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Healthy Eating with Pomegranates

Healthy eating plans are enhanced with pomegranates. They are especially popular around the holidays.   Healthy Eating Pomegranates Are the “Fruits of Paradise” Since ancient times pomegranates have been called “fruits of paradise” for good reason. The name is derived from the Latin words for “apple” and “seeded.” Many scholars

  • ass sardines to your diabetic diet

Diabetic Diets Benefit from Omega-3 Foods

Diabetic diets should contain a variety of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Most of us think of salmon when we think of foods high in omega-3s.  Another often overlooked healthy source is sardines. Sardines are one of the best sources of omega-3 fats, containing 1.8 g of

  • modest weight loss yields health benefits

Small Weight Loss Brings Big Health Benefits

Weight loss in even small amounts, as little as 5% of your body weight, yields surprisingly large health benefits. When thinking about weight loss, we often have an “ideal” body weight in mind or an ultimate weight loss goal. It’s very common for people to think that unless they lose

  • healthy nutrition may prevent cancer

Healthy Nutrition May Prevent Cancer

Healthy nutrition may help prevent cancer. While there is no single superfood that can prevent cancer, a holistic healthy nutrition approach is likely to be most beneficial. What foods you consume makes a big difference in terms of how your body functions and whether is remains disease free. Food is

  • why all diets fail

Why Diets Don’t Work

Diets never work in the long run because they are just a time out from facing the 200+ food decisions we have to make every day. Four professionals express their opinions on why diets fail. My Take on Why Diets Never Work When we follow diets we allow someone else

  • nutritionists recommend full-fat dairy

Why Nutritionists Recommend Full-Fat Dairy

Nutritionists are now starting to recommend full-fat dairy over low-fat or nonfat offerings. For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions. The rationale for the recommendation was that full-fat milk products are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans also

  • why nutritionists are skeptical of nutrition research

Why Nutritionists are Skeptical of Nutrition Research

Nutritionists look at all nutrition studies with a healthy dose of skepticism. There’s good reason to do so. It seems like there’s a new study with some sort of dietary health recommendation every week, and often the latest results contradict what we’ve heard before. For example, recently a study came

  • healthy weight loss doesn't include detoxing

Healthy Weight Loss Diets Don’t Start with Detoxing

Healthy weight loss diets don’t start with or include detoxing. But, many people who are looking for healthy weight loss are tempted to get a jump start with a detox cleanse. In fact, at one time or another, most of us have been tempted by the promises of detoxes. It's

  • a diet for high blood pressure lowers BP

A Diet for High Blood Pressure Yields Results

A diet for high blood pressure can produce notable results in only 16-weeks. The Health Impact of Hypertension High blood pressure is common. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimate that hypertension affects almost half of adults living in the U.S., and that many of those affected don't know that they

  • healthy diet programs focus on food choices

Healthy Diet Programs Focus on Food Selection

Healthy diet programs focus on food selection as much as calories. Some dieters get too fixated on reducing calories or on proportions of macronutrients to the exclusion of paying attention to what they are eating. In terms of long-term weight loss and health, food choices will matter at least as