Nutrition

How to reduce salt and sodium in your diet

How to reduce salt and sodium in your diet

You can help prevent and control high blood pressure by cutting down on salt and other forms of sodium. Try to consume no more than...
Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions

Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs,...
What food you should eat to have a healthy heart

What food you should eat to have a healthy heart

Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and...
How to tame a snack attack to protect your heart

How to tame a snack attack to protect your heart

Many snacks, including many types of cookies, crackers, and chips, are high in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories. But that doesn’t mean...
Should you take vitamin E supplements

Should you take vitamin E supplements?

Until recently, it was believed that antioxidant vitamins, particularly vitamin E and beta carotene, might protect against heart disease and stroke, as well as...
Vitamin D may improve sunburn

Vitamin D could improve sunburn

High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial out...
How to use mineral to control blood pressure

How to use mineral to control blood pressure

Certain mineral-rich foods can help keep blood pressure levels healthy. For example, a diet rich in potassium can help to both prevent and control high...
What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

If you have high blood pressure or prehypertension, you may want to follow an eating plan called DASH. DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop...
Eating protein three times a day could make our seniors stronger

Eating protein three times a day could make our seniors stronger

Researchers link protein distribution to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead...
Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis

Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis

Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a...