Nutrition


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High-Sugar Diet Could Compromise Your Immune System

Adding extra nutrients to your diet to improve your immune system could be undone by not eliminating sugar.

European researchers have concluded a diet high in the processed sugar fructose could inhibit the proper functioning of the immune system through increased inflammation.

, March 01, 2021


Compound in Apples Found to Protect the Brain

Apples could provide benefits to the brain similar to exercise.

Researchers in Australia and Germany found in a laboratory setting with mice that natural compounds found in apples helped stimulate the production of new brain cells in a similar fashion to what happens when people exercise.

, February 15, 2021


Bleeding Gums May Signal Vitamin C Deficiency

Bleeding Gums may mean more than you need to brush and floss more.

A new study from the University of Washington School of Dentistry shows bleeding gums could be the result of low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream.

, February 08, 2021


Fat But Fit is Still Bad for the Heart

It's not enough just to be fit, you need to be trim as well.

Spanish researchers have found physical activity is not enough to undo the negative effects of excess body weight on the heart.

, January 25, 2021


Gut Health Linked to Sleep Health

A healthy gut microbiome may be important to healthy sleep.

Japanese researchers found mice with depleted gut bacteria had trouble producing serotonin which they believe led to difficulty sleeping.

, January 18, 2021


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


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