Nutrition

A juice cleanse is a type of diet that involves consuming only juices from vegetables and fruits in an attempt to lose weight and detoxify the body. As these cleanses are restrictive in terms of food groups and calories, many people are skeptical about their possible benefits. It is important to note that there are
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In the largest study of its type, scientists conclude that adhering to the Mediterranean diet might reduce the risk of stroke. The benefits are particularly pronounced for women over 40. Is reducing stroke risk another benefit of the Mediterranean diet? When it comes to alleged health benefits, the Mediterranean diet fares incredibly well. Increasing one’s
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Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the body and provide several health benefits. They are also present in some foods and supplements. While yogurt is one of the most popular dietary sources of probiotics, it is not suitable for vegans. Luckily, there are many other ways for people on a plant-based diet to eat
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When a person includes high-fiber foods in their diet, it has many benefits, such as keeping the gut healthy, boosting heart health, and promoting weight loss. According to the most up-to-date Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the adequate intake (AI) of fiber for adult men is 33.6 grams (g) per day, and 28 g for adult
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A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. How do our levels of vitamin D impact our exposure to breast cancer? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) note that “approximately 12.4 percent
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Carbohydrates are an essential component of the diet, and many high-carb foods offer excellent health benefits. There has been a lot of negativity surrounding carbs in recent decades. However, they are one of the main nutrients that the body needs, along with protein and fats. Carbs are essential not only to survive and function properly
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Carrageenan is a common food additive extracted from red seaweed. Manufacturers often use it as a thickening agent. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the additive for use, but concerns about its safety remain. Some scientists believe that carrageenan can cause inflammation, digestive problems, such as bloating and irritable bowel disease
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Protein powder is a popular nutritional supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help people tone their muscles. There are many different types of protein powder, including dairy-based and plant-based powders. In this article, we discuss
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People with obesity may opt for bariatric (weight loss) surgery to shed their excess weight more quickly; one such surgery is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. What factors influence its outcome, however? Research suggests that a person’s taste plays a significant role. The foods you prefer following weight loss surgery may influence the procedure’s outcomes. The
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The latest study to investigate probiotics concludes that regular use may reduce the need for antibiotics. The authors hope that this might help mitigate the rise of antibiotic resistance. Could probiotics help reduce our reliance on antibiotics? Added to a range of products, including yogurts, chocolate, and potato chips, probiotics are never far from the
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A large observational study recently published in the journal The Lancet examines the link between the consumption of whole-fat dairy and cardiovascular health. Dairy products may benefit cardiovascular health, says new research. The United States Department of Agriculture and American Heart Association (AHA) both recommend that adults do not exceed three servings of low-fat dairy
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Although it is not a common allergy, people can be allergic to strawberries. The symptoms of a strawberry allergy range from mild to very severe. Strawberries are a favorite fruit for many Americans. The United States produced an estimated 3 billion pounds of strawberries in 2014 alone. In many areas, strawberries are available all year
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People with a chicken allergy may have an allergic reaction after eating chicken meat, or, sometimes, after their skin comes into contact with chicken feathers. While fish and seafood are often the primary sources of food allergies, allergies to other types of meat are less common. Most people with an allergy to chicken will notice
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The roof of the mouth consists of a bony plate at the front and a non-bone, soft section at the back. Together, these serve as a barrier between the oral and nasal cavities. From time to time, the roof of the mouth may become swollen. Swelling on the roof of the mouth may be due
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Many guidelines recommend avoiding sushi during pregnancy, but sushi lovers will be pleased to learn that they can enjoy this food again after the baby is born. Although sushi is suitable to eat while breastfeeding, women should continue to avoid certain types of fish that are high in mercury. Many other types of fish, both
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Many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. The seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a range of health benefits. Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect. These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and
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Coconut sugar is enjoying a boom in popularity, thanks partly to some people claiming it is a healthful alternative to other sugar types. The truth is less clear and consuming too much of any sugar may contribute to health issues. It is essential that people understand both the benefits and risks of using coconut sugar.
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Nuts are a good source of healthful fats, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients. Each type of nut offers different nutritional benefits. Nuts are among the best sources of plant-based proteins. According to a 2017 review study, a diet rich in nuts may help prevent risk factors, such as inflammation, for some chronic diseases. In this
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