If You Eat Red Meat, This is a Must-Read

Red meat, which includes meats such as beef, veal, lamb, mutton (flesh of sleep), goat, horse and pork, are nutrient-dense sources of protein. And yes, pork is red meat. You might recall a marketing campaign once advertised pork as ‘the other white meat,’ kind of like an alternative to chicken. But the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies pork as red meat.

Why Do We Drink Chicken Soup When We’re Sick (And Does it Help)

Like me, you probably have childhood memories of your parents bringing you a big bowl of hot, homemade chicken soup in bed when you weren’t feeling too good. And even if you had an upset stomach, the soup was likely appetizing. It almost felt like a warm, soothing hug going down. To me, it was just as comforting as my mother’s hand on my forehead, checking to see whether I had a fever.

Celery - The Health Bandwagon You May Want to Jump On

Apparently, drinking fresh celery juice is the hot, new health and weight loss trend of the New Year. And the person responsible for starting this trend is Anthony William, a self-proclaimed “Medical Medium.” At the age of four, Anthony reportedly told his family at the dinner table that his “symptom-free” grandmother had lung cancer. It turns out, he was right.

Do You Get the Same Nutrients from Almond Milk That You Get From Cow’s Milk?

If it was still common for the milkman to deliver milk to your home like he did in the fifties and sixties, he might have brought you more than just regular old cow’s milk. Unlike that era, there are now many alternative, non-dairy, plant-based milks, in addition to cow’s milk, available.

Be A Master Chef of Salt-Free Cooking

Sometimes we are forced to make lifestyle changes in order to enjoy a healthy life. This is what a young woman named Jessica Goldman Foung, who calls herself Sodium Girl, did.

If You’re African-American, You Need To Know About CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure or renal disease, is plaguing the African-American community. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a black person is almost four times as likely as a white person to develop kidney failure. And even though the African-American community makes up about 13 percent of the population, it accounts for 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States.

Does Your Child’s School Have a Nutrition Class? If Not, You May Want to Ask for a Curriculum Change

For most kids, school is like a second home. The average child in America receives approximately 900 to 1,000 instructional hours of time in school per year. And healthy lifestyle habits, such as meal prepping with nutritious foods, should comprise a portion of those instructional hours because the childhood obesity epidemic in America is a major public health concern that must be addressed.

Nuts for Nutmeg? You Should Be

The mere mention of nutmeg conjures up thoughts of our favorite cold weather treats, like eggnog and apple pie. But nutmeg and its cousin spice, mace, are much more than just dusted-on additions to holiday recipes.

Why You Should Always Wash Your Avocados

It seems as though we always stress the importance of eating whole, unprocessed nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables. This is because fruits and vegetables contain many of the nutrients our bodies need to keep us healthy. Remember we need six basic nutrients to live: water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. And many nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, are present in fresh produce.

Think Better With Nutrient-Rich Blood

Blood. You know you need it. But have you really thought about why you need it? Your blood is made up of both liquid and solids. The liquid part is referred to as plasma and is “made of water, salts, and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets” (National Institutes of Health (NIH)).

Is Your Diet Damaging Your Brain?

Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I discover that there are people who follow ‘junk food diets’ to lose weight.

If Holiday Weight Gain Has You Counting the Days to January, This Will Help

Despite many reports to the contrary, the average American does not gain that much weight over the winter holidays.

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