Food and Health, Prevention

Some simple swaps in your diet could make a significant difference in your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal. Adding beans, nuts, or soy-based foods in place of red meat may be just the ticket. Including whole grains...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

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Food and Health, Prevention

While most people associate excess weight with diabetes and heart disease, obesity is also connected to an increased risk of several different cancers, in addition to a worse prognosis and survival rate. Researchers have discovered obesity-related processes that speed tumor growth, including chronic inflammation and metabolic alterations. However, details on this connection have remained inconc... ... Don’t Weight! Obesity and Cancer
Food and Health, Prevention

Zinc is an essential mineral for a healthy immune system. You might have heard about using zinc lozenges to help decrease the duration of a cold. Zinc, one of the essential minerals that we must get from food or supplements, plays several important roles in health. It's involved in... Protein synthesis Cell division Growth and ... What is Zinc? What is Zinc’s Role in the Immune System?
Food and Health, Prevention

Research has shown that keeping out gut microbiome healthy may be beneficial to our immune systems, waistlines, and risk for chronic disease. Our gut microbiome may even impact our sleep! A new study from Japan, conducted on mice, included a control group and experimental group. The experimental group was...
Food and Health, Prevention

Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. Other good food sources of zinc include legumes (dried beans and peas), nuts, some types of seafood, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products. Here...