Nutrition

Nutrition is the process of eating the right foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to choose foods that give you the nutrients your body needs, such as protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Nutrition also includes knowing what foods to avoid, like foods high in sugar, salt, and fat. With the right nutrition, you can improve your health and well-being and reduce your risk of certain diseases. What are the right foods? There is no one-size-fits-all diet. The right foods depend on your health goals and current diet. Nutrition advice also changes as new research emerges. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to get you started.

The Ultimate Super Bowl Recipes (That You Won’t Regret the Next Day)
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The Ultimate Super Bowl Recipes (That You Won’t Regret the Next Day)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest party days of the year, and whether you are a football fan or not, you are likely to attend one. On average, there are 17 people at a Super Bowl Party, and only 5% of the TV audience watches the game alone. We all know what that…

Arthritis Diet: Eight Foods That Promote Gut Health And Reduce Painful Symptoms
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Arthritis Diet: Eight Foods That Promote Gut Health And Reduce Painful Symptoms

Arthritis is common, especially amongst women (70 percent of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are women), and arthritis occurs more frequently as both sexes age. (3,5) It is no wonder that lots of different people look for relief from arthritis pain. Tenderness, stiffness, inflammation around the joints, restricted movement of the joints, warm, red skin over joints,…

4 Foods That Cause DNA-Damaging Inflammation In Your Body
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4 Foods That Cause DNA-Damaging Inflammation In Your Body

Nowadays we know more about diet and health than any other population in history. Because we understand our own various eating behaviors and cravings we can understand why our relationships with food can sometimes feel “toxic.”  On a physical level, our relationship with food can certainly be toxic. Inflammation in our bodies is a major…

Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk
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Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk

According to the United Nations (UN), the global population of those aged 60 and up will increase from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050, and it is predicted that dementia rates will rise in tandem with the aging population.  Dementia is a chronic disease that affects a large and growing number of…

Onion: Fastest Way to Eliminate Throat and Chest Congestion
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Onion: Fastest Way to Eliminate Throat and Chest Congestion

If you are dealing with a persistent cough, it’s likely you have a buildup of mucus in your throat and chest causing you to feel “congested.”  If not cleared, this could lengthen the duration of your illness or lead to a more serious condition.  Nearly 37 million Americans live with chronic lung conditions like asthma,…

The Role Of Probiotics In Gut Health For Babies And Children
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The Role Of Probiotics In Gut Health For Babies And Children

Healthcare professionals are recognizing the important tie between probiotics and gut health. In fact, research regarding probiotics for newborns and children is proving to be quite intriguing. A perfect example is Edward-Elmhurst Health where hospital-specific products are used for some high-risk infants in Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). However, even over-the-counter probiotics offer benefits in…

Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?
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Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?

Our gut contains archaebacteria, viruses, and fungi that are collectively known as the “gut microbiota.” Microbiota affects both our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, diets high in fat and lacking in dietary plant fibers fail to keep our microbiota well-fed. Because a healthy microbiota can help fend off a long list of conditions including cardiovascular…