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Mushrooms: A Rich Source Of Nutrients And Health Benefits

When they’re in our omelets or topping our salads, we tend to think of mushrooms as a vegetable. Mushrooms are actually fungi, but they offer a rich source of nutrients like many vegetables do. Culinary television hosts and dietitians will tell you to add plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to your plate because bright […]

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Protein Needed With Each Meal For Healthy Muscles

A glimpse down any cereal aisle in America may suggest something most of us already suspect: Americans don’t tend to eat a lot of protein for breakfast. We only have a small amount at lunchtime and tend to save the bulk of our diet’s protein supply for dinner. But how well is this really working for […]

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Moderate Wine Consumption Could Lead To Healthier Kidneys

Alcohol consumption is often negatively associated with health issues such as liver damage, nerve damage, and cardiovascular problems. While it’s true that heavy drinking can be dangerous, research has been surfacing over the years that suggests there are actually benefits to moderate alcohol consumption. Most recently, a study conducted by Tapan Mehta, MD, and his […]

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The Benefits Of Adding Quinoa To Your Diet

Quinoa (keen-wah) is an ancient grain that was first discovered over 5,000 years ago. Lately, it has become quite popular because of its numerous health benefits. But what exactly is Quinoa, and how can you incorporate it into your own diet? The nutrition profile of quinoa is that of a whole grain, meaning the entire […]

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Eating Dark Chocolate In Moderation Can Be Good For Your Health

Researchers at the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have discovered that eating dark chocolate can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, which is a hardening and thickening of the arteries. It turns out that dark chocolate – in moderation – can restore the flexibility of arteries and stop white blood cells […]

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Plant-Based Sources Of Protein For Vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, or simply want to limit meat in your diet, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with protein sources. The most common problem is relying too heavily on vegetarian classics like beans, lentils and tofu. If you’re looking to mix things up a bit, here are some new and different […]

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How to Help Your Body Absorb Protein

In order for your body to build muscle, produce hormones, and fight off viruses and bacteria, you need to get enough protein in your diet. Proteins are large, complex molecules comprised of long amino acid chains. These make up the structure of your body’s tissues and organs. Without protein, your body could not function properly. […]

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Be Careful Dining Out: Restaurant Meals Are Loaded With Salt, Fat And Calories

Did you know that the average restaurant meal provides most of the calories, fat and salt you need for an entire day? Two recent studies published in May 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine explore the correlation between these excesses and the obesity epidemic in North America. The first study, led by Susan Roberts, director of […]

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Hungry Shoppers Purchase Higher-Calorie Groceries

A recent study conducted by Aner Tal and Brian Wansink from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University suggests that people don’t just buy more when they grocery shop on an empty stomach; people go for high-calorie foods not present on their shopping list. For the purpose of the study, which was published in […]

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Six Tasty Weight Loss Foods

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Losing weight isn’t just about eating less or cutting down on fast food and desserts. It’s also about maintaining a healthier diet by eating healthier foods. By replacing all of those sugars and trans fats with weight loss foods that contain actual nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, you’ll not only lose […]

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