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Personalized Nutrition in the Future


Sunshine Experts: Different people probably won’t react the same to any given nutrient Being deficient in a nutrient such as vitamin D has harmful effects   But it’s not clear that excess vitamins will help the immune system   The immune system evolved about 250,000 years ago       We know that certain foods … Continue reading Personalized Nutrition in the Future

Go Low Starch!


Whole Grain Starch As a diabetic and weight loss novice, I’ve learned I had to give up my starches. No, not talking about starch in my clothes, but my food. Which foods have a lot of starch? Grains (wheat, rice, barley, oats), potatoes, corn, and beans are all very starchy foods. Grains are made into bread, … Continue reading Go Low Starch!

Boost your Immune System with these Foods


Mushrooms 9 resistance-boosting foods and ingredients to help you win the cold war Yogurt Probiotics, or the “live active cultures” found in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs. Although they’re available in supplement form, a study from the University of Vienna in Austria found that a … Continue reading Boost your Immune System with these Foods

3 Nontraditional Comfort Foods


Ratatouille Great post from Real Age: That bowl of ice cream made you feel better. For about 2 minutes. Now you need a nap.   Next time you need a pick-me-up, reach for one of these three foods instead. Research shows they offer real mood-boosting benefits — without inducing a food coma.   1. Fortified … Continue reading 3 Nontraditional Comfort Foods

Is Green Tea the Wonderfood?


Green Tea From CNN Health: Is decaffeinated green tea as healthy as regular green tea? Are plums as healthy as prunes? Are fresh cranberries as healthy as dried cranberries? The “buzz” in the media is that green tea, prunes and cranberries are all extremely healthy foods. But, what if the caffeinated green tea keeps you up … Continue reading Is Green Tea the Wonderfood?

Sexy foods that put you in the mood For Valentines Day


Alcohol Citrus fruits contain nutrients that are essential for men’s reproductive health Strawberries contain folic acid, which helps ward off birth defects in women   A drink or two can help you relax and help lower your inhibitions   If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you … Continue reading Sexy foods that put you in the mood For Valentines Day

Is your diet making you fat?


Horn of Plenty Why some slimming strategies backfire — and fixes to help reach your goal You save your calories for a big dinner Yes, cutting total calories leads to weight loss. But bank most of those calories for the end of the day and your hunger hormones will go haywire, making you eat more. … Continue reading Is your diet making you fat?

Dietary Recommendations from MyPyramid.gov


My Pyramid Great general recommendations from THE USDA’s MyPyramid.gov. Discuss with your health care provider first before starting any change in diet or exercise. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT To maintain body weight in a healthy range, balance calories from foods and beverages with calories expended. To prevent gradual weight gain over time, make small decreases in food … Continue reading Dietary Recommendations from MyPyramid.gov

Nutrition After Cancer Treatment


Butterbur Most eating-related side effects of cancer treatments go away after the treatment ends. Sometimes side effects such as poor appetite, dry mouth, change in taste or smell,trouble swallowing, or significant weight loss may last for some time. If this happens to you, talk to your health care team and work out a plan to … Continue reading Nutrition After Cancer Treatment

A Good Wine Substitute


Grapes To get the heart-healthy benefits of drinking wine without getting tipsy, tipple some grape juice instead. Research shows that your blood will get two important benefits: More antioxidants will be circulating in it, and bad LDL cholesterol may cause less trouble because it’s more stable.   Two for You Having extra antioxidants in your … Continue reading A Good Wine Substitute