Nutrition


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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


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


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