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An Avocado a Day Keeps Your Tummy Happy

Avocados are good for the microbes in your digestive tract.

Researchers from the University of Illinois found study participants who ate an avocado a day improved their gut health by increasing the amount and the diversity of healthy gut microbes in their digestive tract.

, January 04, 2021


Ultra-Processed Foods Could Shorten Your Life

Study shows eating processed foods could lead to a premature death.

Researchers in Italy found consumption of what they termed ultra-processed foods led to a 26 percent increase in all-cause mortality and a 58 percent increase in death from cardiovascular disease.

, December 23, 2020


Is EPA Better than DHA for Inflammation?

Two are better than one when it comes to forms of essential fatty acids from fish oil

Scientists found EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) work differently on inflammation and each plays an important role in immune system function.

, December 14, 2020


Vitamin D Linked to Healthy Gut Microbiome

A healthy gut could be directly related to the amount of vitamin D circulating in your blood.

Researchers from the University of California-San Diego found a link between gut health and levels of active vitamin D in older men.

, December 07, 2020


Eating Dried Fruit Linked to Better Health

Dried fruit can be a good substitute for fresh if you avoid the added sugar.

Researchers from Penn State University found people who ate dried fruit like raisins and apples were generally healthier and had higher levels of key nutrients than those who did not eat dried fruits, even though they consumed more total calories.

, November 30, 2020


Mediterranean Diet Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

More good news for fans of the Mediterranean diet when it comes to your health.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found overweight women who adhered to a Mediterranean-like diet were 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

, November 20, 2020


Childhood IQ Linked to Pregnant Mom’s Vitamin D Levels

The nutrition of a pregnant woman affects the mental development of her child.

Scientists from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute found higher levels of a mom’s vitamin D level during pregnancy correlated to greater childhood IQ scores.

, November 09, 2020


Veggies That Can Keep Your Arteries Clear

Learn which vegetables protect you from calcium build up in your arteries.

Australian scientists found older women who ate more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts were much less likely to have extensive calcium build-up on their aorta, which is a key marker for structural blood vessel disease.

, October 19, 2020


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