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...
 

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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

What foods contain Vitamin A? Foods contain two different forms of Vitamin A: preformed Vitamin A (retinol and reinyl ester) that are found in dairy products, eggs, fish, and meat; and provitamin A carotenoids which includes beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin found in plants such as leafy green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale, romaine lettuce) and orange ... Sources of Vitamin A: Food vs Supplements


Although the benefits of calorie restriction have been known for a while, new research shows the nitty gritty of cellular pathways and how eating less protects against aging...


When I was a kid, our church youth group had a fund raising project… making apple cider. As a group, we to an orchard to get the apples. I remember picking some off the tree, but I also remember picking them off the ground. Some of us even used...