Category: Diet

The Reason Why Fruits and Vegetables Are a Superpower Against Hyperetension

  Natural Blaze Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way…

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McDonald’s New “Fresh Beef” Burger Accidentally Reveals Another Problem

By Carey Wedler Amid continuous bouts of bad press and slumping sales, fast food giant McDonald’s has put significant resources into revamping its brand. It has experimented with all-day breakfast, salad options, and various new additions to its menus all around the world, including chocolate drizzled fries. In its latest attempt to counteract bad publicity,…

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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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