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Does salt make you fat?

Obesity has become a main global health concern over the past three decades. Lifestyle factors, including unhealthy dietary intake and sedentary lifestyles, have been related to increased risk of obesity. High salt intake has been widely reported to be associated with high blood pressure (BP) and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Over the l …

January 5, 20220 comments
Healthy lifestyle

What foods are good for liver repair?

Fatty liver or steatosis occurs in about 25–30% of the general U.S. population, 35% worldwide, and 90% chronic alcohol abusers. As shown in Table 1, which lists the potential causes of fatty liver, this disorder is increasingly recognized for its development in the absence of alcohol. The broad term, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), refers …

November 18, 20210 comments
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How to Boost Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

New research questions the benefit of drugs to raise HDL, but lifestyle steps to boost good cholesterol are still recommended. There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipoproteins are made of fat and proteins. Cholesterol moves through your body while inside lipoproteins. HDL is known …

October 27, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

Helpful Foods for a Hypothyroidism Diet

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, is a health condition that affects 1–2% of people worldwide. It can cause symptoms like tiredness, weight gain, and feeling cold, among many others.   Iodine is an essential mineral that is needed to make thyroid hormones. Thus, people with iodine deficiency might be at risk of hypothyroidism. If you hav …

September 17, 20210 comments
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High-Fat Foods—Friend or Foe?

The major sources of saturated fats in the US diet are fatty meats, whole milk, tropical oils, and products made from any of these foods. To limit saturated fat intake, consumers must choose carefully among these high-fat foods. More than a third of the fat in most meats is saturated. Similarly, more than half of the fat is saturated in whole milk an …

July 30, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

Why We Eat: Food, Emotions & Connection

In a perfect world, all of us would eat for one reason and one reason alone: because we are hungry. However, anyone who has ever spent a boring day in front of the TV … or has reached into the freezer for the ice cream when a relationship has gone sour … or has stayed up late into the night working on a stressful project … will kn …

June 27, 20210 comments
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Is gluten-free healthy for everyone?

Gluten, a storage protein in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers inflammation and intestinal damage in people with celiac disease. People with intestinal or extra-intestinal symptoms triggered by gluten but who do not meet formal criteria for celiac disease may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a clinical entity with an as yet uncharacterized biolog …

June 21, 20210 comments
Healthy food

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
Healthy lifestyle

Nutrition for oral and dental health

Diet and nutrition play key roles in tooth development, the integrity of the gingiva (gums) and mucosa, bone strength, and the prevention and management of diseases of the oral cavity. Diet has a local effect on tooth integrity; the type, form, and frequency of foods and beverages consumed have a direct effect on the oral pH and microbial activity, …

February 8, 20210 comments
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All About Nutrition & Bone Health

Vegetarian diets Research has shown lower bone mineral density (BMD) among vegetarians compared with omnivores; however, the potential impact on osteoporosis risk is relatively small. Vegans and some vegetarians may consume less protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and calcium compared with omnivores, thus increasing osteoporosis risk; however, vegan an …

February 1, 20210 comments
Fitness

Benefits of regular physical activity

Technology is rapidly reducing the necessity for physical activity as part of everyday life. Many modern conveniences (e.g., moving sidewalks, escalators) contribute to sedentary lifestyles and the overall health issues that accompany them. Only 21% of Americans are meeting the recommended guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity, a …

February 1, 20210 comments
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