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Magnesium and Migraine
The jury is out on whether or not dietary or supplemental magnesium can help prevent or treat debilitating migraine headaches.
Magnesium and Migraine Magnesium and Migraine The jury is out on whether or not dietary or supplemental magnesium can help prevent or treat debilitating migraine headaches.
Homocysteine: The Facts Homocysteine: The Facts High blood levels of this amino acid are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline.
Lutein for the Eyes (and the Brain) Lutein for the Eyes (and the Brain) This amazing plant pigment is important to eye health, and perhaps cognitive health as well.
The Buzz about Nightshades

The Buzz about Nightshades

Claims that some common vegetables are actually harmful and aggravate arthritis are unfounded.

Vegetables from plants in the Solanaceae family (also called nightshades) have been getting a bad rap. Peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, and their botanical cousins are accused of harboring harmful compounds that aggravate arthritis pain and inflammation. Understanding what’s behind these assertions may help ease concerns.

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minerals and other nutrients

Don’t Fear “Anti-nutrients”

Current science does not support concerns that certain natural compounds meaningfully reduce the nutritional value of plant foods.

There are natural compounds found in many healthy foods—including leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains—that have been thought to potentially decrease the nutritional value of these foods. Sometimes called “anti-nutrients,” these compounds may bind with specific vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients, limiting their absorption by the body.

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How Diet Impacts Bone Health

How Diet Impacts Bone Health

Preventing osteoporosis through diet is about more than just calcium intake.

Healthy bone is a balancing act. Our bodies continually remove older bone and replace it with new. As adults, if we lose bone at too fast a rate, replace it at too slow a rate, or both, the result is osteoporosis—weak, porous bones that fracture easily.

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What’s So Special About Cruciferous Vegetables?

What’s So Special About Cruciferous Vegetables?

This family of vegetables contains unique health-promoting compounds.

You may be surprised to learn that kale and broccoli are cousins. They are part of the Brassica family, also known as cruciferous vegetables because their flower petals form the shape of a cross (cruciferae is Latin for “cross-bearing”).

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“Plant-Based” and Unhealthy?

“Plant-Based” and Unhealthy?

Experts agree plants should make up a large part of a healthy dietary pattern. Humans eat plant roots (carrots and radishes), stems (asparagus and celery), leaves (leafy greens), seeds (including whole grains), flowers (broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke), and the seed-bearing “fruits” of plants (including fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts).

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Mythbusting: Hydration

Mythbusting: Hydration

Adequate fluid is essential to health, so make sure you know the facts.

Water is involved in many critical bodily functions, from maintaining blood pressure and transporting nutrients to lubricating joints, digesting foods, removing waste from the body, and regulating body temperature. “The human body loses fluids through sweating and urination, and, if sick, also potentially through vomiting, diarrhea, or blood loss,” says Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory and a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

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Chia Pudding with Berries and Almonds
Chia Pudding with Berries and Almonds Chia Pudding with Berries and Almonds
Brussels Sprouts Marinated with Sesame and Rice Wine Vinegar Brussels Sprouts Marinated with Sesame and Rice Wine Vinegar
Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs

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