Diet

Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat’s Fat

April 16, 2013

It was breakfast time and the people participating in a study of red meat and its consequences had hot, sizzling sirloin steaks plopped down in front of them. The researcher himself bought a George Foreman grill and the nurse assisting him did the cooking. For the sake of science, these six men and women ate […]

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– Avocado Lovers Likely To Be Slim And Healthy, With Lower Cholesterol, Research Suggests –

February 26, 2013

  Avocado addicts are likely to have a healthier diet and slimmer waistlines than the rest of the population, according to new research. They also have better cholesterol readings and are less at risk of heart disease, strokes and diabetes, it is claimed. The findings, published in the Nutrition Journal, emerge from a large US […]

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Walmart announces plans to carry genetically modified foods

December 14, 2012

Retail behemoth Walmart says it will soon be selling a new variety of genetically modified sweet corn developed by seed megacorp/frequent litigator Monsanto. This is the same corn that other big names like Whole Foods and General Mills have already said thanks but no thanks to. This new corn, currently being harvested, is resistant to […]

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10 Reasons to Quit Your Coffee!

September 21, 2012

Coffee: Is it good or bad for us? You might get media whiplash trying to figure that out. The truth is, I find this subject to be as confusing as you probably do. After all, the media certainly doesn’t help clarify whether America’s favorite cup of joe is going to land you in the doc’s […]

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Antibiotics given to chickens may be linked to bladder infections in women

September 11, 2012

That grilled chicken breast may not be as healthy as you think. Eating chicken may be placing more than 8 million women at risk of developing drug-resistant bladder infections, a shocking new investigation reveals. “We’re finding the same or related E. coli in human infections and in retail meat sources, specifically chicken,” Amee Manges, an […]

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Do You Know Where Your Fish Comes From?

August 17, 2012

  Most people think fish is either wild or farmed, but new research reveals that almost half of salmon sold is a combination of the two. Here’s what you should know. http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition/0809/do-you-know-where-your-fish-comes-from.aspx By Annie Hauser, Senior Editor – Everyday Health

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Fruit phenols can fight diabetes, heart disease; Peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to fight obesity-related heart disease

August 2, 2012

Peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to fight obesity-related heart disease and diabetes, according to new research. With funding from the California Plum Board and the California Grape and Tree League, researchers say that the phenolic or plant compounds in stone fruits have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties and may also reduce the oxidation […]

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Exercise, Diet Improve Longevity For Older Women

July 10, 2012

We’ve long known that exercising and eating fruits and veggies can, over the long-term, help improve both the quality and quantity of our years. But the effect of healthy behaviors on longevity among those who have already reached senior citizen status may also be strong. That’s especially true when a produce-heavy diet and exercise routine […]

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‘Bad’ Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

July 6, 2012

Women who eat a lot of “bad” saturated fat may hurt their overall brain function and memory over time, Harvard University researchers report. In contrast, eating more “good” monounsaturated fat improved brain function and memory, suggesting that fats may have the same effect on the brain as they do on the heart, the researchers added. […]

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Could Chicken Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

June 14, 2012

You’re watching your weight, so you opt for chicken rather than red meat as your go-to smart diet choice, right? We all thought of chicken as lean, protein-rich food that’s good for weight watching, but the truth is chicken might actually be making us fatter! I wrote inThe Lean about overweight chickens bred on factory […]

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