Nutrition

gut microbes ignore nutrition labels

Gut microbes respond differently to foods with similar nutrition labels

Gut Microbes Ignore Nutrition Labels Despite all efforts to put nutrition labels on foods and menu items, gut microbes ignore nutrition labels. We have a limited understanding about the trillions of microbes in our guts and their interactions with each other as well as our food.  Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can …

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Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet – The New York Times

Nutrition For One In a time of processed food for global mass consumers, nutrition for one seems out of place. Research, however, has shown that nutritional needs varying among individuals, even identical twins. For years we have been concerned about the conventional X calories per day for an individual. Though they can have the same …

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blueberries protect heart health

Can blueberries protect heart health?

Blueberries Protect Heart Health As metabolic syndrome continues to grow and consume human lives and healthcare resources, gut health continues to gain attention. Whether high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar levels, or abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels; metabolic syndrome has become epidemic globally. New research has helped shed new light …

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Nutritional Psychiatry

Nutritional Psychiatry: The Next Big Frontier In Mental Health

Nutritional Psychiatry It looks like a more holistic approach to health may be making another stride forward. As mental health (too) slowly gains acceptance as a health condition, so too has many of mental health’s social determinants been acknowledged. The term Nutritional Psychiatry is the mental health version of Food As Medicine (eventually we will …

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Flexitarian Diet

What is the Flexitarian Diet? A Plant-Based Eating Plan That Allows Meat

Flexitarian Diet There is on-going debate about what we should eat. However, there is wide agreement that a plan-based diet packs a number of health benefits. The challenge has been integrating a plant-based diet into a modern Western lifestyle, especially the US love for meat. The Flexitarian Diet tries to strike that balance between vegetarian …

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sugary drinks are unhealthy

Sugary Drinks Harm Health: Drinking too much fruit juice (or any sugary drink) linked to premature death risk – St. Lucia Times News

Sugary Drinks Harm Health It is pretty easy to target sugary drinks like cola as harmful but new research shows all sugary drinks harm health. Yes, that includes diet staples like orange juice and other natural fruit juices. As a dietitian once pointed out, there are many oranges in a glass of oranges juice… more …

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ultra processed foods

A New Diet Study Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Ultra-Processed Foods

Ultra-Processed Foods Intuitively, we “just know” ultra-processed foods are not as healthy as food we prepare ourselves from scratch. There isn’t an ingredients label for broccoli or green beans or apples or other fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle so no one is reading them. Go through the frozen foods aisle and everyone from …

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produce improves mental health

Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being — ScienceDaily

Produce Improves Mental Health We have known for many years that fruits and vegetables are vital to good physical health but we are learning more that produce improves mental health. As we continue to appreciate the impact of modern Lifestyle and Diet on chronic illnesses, research continues to highlight the holistic nature of health.  For …

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is ghee healthy

Is Ghee Healthy? Here’s What the Science Says | Time

Is Ghee Healthy? The egg debate continues whether they are health or no. Now questions about fat have surfaced, including is ghee healthy? Again, we must think of Food as Medicine. What is good for a person depends on that person as well as the amount and how the food is prepared. Broccoli may be …

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fruit vegetables benefit mental physical health

Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being: Consuming more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental well-being, according to a new study. — ScienceDaily

Fruit Vegetables Benefit Physical Mental Wellbeing It might make one wonder why articles and studies constantly need to pop up to remind us that fruits and vegetables can benefit our wellbeing, both physical and mental. After all, fruits and vegetables and whole grains have been staples of the human diet until perhaps the last 50 …

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