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Longer School Lunch Means Healthier Eating

Longer lunch periods at school mean healthier eating for children.

Research shows when school children have ample time at the lunch table the likelihood they will eat fruits and vegetables increases dramatically.

, July 26, 2021


Whole Grains Better for Waist Size and Much More

Whole grains keep you healthier as you age.

Middle-aged and older adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily experienced smaller increases in blood pressure, blood sugar and waist size over time than those who averaged less than one serving per day.

, July 19, 2021


Lack of Tryptophan Tied to Increased Inflammation

Tryptophan does more than make us sleepy.

Researchers have found tryptophan plays a critical role in gut health and helps keep inflammation under control as we age.

, June 24, 2021


Skipping Breakfast Puts You in a Nutrition Deficit

Skipping breakfast may mean more than hunger for your body.

Researchers at Ohio State University found adults who skip breakfast are likely to be low on nutrients commonly found in breakfast foods all day.

, June 21, 2021


Vegan Diet has Benefits and Drawbacks for Children

Good heart health but bad bone health could come from vegan diets for children.

Researchers at University College London found children on a vegan diet had better heart health than children who ate meat but had several nutritional deficiencies that stunted their growth and affected bone health.

, June 14, 2021


Plant Protein Similar to Animal Protein for Building Muscle

Study suggests the amount of protein is more important than the source.

Researchers in Brazil saw similar gains in strength and muscle mass for study participants who worked out whether they consumed a vegan or omnivorous diet.

, May 24, 2021


More Fruits and Vegetables Means Less Stress

Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet may help you better cope with stress.

Scientists in Australia discovered those in their study who ate the most fruits and vegetables had 10 percent lower stress levels than those who ate less.

, May 17, 2021


Sardines Helped Study Patients Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Adding sardines to your diet could be good for your blood sugar.

Spanish researchers have now found regular sardine consumption can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in those most susceptible.

, May 10, 2021


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