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
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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
Vegetarian

Get the Facts about Vegetarian Diets

A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet nutritional needs and can be a healthy way to meet dietary guidelines. Vegetarian diets are chosen for nutritional, religious, ecological, or personal reasons. It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate …

February 13, 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
Dietitian

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
Healthy lifestyle

Why is Calcium Important?

Your body contains roughly two pounds of calcium, about 99 percent of it locked into bone. Think of that calcium as the mortar that cements and solidifies the components that give bone its substance and strength. The rest of your calcium is dissolved in your blood and the fluid inside and outside cells. That dissolved calcium helps conduct nerve im …

January 26, 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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Simple Steps to a Healthy Home

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. Ditch the sugary soda : It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. Th …

January 24, 20210 comments
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