Research shows that Idaho potatoes do in fact have a good side. There are several reasons why potatoes have received a bad reputation from dietitians and doctors, but this is mostly due to the potato’s popularity in the Standard American Diet. (French fries, anyone?) Americans eat approximately 124 pounds of potato a year according to statistics, but this could be a dietary plus instead of a deficit. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of Idaho potatoes!
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Not all yogurt is created equal. According to this new study by Herbalife, the powdered GanedenBC30 probiotic had a higher survival rate than 24 out of 25 commercial yogurt brands under specific conditions. Yogurt sales are taking a hit, and General Mills is launching a Yoplait option with less sugar in hopes of reviving the struggling yogurt market. In this article, you can learn how to start avoiding sugar in yogurt and still enjoy your favorite creamy breakfast!
Guess what organ suffers the most from a poor diet and even poorer nutrition? Your brain is crying out for help, but the good news is that you can improve your brain health! According to a recent study by Herbalife, the FDA’s new nutrition labeling regulations resulted in updated daily values (DVs) which were found to score statistically lower on the Nutrition Rich Food index. Read on to find out how to improve brain health by harnessing the power of nutrition!
Americans have become so disillusioned about what's healthful that they aren't clearly seeing how their diet can contribute to their well being and mental health. More than ever before, people have been seeking out medical ways to ease their stress and anxiety because they are finding that eating more of certain foods is too simple a remedy --- until now.
Wouldn't it be nice if nutrition labels were written in bigger sizes and on the front of packages? Especially for those foods that contain unhealthy ingredients, such as too much salt or too much sugar.
Cashews have not always been touted as the healthiest of nut choices because of their high fat content. However, a new study shows that cashews may help to improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.
Have you ever wondered why you crave chocolate when you get stressed out? It turns out there are scientific reasons behind why we crave chocolate at hectic points in our lives. Research justifies our cravings and provides healthier ways to get our chocolate fix.
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Lifestyle habits play a big role, as it has been estimated that we could potentially prevent a large number of cases with improved diet and exercise.
Royal Jelly is not the magic pill cure-all of the natural world, but the incredible health benefits do give it an almost miraculous reputation considering that scientific studies testify to its potential to positively treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms including that of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Many folks have resigned themselves to a sugar-free Christmas for various reasons whether it is due to being diabetic, having candida, or just being hypoglycemic in general. However, the good news is that sugar doesn’t have to be the grinch that stole Christmas. Monk fruit may be the healthy solution you’ve been looking for to save your sweet tooth and avoid the guilt!
I am always amazed at the many unusual foods available from the various places around the world, and of course, how they benefit humans. From Thailand and Southeast Asia, comes the Butterfly Pea Flower, that has been used in medicine, cooking and teas for thousands of years.
December is a month flooded with parties, gift-giving, and holiday cheer in abundance. The festivities are accompanied by much eating, drinking and being merry, but there is one factor they all share: sugar. I am going to share some tips on how to avoid the overconsumption of sugar and give the gift of prevention to your loved ones this holiday season!
The mineral potassium is in every cell of your body, and all cells, organs, and tissues require it for proper function. You may be one of many Americans afflicted by a potassium deficiency, but nature has an answer in the form of coconut water.
Cinnamon has a long history as both a spice and a medicine with potential benefits for blood sugar control and brain function, among others. Can it also be a tool for weight loss?
Fiber is an important nutrient for optimal health, but most of us still do not meet our daily needs. What is fiber, and why is it so important?
You won't believe how much your body is missing out if you aren't getting in at least one fermented food at day
Spirulina is blue-green algae harvested from warm freshwater. It's health benefits seem almost endless when you look at the evidence that science is uncovering to support why the ancients prized this green boon to mankind.
Vegans and vegetarian have a healthy practice that may significantly factor into the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. The research is blantantly clear that juicing may prevent degenerative and debilitating disease.
Juicing is the most efficient way to get a variety of nutrients quickly absorbed at once. It is one of the most effective methods of healing through nutrition. If your juicing has been less than exciting lately, perhaps it's time to give your fresh juices some extra zing.
You already know that vegetables are an important part of your diet, but where do you start – especially if you have always hated veggies? Here are some tips from Oldways on how to make some interesting and tasty dishes.
Another health benefit will hopefully convince you to eat your veggies!
Research highlighted in the vegan-friendly movie “What The Health” uncovered the inconvenient truth from an egg yolk cigarette study that eating eggs are just as unhealthy as smoking. While this has caused an uproar for the egg industry, the research showed that eating eggs results in arterial plaque that increases linearly with age and arterial plaque increases exponentially with smoking. Therefore, probably egg yolks should be avoided by persons at risk of vascular disease.
Some nutrients are known to be fat soluble – meaning that they are better absorbed by the body when they are in the presence of a fat. If you want the most out of your vegan diet, you may not want to skimp on some healthy oils.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. According to the University of Chicago medicine 3 million people in the US are living with celiac disease. People with celiac disease may experience belching, diarrhoea, fat in stool, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, or flatulence. Knowing what you can eat can be quite challenging, so the list below will help you to find out more about the 5 grains that are safe for celiac disease sufferers and offer many health benefits.
Whether you want to become a bodybuilder or are just recovering from illness that forced you stop exercising, but you want to get back into shape. The top 5 muscle- building vegan foods below, will help you to achieve you that, and will make you healthier.
While it’s always good to have health care insurance, it’s even better not to have to use it. Health care insurance, after all, is meant to be a safety net. However, for the majority of people in America, health care has become a life-line. The good news is you can change that by going vegan.
Dietary change, not climate change, is the name of the game if you're looking to save the planet. If you want to avert climate change it helps to go vegan according to new research. Eating a standard diet, or eating vegetarian has some positive benefits on the planet too.
Preparing for an exam includes more than just hitting the books and the coffee bar, it involves preparing yourself mentally and nutritionally. Knowing the best foods to eat while studying, as well as understanding what foods sustain your brain power during an exam, can be the difference between earning a "C" or an "A".
There is nothing worse than a flare-up of Ulcerative Colitis to stop you in your tracks. Instead of suppressing your immune system, reboot it by eliminating inflammatory foods. Although there are many natural remedies for ulcerative colitis flare ups, you'll want to focus on eating soothing vegan foods to ease flare-ups fast!