Nutrition

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The benefits of flaxseeds (plus 4 easy ways to add them to your diet)

Seasonal fruits and vegetables pack a lot of nutritional content: everything from vitamins to minerals, and more. In the winter, vegetables like squash and sweet potatoes provide much, but not all, of what our bodies need to function. Enter the flax seeds. One of the oldest crops in the world, flaxseed is packed with nutritional …

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Amaranth: the underrated protein-rich grain that can help you fight inflammation

Amaranth: the underrated protein-rich grain that can help you fight inflammation

Looking to mix up your grit game? Popular options like quinoa, buckwheat, oats, and millet are great choices, but without amaranth, you’re missing out on a great addition to your meals. You may not be familiar with this grain, but it dates back thousands of years in the human diet. According to the Whole Grains …

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2 Antioxidants in Leafy Greens, Tea Linked to Slower Memory Decline

2 Antioxidants in Leafy Greens, Tea Linked to Slower Memory Decline

Flavonols are a class of antioxidant compounds found in tea, red wine, broccoli, beans, tomatoes, and leeks that possess anti-inflammatory properties. Evidence, mostly from animal studies, suggests that a higher intake of flavonols may protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. A recent longitudinal study found that a higher dietary intake of flavonols was linked to …

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The benefits of flaxseeds (plus 4 easy ways to add them to your diet)

The benefits of flaxseeds (plus 4 easy ways to add them to your diet)

Seasonal fruits and vegetables pack a lot of nutritional content: everything from vitamins to minerals, and more. In the winter, vegetables like squash and sweet potatoes provide much, but not all, of what our bodies need to function. Enter the flax seeds. One of the oldest crops in the world, flaxseed is packed with nutritional …

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"I'm a dietitian, and that's where I think intermittent fasting really makes sense for someone"

“I’m a dietitian, and that’s where I think intermittent fasting really makes sense for someone”

“Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commissions or revenue on certain articles via the links below.” Intermittent fasting has been a buzzword for a few years now, and it’s understandable to have questions about it. After all, there are *lots* of big claims about intermittent fasting, with some people swearing it does everything from improving …

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The salt controversy

The salt controversy

Is eating too much salt really harmful? Traditional medical advice and routine doctor visits may have convinced you that’s a definite “yes,” but the science is anything but uniform. So why isn’t this reflected in routine clinical practice? The salt controversy does more than raise questions about how much salt is too much; it points …

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Those who add potatoes – high in carbs and dense – to their plate get full faster, preventing them from trying to fill up on more calorie-dense foods later on.

A puree made in heaven! POTATOES can help you lose weight, say scientists

Those looking to lose weight have long been told to avoid carbohydrate-rich foods. But even though it may seem counterintuitive, scientists now believe that starchy potatoes could be the secret to weight loss. Indeed, at mealtimes, people tend to eat the same weight of food to feel full, regardless of the number of calories in …

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