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Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is intimate and fascinating, and a thorough understanding of this association is necessary to help restore, support, and maintain optimal health. Stay in touch with the latest research and advice on food and its impact on your health and that of your family with well-researched articles from Emaxhealth.

Have A Healthy Breakfast Every Day In 2008

Too often new year's resolutions require giving up certain foods, but did you know making sure you don't miss one key meal a day could be the start of healthy habits in 2008? This year make excuses the most difficult thing you "give-up," and try the anti-resolution -- have a healthy breakfast every morning. It's simpler than you think.

Breakfast serves up an opportunity for good nutrition, which is beneficial considering less than 11 percent of Americans are meeting the current USDA daily guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption.

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Guide Brings Snacking Help To Consumers

Many of us make poor food choices when we turn to vending machines or snack bars in search of a quick bite to eat. Now there's a free guide to help busy consumers make better decisions when facing rows of colorful snacks and drinks.

The N.C. Division of Public Health and N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced the release of Eat Smart North Carolina: Snacks and Drinks, available online on the Eat Smart, Move More...NC consumer website at www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com .

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Holiday Food And Drug Interactions Hazardous To Your Health

Over the holiday season many people consume foods and drinks that are outside of their normal diet without realizing possible harmful effects due to interactions with their medications. There are more than 2 million adverse drug reactions each year resulting in 100,000 deaths. Thomson Healthcare, has a free resource, PDRHealth.com, that anyone can use to check for interactions between drugs and food, alcohol, or tobacco products.

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Strawberry Consumption Associated With C-Reactive Protein Among Women

Strawberries are not only delicious and nutrient-rich, new research from Harvard Medical School found that they may offer cardiovascular disease protection. The new study foundthat those who reported eating the most strawberries experienced lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, a biomarker for inflammation in the blood vessels.

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