Nutrition

Broccoli

Broccoli May Slow Age Decline

Posted on June 20, 2018

A foundational aspect of a healthy diet is to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.  A healthy diet can help to lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.  This is especially ideal if you eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. Vegetables contain antioxidants and […]

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Oil

Fake Olive Oil?

Posted on June 6, 2018

Over the past 35 years the consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S.  It has gone from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. Oil became more widely used with the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and made the oil a $16 billion a year industry. […]

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Fiery Essential Oil

Posted on June 5, 2018

An oil that is packed with benefits that may greatly uplift your body and mind is Amyris oil.  It isn’t as valuable as sandalwood, but it offers amazing health perks that will make you want more of this herbal oil.   The Amyris derives from the Rutaceae botanical family and known as West Indian/Indies sandalwood. […]

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Honey Bee Brood, the Future of Food?

Posted on May 31, 2018

The larvae and pupae of drones is honey bee brood that has great potential as a food source.  Many countries, including Mexico, Thailand and Australia, eat it as a delicacy. The brood has a nutty flavor with a crunchy texture when eaten cooked or dried.  It is used as a versatile ingredient in soups and […]

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hospital_meal

Hospital Nutrition

Posted on May 30, 2018

          Proper nutrition is vital to staying healthy but it’s more critical for patients recovering in the hospital.  The Advocate Health Care and Abbott completed a new study that optimized nutrition care while in the hospital and found it could help reduce 30-day readmission rates by 27% and the average hospital […]

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sweet_potato

Love Those Sweet Potatoes!

Posted on May 29, 2018

I ran across an article written by Ana Sandoiu about a great benefit of sweet potato wastewater. Most of us use those sweet, creamy sweet potatoes in all those great and tasty holiday pies and treats. They are healthy and nutritious but in addition to this, there is new research that suggests even the cooking […]

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salad

Oh, Those Bagged Salads!

Posted on May 25, 2018

          Robert Preidt, a HealthDay Reporter, wrote an interesting article on bagged salads.  Researchers have found that prepackaged salads may promote the growth of salmonella bacteria.  If you find even slight damage to leaves in the salad bags, they can release juices that encourage the spread of salmonella.  The juices also […]

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Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on May 23, 2018

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many amazing curative powers for a huge number of ills.  It has an ability to balance your pH, increase good gut bacteria and help to control your weight, among many other uses.  A really sensational ability is to balance the blood sugar, according to a study completed at the Arizona […]

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What Upcoming Moms Should Eat

Posted on May 21, 2018

Just because the bun is still in the oven does not mean you are not allowed to celebrate Mother’s Day. You are a mom-to-be, with “mom” being the main keyword. In fact, you are already a great mother — you talk and sing to your baby; you are making major sacrifices for his or her […]

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Milk

Whole-Fat Milk

Posted on May 21, 2018

            New research suggests that those children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk.  Those who drank whole milk with a 3.25% fat content had a body mass index score that was 0.72 units lower than those […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon