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Reading skills of kids are enhanced with a healthy diet

2016-09-29 01:15

A recent study which was done in Finland shows a heathy diet is associated with better reading skills in the first three years of school.

Nutrition has a profound influence on the developing brain of children. Clearly therefore good nutrition is anticipated to be associated with better academic success in school for kids.

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Fish oil and exercise: natural remedies for poor mood in vets

2016-09-24 08:44

Researchers say high levels of depressed mood in soldiers returning from combat may be due to low levels of fish oil and lack of physical activity.

There has been a great deal of concern about the mental health of American soldiers after they return home from active duty.

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Tangerine Tomatoes: One Example of the Potential of A Diet Rich in Whole Foods for Reducing Cancer Risk

2016-09-22 19:37

As we hit the peak of summer, tomatoes are everywhere - in sauces, salads, and even in cocktails. And while this may conjure images of robust red fruits (yes, tomatoes are fruits), consider trying out a different color for flavor, health, and variety.

The different hues of tomatoes come from phytochemicals, which are components synthesized by plants to promote overall plant survival.

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Stay with low mercury fish for brain health

2016-09-20 06:50

Aerobic exercise is associated with improved cognitive function, but not for people who are exposed to high levels of mercury prior to birth, according to research which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

It has become clear that aerobic exercise benefits brain health. However the benefits of aerobic exercise for the brain are lost if the fish is loaded with mercury.

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Did Myth Busters Get The 5-Second Rule Right?

2016-09-14 06:57

Learn something about food and safe eating while checking out to see if the Myth Busters really got the 5-second rule right.

We all know this rule and have shared it with our younger siblings: Drop it. Pick it up. And eat it…as long as that item of food has been on the floor for 5 seconds or less.

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Nudges can help kids choose healthy lunches

2016-09-07 23:49

There has been evidence that inexpensive nudges can encourage the choice of healthy food items in the lunchroom at school.

There have been growing concerns about the growing obesity epidemic among children. Too much junk food and not enough exercise seems to be the primary reasons for this problem.

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