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Magnesium - This Mineral May Help Reduce Your Risk of Disease

Dec 16 2016 - 10:58am
Magnesium mineral and risk of disease

Do you take in enough magnesium? If not, you should - it may help protect you from certain common diseases.

Magnesium is a vital nutrient for human health as it supports biological functions such as glucose metabolism, protein production, and synthesis of nucleic acids such as DNA.

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Cook your chicken well to prevent Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Dec 12 2016 - 9:35pm
Cooked chicken

Researchers have found Guillain-Barre Syndrome is caused by a bacterium which is found in undercooked chicken.

Chicken is a delicious and nutritious food. However it is only safe to eat if it is cooked well. Bacterium from chicken which is not cooked well can make people very sick.

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Teens should switch to nonsugary drinks

Nov 29 2016 - 6:14am
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Teens are killing themselves by drinking too many sugary soft drinks which is hurting their health.

Teens have been drinking enough sugary drinks a year to fill up a bathtub according to researchers. This is contributing to serious illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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Try dry beans that cook fast for more protein and iron

Nov 20 2016 - 5:50am

Researchers have found that there is more protein and iron in dry beans that cook quickly than in the varieties that cook slower.

Good nutrition is essential for good health in body and mind. A good source of nutrition is dry beans. Researchers

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Fatty acid levels may serve as a predictor of psychosis

Oct 17 2016 - 4:36pm
Fatty acid level

Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough dealing with fatty acid levels for early detection of the risk of psychosis.

Psychosis is a very troubling state of mind wherein a person loses touch with reality.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stop Environmental Trigger of Lupus

Sep 30 2016 - 1:53pm
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. Certain environmental factors are known triggers for flares, but research indicates there may be help in a common nutrient.

With autoimmune diseases, the immune system that normally protects us from “invaders” turns on us and produces antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

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Nudges can help kids choose healthy lunches

Sep 7 2016 - 11:49pm
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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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Folic acid enriched food is a natural remedy for heart defects

Sep 2 2016 - 7:02am
natural remedy for heart defects

Food fortified with folic acid has been found to be associated with lower rates of congenital heart defects, according to new research which has been published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Congenital heart disease is a devastating condition for parents and their child.

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Fish, Omega 3 May Improve Survival from Colon Cancer

Jul 21 2016 - 11:01am
omega 3 and colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the US. Lower your risk today with this easy and tasty diet change.

Several lifestyle factors have been linked to colorectal cancer, including being overweight, being physically inactive, and eating a diet high in red and processed meats.

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Is Jackfruit a Good Low Calorie Meat Alternative?

Jun 19 2016 - 4:28pm
jackfruit low calorie meat alternative

Most people don’t know jack about jackfruit, but you may want to listen up because it’s quickly becoming known as a low calorie meat alternative for vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike. How can a fruit be considered an alternative for meat?

Jackfruit as a meat alternative

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Forget Colon Health Pills, Eat More of This To Protect Colon From Health Problems

Jun 7 2016 - 10:13am
Nuts and Seeds for Colon Health

Are you eating more nuts and seeds lately for heart health? Then you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that certain nuts are also good for your digestive health as well and may protect your colon from health problems.

Researchers at UConn Health have found that eating walnuts may create a change in gut bacteria in a way that could

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Is Fortification the answer? - The roots of Orange Juice

May 23 2016 - 9:16pm
Orange Juice

According to the Mayo Clinic, functional foods are foods that have potentially positive effects on health beyond basic nutrition.

Examples of such functional foods would be foods that have added vitamins or other functional components (fatty acids, flavonoids, sterols, etc.) that would help decrease risk for diseases.

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Cooked Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon?

Jul 21 2015 - 7:14am
cooked seaweed tastes like bacon

Bacon and bacon flavor are hugely popular, yet some people avoid it or severely limit how much they eat for health and other reasons. Good news is that soon, everyone who loves the taste of bacon may be able to satisfy their craving with cooked seaweed rather than a pig.

Bacon may have its fans, but it also has its faults.

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First known study uncovers what fructose does to your brain

Jun 26 2015 - 7:57pm
Fructose and the brain

Researchers have shown for the first time how fructose affects our brain in ways that could be contributing to diabetes, obesity and more.

Fructose that includes high fructose corn syrup or HFCS behaves differently in the body despite

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Healthy fried food: Is this possible?

Apr 11 2015 - 9:23pm
Food scientists find a way to make fried and salty foods healthier

Food scientists are taking aim at America's addiction to salt and fried food. University of Illinois have found a way to reduce salt in foods without affecting our taste buds. They've also found a way to manipulate food to take up less oil during the frying process. With meticulous engineering the researchers have also found a way to make foods taste saltier without the salt.

The two food scientists, Youngsoo Lee and Pawan Takhar, professors in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences' Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and experts in

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New option approved for treating GERD

Jan 27 2015 - 1:11pm
FDA approves generic version of drug for treating GERD

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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Omega 3s May Help Kids with ADHD

Nov 4 2014 - 6:23am
Omega 3 and ADHD

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a number of functions in the body, including brain function. A new study links increased intake of fatty-acid supplements with improvements to problem behaviors found in children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Between three to six percent of school-age children are estimated to have ADHD, a disorder that includes difficulty in controlling impulses or being attentive for more than short periods of time.

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How A Bad Diet Can Affect Kidney Function

Aug 4 2014 - 8:25am
bad diet and kidney

One in 10 American adults - more than 20 million of us - have some level of chronic kidney disease. It is becoming more common, especially among those over the age of 60. You may not think about keeping your kidneys healthy, but you should. And improving your diet is the perfect place to start.

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that a diet high in processed meats, fried foods and sugar sweetened beverages results in a higher risk of death in those with ch

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Eat Green and Lose the Weight: How Greans Help Your Weight Loss

Aug 2 2014 - 11:46am
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Did you eat your greens today? Green plant membranes found in foods such as spinach, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce and broccoli sprouts have been found to actually help curb your appetite leading to healthy weight loss.

Fresh raw green leafy vegetables are long known to be among the most healthful foods you can eat. Studies confirm that a diet high in these veggies can lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

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Kids may eat more whole grains if they are simply offered to them

Jun 24 2014 - 5:19pm
Whole grain bread

It often seems that it's almost impossible to get your kids to eat what's really good for them. Kids often appear addicted to sugary junk food. What can happen to a severely nutrient deficient kid is a serious matter with a weakened immune system, increased risk for cancer and an increased risk for emotional problems being among the problems which may be encountered. There's some good news about this problem with a new study showing kids will often respond favorably to offers of whole grains.

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

Jun 9 2014 - 11:43pm

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Can taking medication for acid reflux/GERD weaken my bones?

May 8 2014 - 5:29pm
Your Nutrition Solution to Acid Reflux

The majority of people who suffer with acid reflux and/or GERD tend to pop a pill instead of getting to the root of their problem. In most cases there is a food(s) and/or other health issue that is causing the heartburn/acid reflux and if that problem is rectified or that food is avoided acid reflux will most likely cease.

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Fruits vs Vegetables: Which of These Healthy Foods Have More Benefits?

Apr 2 2014 - 4:31pm
Fresh veggies and fruit

There has been a great deal of discussion over the years about the impressive health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. The finding that diets high in fruit and vegetables can prevent and help in the treatment of cancer has received a particularly large amount of attention. Recent research has shown that the health benefits of eating a lot of these foods is even greater than previously thought.

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Mystery of dark chocolate health benefits solved

Mar 22 2014 - 10:45am
Why cocoa in chocolate is so healthy uncovered.

Researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) have solved the mystery of why cocoa in chocolate is so healthy. The scientists developed a model to digest cocoa to find out what happens in the the intestine. The scientist also discovered how chocolate could be even healthier to eat when combined with prebiotics or whole fruits.

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