Nutrition

My plate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only around 25% …

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A cooking game changer: try an air fryer for healthy fast food

A cooking game changer: try an air fryer for healthy fast food

Comment this story Comment As a health columnist, I spend a lot of time writing about the benefits of healthy eating. But many nights, I end up asking myself the same question: What can I make for dinner tonight that’s quick, nutritious, and the whole family will enjoy? Like many people who juggle work, childcare, …

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Weight Loss Tips: Is Your Metabolic Rate Influenced By Genetics?

Weight Loss Tips: Is Your Metabolic Rate Affected By Genetics?

You can still improve your metabolism even if you have a genetically slow metabolism The chemical process that maintains your health is called your metabolism. It moves at different rates depending on the person. More calories are left behind and are more likely to be stored as fat in those with a slow metabolism. Those …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Metabolic Health, From a PhD in Nutrition

Excess adiposity, insulin resistance and leptin resistance are a trio to avoid (or improve). Obesity reduces insulin sensitivity12 overtime. This insulin resistance makes us less metabolically flexible, making it difficult to burn fat and calories. And insulin resistance fuels leptin resistance, further exacerbating fat metabolism and regulation. Family physician Bindiya Gandhi, MD, has previously explained …

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The Green Mediterranean Diet Reduces Visceral Fat Twice As Much As The Mediterranean Diet And 10% More Than A Healthy Diet – Neuroscience News

Summary: A modified version of the Mediterranean diet called the Green Mediterranean Diet, which consists of fortified dietary polyphenols such as green tea, nuts and duckweed, and a decrease in red meats, reduced more visceral fat than the traditional Mediterranean diet or a traditional diet. Source: Ben Gurion University of the Negev The Green Mediterranean …

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Ten minutes of aerobic exercise with exposure therapy shown to reduce PTSD symptoms – Neuroscience News

Summary: Increasing exposure therapy with ten minutes of aerobic exercise reduces the severity of PTSD symptoms for up to six months after completing a nine-week treatment. Source: University of New South Wales Exposure therapy is one of the main treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but up to half of patients do not respond to …

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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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