Category: Diet

Americans Drank More Water Than Soda For First Time in Recent History

By Heather Callaghan, Editor When you are constantly barraged with news of the “obesity epidemic” it’s easy to think Americans are guzzling themselves to death with sugar and aspartame-laden drinks. But it looks like an eye-opening critical mass has taken place. For the first time in modern memory Americans chose bottled water over soda pop…

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Want to Eat Fish That’s Truly Good for You? Here Are Some Guidelines to Reeling One In

By Keri Szejda, Arizona State University Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood’s claim to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), all of which…

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Diet Responsible For 45 Percent of All Deaths From Heart Disease and Diabetes

By Stephen Daniells Omega-3s from seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are among the 10 dietary factors associated with an estimated 45% of all cardiometabolic deaths in the US, says a new study. Data published in the March 7 issue of JAMA indicated that the highest number of cardiometabolic deaths were associated with too…

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Prebiotic Foods Improve Sleep And Shield The Body From Stress

By John Summerly Prebiotic foods are linked with reduced risks of skin conditions, digestive problems and even autoimmune disease. Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates stated that ‘All Disease Begins In The Gut.’ A first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters can have an impact on the body,…

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Inflammation Associated With Obesity

By April McCarthy Adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is almost three times as powerful in reducing death rates as taking a statin drug. New research now suggests eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances of experiencing regular pain. Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is linked to improved mental and physical…

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