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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.

Top 10 Healthy Foods and Why They're Good for You

If you could eat foods that were tasty, nutritious and helped reduce your risk of disease, what more could you want? The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers its 10 top picks for healthy foods:

Apples: Apples are a good source of pectin, a fiber that can lower cholesterol and glucose levels. They're also a good source of vitamin C - an antioxidant that protects your body's cells. Vitamin C also keeps your blood vessels healthy and aids in the absorption of iron and folate.

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Eat Seafood Twice per Week for Optimal Health

Backed by compelling science that links seafood consumption to reduced risk of disease, the U.S. government this week is recommending that all Americans, especially pregnant and nursing women and children, eat two seafood meals per week that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This recommendation is included in USDA's 2005 dietary guidelines and is being reiterated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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