutritional experts to advise people to consume several servings of fruits a day. However, they fall short of telling us what kind of fruits to eat. It is unfortunate that evidence on the health benefits of fruits is mainly gleaned from research conducted on fresh, organic berries and [...]

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Post image for What Fruits Can Prevent Breast Cancer?

Introduction: nowadays, there are a lot of women troubled by breast cancer. In order to prevent this kind of disease, most women would rely on medical treatment, while few of them know that fruits also can help prevent breast cancer. As a result, in the following passage, we will introduce four kinds of fruits, which [...]

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Complementary Therapies, Herbs, and Other OTC Agents ALSO KNOWN AS: Queen of fruits, mang cut, sementah, san zhu. BACKGROUND:Mangosteen is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asian countries, including India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Its reddish to dark purple fruit, with white juicy edible pulp, is considered one of the best tasting [...]

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Summer is just half over, and there is still time for one more unsubstantiated weight-loss craze to dupe hopeful dieters before swimsuit season is over. We’ve already had the cabbage diet, the acai diet, now it’s time for the “mango diet.” Never mind that innumerable mango eaters worldwide are plus-sized. There is no need to [...]

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The kiwi is a tropical fruit that brings in large doses, vitamin C and plenty of water and fiber. It has a high satiating power, is a diuretic and laxative. As a food is essential if you want to keep your weight or lose weight, but it is much more than that because it is [...]

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It seems like we are on an endless search! I refer to “we” as the chefs and foodies of the world and this “endless search” is a treasure hunt for new ingredients, tools and culinary techniques, one that we constantly evolving due to the fact that we are continuously finding “treasures”. One of my latest [...]

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Post image for Precluding Weight Loss via Detox

Detoxing via herbs, diet and fiber before embarking on a weight loss program can help increase energy levels and prep the body for improved nutritional input. The rationale for detoxification in association with weight loss is simply that if an individual has poor digestion and sluggish elimination, food will remain for a longer period of [...]

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