There are many health benefits of including fish in your diet. These include lowering blood pressure and possibly decreasing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. And recent research now suggests a link between eating fish and having a lower risk of developing vascular brain disease.
Getting the facts on peanuts will help you make more informed and better proactive decisions about the role this nutrient-dense food can play in getting and keeping your loved ones nutritionally balanced.
Phosphorous is a good example of one of those overlooked – and at times misunderstood – minerals. It is just as important as calcium. Both work together to build strong bones and tooth enamel. Phosphorus also plays a role in muscle contraction, the nervous system, cognitive health, hormonal balance, and heartbeat regulation.
In our book, Minerals-The Forgotten Nutrient, we use credible research to highlight the importance of many minerals to our general health and wellbeing. Each week we will identify one food source which is rich in minerals so you can consider whether to incorporate it into your diet. This week we highlight Chia.
Everyone is at risk for some level of micronutrient deficiency. These risks may be due to factors like diet and lifestyle choices. There are certain groups of people, however, who may have a higher risk of a deficiency or imbalance of these important vitamins and minerals because of genetics, acute or chronic conditions, age, and/or race. If you belong to any of these groups, you need to take special care to ensure that you’re that getting the micronutrients you need – and in the right amounts – to stay healthy and function at your best.
For years, conventional wisdom has been that dairy is the king when it comes to foods rich in calcium. And while it is undeniable that milk, cheese, and yogurt are jampacked with this important mineral, they are not the only game in town! Consider, for example, the common and humble cabbage.
Flavonoids – phytochemicals commonly found in plant foods that help give strawberries, blueberries, peppers and other plant products their brilliant colors – could slow the process of cognitive decline. For most people, this decline begins in their 20s or 30s.
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I come across stories such as the following. Apparently, popular pizza chain Domino’s attempted to create a watermelon pizza that actually tastes good. Yes, you read that correctly, and not surprisingly they failed! Watermelon has been quite the popular food lately on social media. For example, there was a recent TikTok trend where people were putting mustard on watermelon and eating it. Even Lizzo tried it. Again, unsurprisingly she did not find it very appetizing.
If you hop on Instagram and do a search with #keto, you will come across more than 23 million posts. Many of these posts feature beautiful, fit people showcasing appetizing looking low carb, high fat meals with animal protein such as chicken, steak and even processed meats such as bacon and salami. Bread and high sugar fruits such as pineapple are pretty much forbidden, and full-fat dairy is more than welcome.
I bet if I asked what is the most important role of fiber, many of you would say to help you go to the bathroom! And that is one of the reasons why dietary fiber is so important. But there’s also a lot more to fiber.
There are many famous people who endorse intermittent fasting. Apparently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey skips breakfast and lunch and only eats dinner (between the hours of 6:30pm and 9pm). "During the day, I feel so much more focused," he said during a podcast, according to People Magazine. "You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive. The time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is."
Vitamin K (not to be confused with the cereal of a similar name!), was discovered in 1929 and got its moniker of vitamin K from the German word "Koagulationsvitamin" since it was originally identified as having an important role in our blood’s ability to clot after an injury like a cut. (Clotting prevents excessive internal or external bleeding).
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