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  1. The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most salient health trends of the past decade. Physicians are increasingly recommending these oily supplements for a variety of purposes, from helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels within normal ranges to combating the physical effects of aging. But when is the best time to take omega-3 supplements? Most people who take...
  2. Study Shows Fruits and Veggies Reduce Death Risk

    Study Shows Fruits and Veggies Reduce Death Risk

    Fruits and vegetables are essential sources of the fiber, nutrients and vitamins that our bodies need to thrive. We already know that a healthy plant-based diet can help us maintain healthy blood pressure, improve digestion and reduce our risks of developing certain types of cancer. Now, a new study suggests that fruits and veggies reduce death risk. More specifically, consuming...
  3. Artificial Sweeteners Toxic to Gut Bacteria, Harm Digestive Health

    Artificial Sweeteners Toxic to Gut Bacteria, Harm Digestive Health

    In recent years, continued discoveries relating to the importance of the gut microbiome have brought to light the extent to which we rely on the bacteria thriving in our body to determine how we fight off disease. The bacteria in the large intestine are responsible for influencing genetic responses to a number of external factors. We actually have more microbes...
  4. Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Recent research has found that increasing vitamin intake may reduce the risk of chronic disease as we age. Whether by consuming a more diverse diet or by taking a high-quality dietary supplement, ingesting sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the chances of developing myocardial infarction, stroke and other medical disorders. Similarly, getting enough of other important vitamins has been shown...
  5. Can Anthocyanins in Blueberries Protect Heart Health and More?

    Can Anthocyanins in Blueberries Protect Heart Health and More?

    We already know that blueberries are packed with vitamins and nutrients that provide a vast array of health benefits. According to a new study, certain compounds found in blueberries protect heart health and and may even help prolong life. New Study Finds Blueberries Protect Heart Health A joint project, which brought together researchers from the U.K.'s University of East Anglia...
  6. Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, affecting over 30 million Americans -- over 10 percent of the population -- each year. Despite recommendations regarding what to eat and other lifestyle changes, science has been unable to slow the proliferation of this "modern-day" disease. Now, new findings reveal that meal timing affects blood sugar. This crucial information may lead to...
  7. Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, especially for people living in the United States and those who follow a typical Western diet. As a result of the vast amounts of refined sugar, processed foods and unhealthy fats consumed, millions of people have become overweight or clinically obese. And unfortunately, poor food choices may not be the only culprit: A...
  8. Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D may be less emphasized than maintaining proper levels of other important vitamins, however this nutrient is vital to the functioning of our bodies. In fact, every single cell in the body has a receptor devoted to collecting vitamin D, suggesting it's used more as a hormone than as a vitamin. Even though we can...
  9. Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    According to a new study, poor eating habits are responsible for one-fifth of all early deaths on a global scale. In 2017, this rate was equivalent to 11 million deaths. While unhealthy foods may not directly cause those premature deaths, the researchers concluded that unhealthy diets exposed more people to noncommunicable diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  10. Muscle Strength Influences Diabetes Risk

    Muscle Strength Influences Diabetes Risk

    Even though type 2 diabetes affects millions of people and is a growing problem worldwide, few people have more than a vague understanding of this illness. You probably know that this is a chronic disease that alters the body's ability to process sugar -- but there's more to it than that. Type 2 diabetes affects the body in one of two...

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