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Is quinoa really good for your health?

The studies suggested that quinoa may benefit high-risk group consumers, such as children, the elderly, high-performance sports people, individuals with lactose intolerance, women prone to osteoporosis, people with anemia, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, and celiac disease due to its properties including a high nutritional value, therapeutic featu …

April 26, 20220 comments
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Is turkey good for high cholesterol?

Turkey is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a lean cut of meat . A 3-ounce meal of skinless white meat has 26 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, and less than 1 gram of saturated fat. A 3-ounce serving of prime rib contains less protein and a lot more fat—28 grams of total fat and more than 11 grams of saturated fat, or half of the dail …

February 12, 20220 comments
Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed
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Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed: Which Should We Choose?

Consumers’ reasons for buying beef from “grass-fed” cattle vary and are based mainly on perceptions, including promotion of animal health and well-being, environmental sustainability, and/or production of meat products with a changed nutritional profile. Reducing the external carcass fat of beef has been one of the most important breeding goal …

January 29, 20220 comments
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Everything You Need to Know About Salmon

Fish is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats. They are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein and low in saturated fat. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels. Wild vs. …

December 3, 20210 comments
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Advice On Fish Consumption

The Dietary Guidelines and the American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations encourage Americans to eat 2 or more servings of fatty fish each week. Fish is not only a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids but also a valuable source of protein and trace elements that may provide protective effects for the cardiovascular system. Broile …

March 12, 20210 comments
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Turmeric, The Golden Spice

Turmeric is a spice that has received much interest from both the medical/scientific worlds as well as from the culinary world. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family. The medicinal properties of turmeric, the source of curcumin, have been known for thousands of years. Curcuma longa has been tradit …

March 5, 20210 comments
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Smoked, Grilled, and Preserved Foods

Nitrates are added as preservatives to processed meats. Nitrates can be readily reduced to form nitrites, which in turn can interact with dietary substrates such as amines and amides to produce N-nitroso compounds (NOCs): nitrosamines and nitrosamides, which are known mutagens and carcinogens. Nitrates or nitrites are used in smoked, salted, and pi …

January 24, 20210 comments
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Enjoyable eating in the elderly

Promoting healthy and enjoyable eating in the elderly The saying, “You are what you eat,” is true. A healthy diet provides the ingredients to build and repair bones and tissues, and keep the complex workings of the human body functioning optimally. It also provides the mental and physical energy necessary for daily life – work, recreation, relationsh …

November 2, 20200 comments

Making Better Food Choices:

While there are no superfoods that contain every single nutrient needed for good health, some foods pack more nutrients per calorie than others. By choosing nutrient-dense foods, the overall quality of your diet will improve practically overnight. For the most part, that means eating whole grains, fruits, and vegetables at every meal. Here are some …

November 30, 20180 comments
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Berries Big Health Benefits in Small Packages:

In many studies of connections between specific fruits and vegetables and disease risk, one group of foods kept rising to the top: berries. Several studies have linked eating these tasty fruits, especially blueberries, to lower risks of heart disease, memory loss, diabetes, estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and more. Be …

November 30, 20180 comments
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The truth about fats

Dietary fat is terribly misunderstood and mistakenly maligned nutrient. Myths and messages that have persisted since the 1960s warn that “fat is bad.” That dangerous oversimplification has helped launch dozens of largely ineffective diets and the development of thousands of fat-free but calorie-laden foods. It has also helped fuel the twin epidemic …

November 23, 20180 comments
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