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Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people have early signs of the disease.There are numerous unanswered questions in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Food And Drinks To Fight The Cold And Flu
There’s nothing fun about having a cold or the flu. Weak muscles, headaches, a stuffy nose and feeling sick to your stomach is common. But according to the experts, just drinking water is not enough to rebound quickly from a nasty bug.  “Your body is under stress from the infection,” Zhaoping Li, director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles, told The Huffington Post. “We need to repair or support [the immune system].”  Luckily, there are a handful of foods and drinks that may help bolster and replenish your body while it fights ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you should eat for a healthy smile
London-based nutritionist Rick Hay says bright yellow and orange foods are rich in beta-carotene - which helps to keep mucous membranes healthy, keeping the gums in good condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidants and lung cancer risk
An epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer. The study authors found that vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers while beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene play the same role in male heavy smokers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Antioxidants and lung cancer risk
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) An epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer. The study authors found that vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers while beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene play the same role in male heavy smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Five-a-day of fruit and veg is good, but '10 is better'
Conclusion This research supports the idea that the more fruit and veg you eat the better – at least, up to 10 portions (800g) a day. It also suggests the number of people who die early might be reduced if they were to eat more than the current recommended guideline daily amount. However, before we take this at face value, there are some important considerations: There are likely to be many confounding factors that may have affected the results. It might be that people who eat a lot of fruit and veg are also more likely to be physically active, consume less alcohol, not smoke and be a healthy weight...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

A Closer Look at Vitamin A
Want Improved Health (and Shiny Hair)? 5 Aspects of Vitamin A to Consider We're all familiar with the phrase "you are what you eat." Some of us have even uttered it once or twice when trying to convince family members - or ourselves - to choose healthy foods. After all, eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and protein-filled food fuels our body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. But, let's face it. We can't always get everything we need from our diet. For some of us, supplements can offer the exact nutrients our bodies are deficient in. Whether we get our vitamins from natur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging
This study contributes to a line of evidence which suggests that particular nutrients may be important for slowing specific aspects of aging in the brain,” Zamroziewicz said. “This work helps us understand how certain components of a healthy diet may improve specific aspects of brain health.” While it’s too early to make specific dietary recommendations based on these findings, it can’t hurt to boost your brain power with these delicious kale recipes.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels
Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Bco1, an enzyme that metabolizes beta carotene, may play a vital role in testosterone metabolism as well, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

5 Classic Holiday Foods With Anti-Aging Benefits
When you think of Thanksgiving, typically all-day feasting, followed by bloating, weight gain and a food coma probably come to mind. But what if we told you that better skin and anti-aging benefits could also come from the holiday buffet? While your willpower might be wearing thin around this time of year, we’ve rounded up some of the healthier choices you can make over the holidays ― choices that are packed with an age-fighting punch.  1. Cranberries You either love them or hate them, but cranberries are a staple no holiday meal would be complete without. These tangy berries can be found in many forms, from ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites
Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, you think, these things aren’t so bad, but then you stare down at the flat, pale pancake of liquid protein and think to yourself: Why do I do this to myself? You do it because you were told to. We all were. Until just recently, experts warned that dietary cholesterol causes spikes in blood cholesterol, which in turn clogs arteries and hurts the heart. Cholesterol is found in the yellows, not the whites, so down the drain went the yolks. Left behi...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized cholesterol Diet/Nutrition egg egg white egg whites egg whites 24/7 egg yolk egg yolks smoking lutein Source Type: news

AAO: Fruit and Caffeine May Reduce AMD Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Micronutrient analysis also found protective effect of fiber, beta carotene, vitamins C and E (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - October 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Well: Since Milk Is White, Why Is Butter Yellow?
Cows that eat grass and flowers store the yellow pigment beta carotene, found naturally in those plants, in their fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Butter Ask Well Source Type: news

Add These 6 Superfoods To Your Diet This Fall
Fall is right around the corner and many superfoods will hit their peak season. The autumn harvest brings a wide variety of healthy and delicious produce, from winter squash and sweet potatoes to pears and apples. We also often tend to crave different foods as the seasons turn. Here are some fall favorites to boost your health and your taste buds. Apples Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories. We have lots of varieties to choose from, from sweet to tart. Be sure to eat the skin which contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. As the weather cools off, I recommend a baked apple for dessert. Add ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purslane production practices enhance nutritional value
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A study evaluated the influence of nitrogen fertility levels on biomass and concentrations of nutritionally important carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in purslane. Two purslane cultivars were grown in nutrient solution culture under four nitrogen concentrations. Results showed no influence of nitrogen treatment concentration on purslane shoot tissue fresh weight accumulation. Nitrogen treatment significantly influenced purslane shoot tissue beta-carotene, lutein, neoxanthin, total carotenoids, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll, and the chlorophyll a to b ratio. ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

False Promises: Avoid ‘Miracle’ Rice and Just Eat a Carrot
Vandana Shiva. (Photo: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva film)By Dr Vandana ShivaNEW DELHI, Aug 10 2016 (IPS)Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015.Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering. How many Nobel laureates does it take to write a letter? Easily ascertained — the dead Gilman and 106 others were enlisted in “supporting GMOs and golden rice”. Correct answer — 107, dead or alive.The laureates were rounded up by Val ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vandana Shiva 2 Tags: Biodiversity Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin
We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves. To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that. Some of our biggest beauty concerns have to do with appearance of aging skin - wrinkles, discoloration, adult acne, and sagging skin. There are many factors that can determine how well ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood or a Super Scam?
A juice bar/health food restaurant located along my dog walking route is always crowded with diners sitting at sidewalk tables and eating large mounds of a mud colored food with the consistency of chocolate pudding. The mud, upon closer inspection, is dark purple and served with chunks of banana and sprinkles of granola. The diners are usually wearing yoga pants, running shorts or biking gear, and are so fully engaged in eating their bowl of purple stuff that they are not even looking at their cell phones. "Do you know what they are eating?" I asked my dog walking companion. "It is Acai," she responded...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turns Out Eating Too Many Carrots Really Can Turn Your Skin Orange
Carrots are some of the most versatile veggies in the produce aisle. Whether they're shredded in a salad, roasted in the oven, juiced for a smoothie or baked in a cake, carrots are an appropriate ingredient for every meal of the day. But as nutritious and delicious as they are, carrots also prove that too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad. And by bad, we mean Oompa Loompa bad. Fact: Eating too many carrots can actually turn your skin orange. It's a medical condition known as carotenemia and, aside from the shock you'll get from seeing your skin turn a cartoonish color, the condition is generally har...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yes, We Need No GMO Bananas
Another skirmish in the global battle over GMOs has broken out -- this time at Iowa State University. Recently, a coalition of students delivered a petition with 57,309 signatures to ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences protesting an upcoming human feeding trial of genetically engineered (GE) bananas. The petition, addressed to the college and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was simultaneously delivered to by AGRA Watch to the Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle. If the experiment takes place, twelve female ISU students will be paid $900 each to eat the bananas in what is billed as one of the first hu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can nutritional supplements impact genetic hearing loss in children?
An enhanced diet helped reduce hearing loss in mice with the genetic mutation most commonly responsible for childhood deafness. The study found that an antioxidant regimen of beta carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamins C and E and magnesium helped slow progression of hereditary deafness in the mice with a connexin 26 gene deletion. Mutations in this gene are a leading cause of genetic hearing loss in many populations. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Simple Tips to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
National nutrition month (NNM) is a nutrition education campaign sponsored yearly by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This year's NNM theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Here are smart tips to help you eat healthier this month. 1. Mind your portions and eat slowly. One of the best ways to "savor the flavor" is to chew our food well instead of shoveling it in. This will not only help us eat less, but we will be able to actually taste and enjoy what we are eating. 2. Include fruits and vegetables at each meal. Sprinkle in berries to your yogurt, add a colorful green salad to your lunch, and inc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating carrots could slash the risk of breast cancer by 60%
Carrots and other vegetables are rich in beta-carotene - a naturally occurring chemical - is thought to have a protective effect, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New theory about migraine triggers published
ConclusionThe study brings together evidence in support of a plausible theory about the causes of migraine. However, the evidence is very mixed in quality. Although the author says all triggers have the potential to cause oxidative stress, the link for some triggers is quite weak. For example, he says in the study it is unclear whether excessive mental work can cause oxidation, and that the role of oestrogen is not clear. Because of the difficulty of showing the effects of oxidative stress on the brain, most of the evidence is from animal studies on mice or rats, or studies of what happens to cells in test tubes or petri d...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Red Meat and Cancer: 6 Expert Nutrition Tips
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that earlier this week the World Health Organization declared processed meat as definitively carcinogenic to humans and red meat as "probably" carcinogenic. As a nutritionist and an avid follower of dietary trends and analysis, I found this one interesting. Vegetarians and vegans rejoiced and the media cranked out a combination of sensationalist and alarmist headlines. Carnivores wept and twitter became the venue for massive amounts of bacon-related defiance and hilarity: @thepunningman "In your face, World Health Organisation. The bacon I bought this morni...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer, Diet and Healthy Living: Putting All the Pieces Together
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is diagnosed in over 220,000 women each year in the US. With one in eight or 12.3 percent of women being diagnosed, what can we do to prevent breast cancer or at the very least reduce our risk? We have all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." If we can control breast cancer through our diet and healthy living, we can focus more on prevention as a viable means to reduce the incidence of this common cancer affecting so many of our family and friends. Diets High in Animal Fat The Nurses' Health Study II showed "premenopausal women who ate diets high ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science
Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient. But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are somehow less nutritious than the same foods cooked on the stove or in a conventional oven. As it turns out, scientists say, microwaved foods may be more nutritious that you probably thought. "In general, microwaving results in less loss of nutrients compared with boiling and frying," Dr. Guy Crosby, adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told The Huffington Po...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science
Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient. But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are somehow less nutritious than the same foods cooked on the stove or in a conventional oven. As it turns out, scientists say, microwaved foods may be more nutritious that you probably thought. "In general, microwaving results in less loss of nutrients compared with boiling and frying," Dr. Guy Crosby, adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told The Huffington Po...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Journal retraction of unethical Golden Rice study by deceitful scientist approved by judge
(NaturalNews) In 2014, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition announced its plans to retract a study that had supposedly proven that genetically engineered (GE) "golden rice" provided as much vitamin A to children as a beta-carotene supplement. The first author of that paper,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Says Vegan Mayonnaise Can’t Be Called Mayo
Vegan mayonnaise—which by definition doesn’t contain eggs—can’t be marketed as mayonnaise, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Hampton Creek Foods, Inc., a health foods company whose best known product is a vegan, egg-free mayonnaise called Just Mayo, was sent a warning letter from the FDA on Aug. 12. “According to the standard of identity for mayonnaise, egg is a required ingredient,” said the letter, which was released Tuesday and was signed by William A. Cornell, Jr., the FDA’s director of the office of compliance. “[H]owever, based on the ingredient information...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: tanyabasutime Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition FDA mayonnaise Vegan Source Type: news

Is Yoga the Next New 'Antioxidant'?
Have you ever wondered why people who do yoga often look a lot younger than their age? A new study on yoga might have some answers. A study in the July 2015 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that 12 weeks of yoga amped up the body's natural defense system against toxins. Yoga raised the level of natural antioxidants in the body and strengthened the immune system. What are antioxidants and why are they important for our health? When we process food for energy or when we are exposed to toxins like air pollution or ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, our body produces harmful byproducts called free radic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Panic! It's Just A Blood-Red Lake.
Tuz Golu, a salt lake in Aksaray, Turkey, looks like the devil's swimming pool now that a massive algae bloom has turned it a bizarre shade of pink. But fear not -- the color change isn't a sign of the apocalypse, or an ecological disaster. Rosy Dunaliella salina algae are totally harmless, and pinken the lake every year.  The lake water evaporates in the heat of the summer, killing plankton that usually eat the algae, Stony Brook University marine ecology research professor Christopher Gobler explained to ABC News.   "So now, the algae is thriving and will probably [be] red until the lak...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods
Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Barclay Source Type: news

Out Of Coffee? Eat These 10 Foods For Energy Instead
Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market By Gina Vaynshteyn for Thrive Market Like most people who struggle to stay awake during the day, I absolutely need a cup of coffee to get me going -- and stay going. Caffeine is fine in moderation, and an addict probably shouldn't eliminate it cold turkey, but nobody should be relying on coffee alone to keep their energy up. Luckily, there are other foods that provide that same, lasting jolt. You don't need that afternoon latte to perk you up -- just work in one of these healthy snacks. 1. Almonds (or really any kind of nuts) No matter how many times we hear about their numerous he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 Prevents New Skin Cancers In Study
Literally millions of people take vitamins in the hopes that doing so will improve their health – but scientific evidence has pointed to vitamin supplementation being useless or worse. Beta carotene supplements may actually increase mortality, as might vitamin E and vitamin A. Other seemingly promising supplements, like fish oil for heart disease, have seen their promise dissipate. The best advice seems to be to just eat a healthy diet. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower
By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race
Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon -- they're essential. And with both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon right around the corner, we spoke with Pam Nisevich Bede, a registered dietitian, Runner’s World contributor and experienced marathoner, to gain insight into the best ways to carb-load in the days before a big race. "When you put months and months and hours and hours into your training, you want to make the most out of race day," Bede said. "And when you introduce more ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes
Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds. In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the regular potato has been treated like the bad guy. High carb, high glycemic index, loaded with antinutrients? Is the plain old potato really so bad? Here's the real deal: Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes deserve a place in your diet. You can eat both as part of a well-balanced, whole fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two helpings of spinach a day knocks 11 YEARS off your brain age
It is thought that vitamin K, folate or vitamin B9, and the natural colourings lutein and beta-carotene were behind the effects, say researchers from Rusg University, Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in the Philippines at the Forefront of the Health Food Movement
In the Philippines, 22 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, and 32 percent of children are stunted. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, Mar 20 2015 (IPS)When Tinay Alterado’s team from ARUGAAN, an organisation of women healthcare advocates, visited Eastern Visayas, a region of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, they noticed that the relief and rescue sites were flooded with donated milk formula, which nursing mothers were feeding to their babies in vast quantities.Milk formula was one of the hundreds of relief items that streamed into the affected region in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Climate Change Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Source Type: news

Spice Up Nutrition Month With the Peruvian Superfoods Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, making for the perfect moment to check in with your eating. Believe it or not, there are still new discoveries in the world of nutrition -- it's an exciting time to explore healthy and delicious foods you might not already know. That's why I'm using this opportunity to introduce the Peruvian Superfoods diet. Peruvian superfoods, direct from the Andes and the Amazon, promise multiple health benefits with a Latin American flair. Fortunately, these once-obscure products are now available in mainstream American supermarkets. The Peruvian diet has an extraordinary number of superfoods, enough...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Carrots Really Help You See Better? Here's What Science Says
Mom always said eating carrots would boost your eyesight. Was she right? Carrots are a good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a nutrient that's essential for healthy eyes, according to a new video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series (above). But you can get add the vitamin A you need from peas, spinach, mangoes, and other foods--even cheese. So why are carrots often singled out? The answer to that question dates back to World War II, when the Brits were trying hard to keep new radar technology a secret from the enemy. "This fancy new radar system gave pilots a huge advantage,&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale
In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell. In the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale -- the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens. It's universally recognized that kale anything--kale chips, kale pesto, kale face cream -- instantly imparts a health halo. Even 7-Eleven is making over its image by offering kale cold-pressed juices. And yes, kale ha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news