Weight Loss

Researchers recently compared the nutrient value of non-fried potatoes with that of refined grains, addressing the question, are potatoes bad carbs? In many popular diet plans, such as keto and paleo, the plain white potato gets a bad rap. Deemed as a “starchy” vegetable, they are either prohibited in these diet plans altogether or are
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Cognitive impairment and dementia are significant conditions affecting women as they age, with a reported two-thirds of instances of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia seen in women. Previous research has found associations between diet and cognitive function, however large, well-designed studies have been significantly lacking. Given the relative ease of dietary interventions, this might be
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Researchers have consistently shown that there is a strong association between what we eat and our health. For instance, studies show that the dietary intake of flavanols and procyanidins are associated with cardiovascular health. Flavanols are bioactive compounds that can be found in many foods such as apples, blueberries, grapes, pears, and cocoa. A flavanol
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Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,
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Kids were more likely to choose healthy foods versus unhealthy foods after watching a 10-minute cooking show clip showcasing fruits and vegetables. Is your child eating too much junk food? Wondering how to get your kids to eat healthy? According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, children are more
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that can have a significant effect on a person’s quality of life. People who have IBS commonly report digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. Some people experience additional symptoms, such as generalized body pain and poor social functioning. Doctors are still not sure
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