The best way I can describe the taste and texture of Kabocha squash is that it’s as if a sweet potato and pumpkin had a baby! It’s delicious, comforting, healthy (if prepared the right way) and a great squash to use as you may be sheltering in place and cooking.
A researcher from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and a few other researchers from reputable medical institutions around the world recommend that administering high amounts of certain vitamins and minerals to people may be key in the fight against COVID-19.
In the United States, consumption of lamb appears to be pretty low. For example, some reports say that the average American eats less than a pound of lamb per year. On the other hand, Americans eat a lot of beef (some sources say the average American eats more than 80 pounds of beef per year). Here’s why you may want to get more lamb in your diet.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency in children under the age of two “can have significant and irreversible effects on brain development.” Furthermore, “This can lead to negative consequences on learning and school performance later in life.”
It has been known for quite some time that there is a strong association between diet and cognitive health. For instance, a pro-inflammatory diet rich in processed, nutrient-void foods may contribute to cognitive decline, and an anti-inflammatory diet rich in whole, nutrient-rich foods may delay cognitive decline. And now, a recent study suggests that it’s not just about what you are eating but how you are pairing certain foods together.
As you probably know, most sushi contains raw fish. If prepared properly, sushi is usually safe to eat for most people. I’m sure many of you reading this have had sushi quite regularly. But a new study “...found that since the 1970s, there's been a 283-fold increase in the abundance of a parasitic worm that can be transmitted to people who eat raw or undercooked seafood,” according to one report discussing the study.
Some symptoms of celiac disease, such as diarrhea, bloating and gas, may be the same symptoms that someone with IBS and/or chronic stress would experience. So, it’s not uncommon for this condition to be overlooked.
Many people associate zinc with zinc lozenges which are generally used to reduce the impact of the flu and cold. But how much do you really know about this essential mineral? As you may have guessed it is important for a healthy immune system. Specifically, zinc can help you get sick less often or get well quicker.
There are so many reasons why eating this green, creamy goodness may be good for you, and now, recently, a new study found evidence which suggested that eating avocados may be especially good for people who are overweight or obese in regards to their cognitive health.
Roughly one to three million serious infections occur every year in nursing home facilities. These infections include pneumonia and respiratory tract infections. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a simple solution to reducing the rates of infection may be administering zinc supplementation to the elderly in nursing homes who need it.
Less than a year ago, a mother in Sydney, Australia had to rush her five-year-old son to the hospital after he ate a “popular kids snack,” according to this news report. The woman said her son turned yellow (a sign of jaundice) after eating three packs of fava beans. She also said that his urine was dark and that “he could barely wake up.”
This past September in a town called Holly Springs, North Carolina, a group of third-graders ditched recess and made a more than one mile trek to a local McDonald’s.
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