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Vitamin D and COVID-19

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During this shelter-at-home time, we're all trying to be extra careful about what we're eating -- plenty of fruits and vegetables for strong immunity, plenty of water for good hydration and plenty of exercise.

We may want to add plenty of vitamin D to the list.

Known as the sunshine vitamin, our bodies can make vitamin D when exposed to ...Read more

Nutrition News: Fertility and Your Diet

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We don't often think our diet could have an effect on whether we can conceive or not, but research shows it does. Good nutrition and a healthy body weight for both partners can have a significant impact on the ability to conceive.

Infertility affects about 9% of married women of childbearing age, according to a national survey conducted by the ...Read more

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

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Here's yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods.

New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who among us doesn't want to live a long, healthy life? Research published in The BMJ in February ...Read more

Pasta Choices

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If you've gone down the pasta aisle recently, you've probably noticed there are a lot of new choices, including pasta from more nutritious ingredients like whole-wheat flour, chickpeas, brown rice and legumes. But are they really healthier?

Traditionally, pasta is made from milled durum wheat, which is a refined flour that has the bran and germ...Read more

Nutrition News: Feeling Stressed?

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Are you feeling stressed as you try to navigate this time of unknown and big changes to your normal routine?

You're not alone.

For many of us, that means turning to comfort foods. A friend recently joked she had gained not the freshman 15 but the COVID 19.

Are there foods than can reduce stress?

Our bodies automatically release stress ...Read more

Nutrition News: Hydrate, Hydrate

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During this time sheltering at home, we know it's important to eat healthy to keep our immune systems strong. Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and lean dairy -- full of vitamins and minerals -- need to be part of our daily diet.

It's also important to hydrate. Drinking water may not be at the top of your list, but it ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Lifestyle, Longer Life

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With a little more unexpected time at home, it's a great time to make a new start on your healthy lifestyle. For years, doctors have advocated a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress relief and weight control. A new study confirms there are tangible benefits.

A Dutch study finds that the presence of all these healthy lifestyle factors was ...Read more

Kitchen Comfort

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In these unprecedented times, many of us are turning to our kitchens -- both for food and for the soothing ritual of baking and cooking. I know I take great comfort in making bread now more than ever; it makes me feel grounded in the present, and it makes me feel strong and empowered to be able to feed my family and myself. I make my pizza crust...Read more

Nutrition News: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

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For those of us spending more time at home, the refrigerator may be a little too accessible, making it easier to snack a little more often.

Whether we're working from home or not, what we put into our bodies counts. And the little steps we take -- or don't take -- toward healthy eating add up to a journey.

To encourage all of us to take better...Read more

Kicking the Sugar Habit

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Most of us -- despite being around our kitchens more due to this COVID-19 seclusion -- are all about trying to break the sugar habit. It's not that sugar is banned from a healthy diet; it's just that it's easy to overdo sugar consumption.

One of the problems is that sugar wears many disguises on a food label. It can be called honey, coconut ...Read more

Boost Your Immunity

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I'm a big believer that what we eat makes a difference in our health, including our immune systems. With all the concern over the coronavirus, here's a look at some foods that can boost our immunity.

While there are no magic foods, certain foods can impact how weak or strong our immune system is. And there's no better time to give yours a boost...Read more

Nutrition News: Weight Gain Blues

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As a nation, we continue to eat too much. That may not be surprising news to some of us. By 2030, just 10 short years away, nearly 1 out of every 2 adults in this country will have obesity, and nearly 1 in 4 adults will have severe obesity, according to a new report.

Over the time period from 1999 to 2018, the obesity prevalence increased about...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life

Believe it or not, your teeth have a lot to do with your health. Poor nutrition and a lack of certain key nutrients increase the risk of developing oral diseases, but there is also a direct link between periodontal disease and chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

A well-balanced diet can help ...Read more

 

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