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How Diet Impacts Bone Health
Preventing osteoporosis through diet is about more than just calcium intake.
How Diet Impacts Bone Health How Diet Impacts Bone Health Preventing osteoporosis through diet is about more than just calcium intake.
The Buzz about Nightshades The Buzz about Nightshades Claims that some common vegetables are actually harmful and aggravate arthritis are unfounded.
Don’t Fear “Anti-nutrients” Don’t Fear “Anti-nutrients” Current science does not support concerns that certain natural compounds meaningfully reduce the nutritional value of plant foods.
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?

Plant-based dietary patterns are often recommended, but not all “plant-based” foods are healthy.

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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Why the Low-Fat Diet Failed

Why the Low-Fat Diet Failed

In the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were told that eating less fat would reduce risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity. Why didn’t it work? Essentially, reducing total fat led to intake of more refined carbohydrates and less healthy fats, and both of these changes had negative health impacts.

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Diet and Alzheimer’s

Diet and Alzheimer’s

A healthy diet may help delay onset and slow progression.

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities collectively known as dementia. There is no known food or diet that can prevent or cure Alzheimer’s dementia, but diet may help delay onset and slow progression.

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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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