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Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Dr Joseph Mercola 
 Article Title :: If You Want to Keep Your Brain Healthy You Need This Nutrient
Older people who eat food containing high amounts of folate, which is found in many leafy green vegetables and fruits, can cut their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by more than half.This may eventually lead to a means of keeping Alzheimer's at bay. Right now, there is no preventive therapy for the neurological disease.Ten-Year StudyA 10-year study showed that people who consume at least 400 micrograms of folate a day (the recommended daily allowance of the vitamin) experienced a 55 pecent lower risk of developing the disease.Folate reduces blood levels of homocysteine, a substance that can injure brain cells. Foods rich in folate include oranges, brocco  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Dr Joseph Mercola 
 Article Title :: Soy Ruled No Health Food
The Israeli Health Ministry recently issued a health advisory strongly recommending that soy foods be eaten only in moderation. They also recommended that soy formula be avoided altogether by infants.A Host of DisordersThere are hundreds of studies linking soy with such disorders as:Digestive problemsThyroid dysfunctionADD and ADHDDementiaReproductive disordersCancerPhytoestrogens are the CulpritThe Israeli Ministry based its advice on the findings of a panel of nutritionists, oncologists, pediatricians and other specialists who spent over a year looking at the available evidence. They concluded that the phytoestrogens in s  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Susan Burke 
 Article Title :: Morning Glory: Top 10 GI Breakfasts
Breakfast is a very important meal -- it can either make or break your day. Why? Because your body can't run on empty.That's why it's so important to refuel in the morning. Taking that "engine analogy" one step further, your engine won't run with sugar in the gas tank. That's why your breakfast meal should be high-test fuel, the type of fuel that will get you out on the highway, operating smoothly.The eDiets GI Diet plan incorporates research that supports including high-fiber, unrefined carbohydrates, such as whole grains and whole grain cereals and breads, plus starchy vegetables, crunchy and cruciferous vegetables, whole fruit and lean protein. It excludes foods that con  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: John McGran 
 Article Title :: Chicken Scoop: Fast Food Cries Fowl!
WARNING: Today's column features plenty of fowl language.Let's talk chicken. Fast food chicken. We'll chew on the nutritional info surrounding the sandwiches, subs, salads... even the new "chicken fries" recently trotted out by Burger King.Every savvy dieter knows white meat chicken is a yummy part of a healthy eating plan. So why are the nutritional numbers so scary at your favorite fast food joint? Flock this way and check out the latest offerings including McDonald's new line of premium chicken sandwiches.By now, you must have seen the ads featuring the so-called premium sandwiches. When McDonald's launches a new product, they saturate the market wit  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Carolina Diaz-Bordon 
 Article Title :: 10 Reasons To Eat Your Veggies
You built miniature forts with them on your plate. You made a million different art masterpieces with them, your favorite being the smiley face. At times they even became your instant weapons of dinner-table destruction. You'd simply put them on your fork then point them towards your target and fire. Most of the time, however, the war was between you and them. You'd be forced to sit at the table just staring at them for what seemed like centuries. No dessert, no playtime, no fun, not until you ate your stupid veggies.If you grew up thinking that veggies were you worst enemies, then it's time to make peace. There's a reason those drill sergeants, a.k.a. your parents, tortured you e  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Carolina Diaz-Bordon 
 Article Title :: Shake It Off: Salty Foods To Skip
Look out! You are being followed. In the mornings, when you're minding your own business, eating your Puffy Pops cereal, it's there. Somewhere lurking in the offerings of that all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, it lingers. When you're sipping on your favorite sports drink, it lies in wait. As you reach for a handful of buttered popcorn, a soft pretzel and a large soda, you guessed it -- it's there.No matter where you turn, day or night, rain or shine, it can worm its way into your life and leave you thirsty for more. It's salt and there's really no way to keep it from infiltrating your diet and your life. Unless you pay careful attention.If you're like most people, chances are   (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Stewart Hare 
 Article Title :: Mineral Absorption
A large range of minerals are vital for a healthy body and recommended daily allowances of these mineral have been published to address these health concerns. Just by consuming the recommended daily allowance in minerals is not the answer to the problem of mineral deficiency, the problem in mineral deficiency is the absorption of minerals.?Absorption is the process in which nutrients are passed into the bloodstream. The absorption of minerals by the body is affected by many factors. Different minerals have different absorption rates, mineral absorption rate is affected by an unhealthy diet, diet can also affect absorption level by influencing the elimination rate, the condition of   (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Stewart Hare 
 Article Title :: Minerals
In an ideal world, we would get all our minerals from the food that we eat. However, in general we do not eat enough healthy foods to supply these minerals. GM crops, depleted soil, intensive farming and live stock rearing all produce food products which are lacking in minerals. The essential minerals we need to maintain a healthy body are Calcium, Chlorine, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Vanadium and Zinc.Calcium is an important mineral and about 90% of calcium absorbed from the diet goes straight into the teeth and bones. Adults need a daily intake of between 700 and 1000mg. Ca  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Penny Williams 
 Article Title :: The Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a plant that looks like a cactus, but is actually a member of the lily family. It grows in Africa, Asia and the warmer parts of America and Europe. The particular kind of Aloe Vera used for natural remedies has the Latin name Aloe barbadensis and its leaves contain a gel that is rich in therapeutic properties.Aloe has been used medicinally for over 6,000 years. The ancient Egyptians used it to heal battle wounds and cure infections. The early Greeks used it for relieving blisters, burns and leg ulcers as well as healing bowel and stomach disorders.Today it is found in health products in the form of gels, juices and creams, and also as an ingredient in some c  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Ben Lynch 
 Article Title :: The 12 Most Pesticide-Ridden Fruits and Veggies
I will never forget the day my mom told me to wash strawberries. As a typical inquisitive 4 year old, I asked, 'Why?' Because fruit pickers pick their nose was her response. I then washed them - sometimes.Now as a 31 year old, I buy organic produce which must mean it is free from boogers and by all means, it best be free from pesticides. But as a med student with a wife, two kids and a mortgage, the wallet feels stress when buying organic produce.Demand has gone up for organic products, especially in Seattle, which has lowered the cost some; but not enough during the rough financial times.So I find myself wondering which of the non-organic veggies and fruits are the s  (read full article)
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