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Nutrition News: Consider Healthy Flax

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Flaxseed (along with chia) is the new darling of the seed world. My mother always had a jar of wheat germ in her refrigerator. Today, she'd had a package of milled flax seeds.

Mom chose wheat germ for the added fiber, and while flax also gives a fiber boost, there may be another reason to choose flax seed.

According to the American Institute ...Read more

New at the Farmers' Markets

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One of the best things about summer is the opening of the Farmers' Markets and the abundance of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Most of us are familiar with the green peppers, lettuce, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes, but there are a lot of new products that are fun to try. In fact, it's healthy to incorporate a variety of vegetables and ...Read more

Nutrition News: Yogurt For Your Mood

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Yogurt For Your Mood

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found a link between Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt with live cultures, and depression symptoms in mice. The researchers discovered a specific mechanism for how the Lactobacillus bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Habits, One Step at a Time

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Healthy Habits, One Step at a Time

Most of us wish there was a magic pill to lose weight, but we all know there is not. To make long-lasting lifestyle changes, we must take small, consistent baby steps. As we gradually change habits, we reach our health and wellness goals.

Trying to completely overhaul your lifestyle in a short period of time ...Read more

Nutrition News: Metabolism Myths

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Why can one person eat like a growing teenager and not gain a pound, while another person's every indulgence shows up on the scale? Chalk it up to individual differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. Metabolism is the process by which our bodies convert what we eat into the energy we need to survive and function. It powers ...Read more

Nutrition News: Cheese, Please

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Here's some good news for cheese lovers. Eating cheese and other dairy products does not lead to an increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke, according to an analysis of research.

In a large-scale analysis, researchers found no association between how much cheese, yogurt and milk products people consume and their risk of ...Read more

Nutrition News: Should You Detox?

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Should You Detox?

It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what detoxes or cleanses actually are? And who needs to do it?

Detoxification is a process that the body performs around the clock utilizing important nutrients from the diet, ...Read more

Cancer Myth

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Sadly, cancer has touched most of our lives in some way or another. The truth is that about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

However, there are a lot of myths surrounding just what ...Read more

Nutrition News: Better Diet, Better Skin

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Can what you eat help reduce the sign of aging? Apparently so. New research finds that certain foods can help reduce the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness, according to Environmental Nutrition newsletter.

Try adding these foods for a better complexion.

--Green tea: the polyphenols in green tea may help your skin by offering ...Read more

Is Fat Our Enemy?

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"Fat" is a word with multiple meanings. Despite the differences between body fat and dietary fat, most people believe they are both bad. However, recent research has uncovered benefits to eating dietary fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, found in foods such as salmon, walnuts and avocados. The strong evidence led to changes ...Read more

Nutrition News: Nutrition For Your Eyes

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Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Here are top foods for eye health, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

--Kale: This leafy green is a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are related to vitamin A and beta carotene, and are ...Read more

Nutrition News: Natural vs Added Sugars

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When it comes to sugar, should you worry about the natural sugars, like those found in fruit or milk? Apparently there is no need to worry, because our bodies process these sugars differently.

In the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, added sugars were singled out for the first time as being harmful. The recommendation is to keep added ...Read more

Nutrition News: Keeping Colorectal Cancer at Bay

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It's surprising that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. That's because it's so preventable. The American Institute for Cancer Research offers steps to preventing colorectal cancer.

Stay a healthy weight and watch out for belly fat. Colorectal cancer is one of 11 cancers linked to overweight and obesity. The latest ...Read more

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